Ott
Q

Hi OTT, I think I remember you saying it was important to "look after the transients" - what do you mean by this - I know what a transient is, but how do you look after them?


Ott responded on 11/17/2014
A

You make sure you don't 'snap them off' with inappropriately-set compressors, limiters and saturators.

A limiter or high-ratio compressor with too fast an attack setting can round off the front of a sound in such a way as to make it unrecoverable. Even with transient processors like the SPL or Sony TransMod it isn't always possible to recover a carelessly-dulled transient.



The transient portion of a sound is vital for placing it in a mix and great care should be taken to preserve it in relation to the body of the sound.

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