Yamaha S90 Keyboard
Emu Audity 2000
Emu Proteus 2500
Alesis Ion
Novation Supernova II
Ibanez RG350EX Elec. Guitar
Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar


TC M One XL Multi Effects
TC Triple C Compressor
Yamaha MG 16/4 Mixer
RME ADI-8 DS Dig Converter
> SPL Transient Designer 2 <
Focusrite Twintrak Pro Preamp
Line 6 Pod XT Guitar Processor
AKG C4000b Microphone
AKG C451b Stereo Pair Mics
Shure SM58 Microphone
Sennheiser HD280 H/phones
AKG K240DF Headphones
Neutrik Patchbay


Millennium Dual Athlon PC
RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652
MOTU Midi Express XT
Universal Audio UAD-1 card
TC Powercore Firewire
M-Audio Firewire Solo
Sonar 2, 3 and 5
Wavelab 4
Cubase SX 2 and 3
Steinberg Groove Agent
Fxpansion BFD
NI Kontakt 2
Vember Audio Shortcircuit

SPL Transient Designer 2

SPL Transient Designer 2
Sound Performance Labs (SPL) make very nice kit. This little beauty, the 2 channel Transient Designer (4 channel also available) basically takes a sound and allows you to adjust the attack and decay of it. Two knobs per channel, unbalanced in and out on 3/4" jacks analogue processing per channel.

That's all it does. But it does it in a pretty cool way. The sound goes in, an envelope is created of the attack and decay. That envelope is then adjusted according to the algorithms in the box - you can both increase or decrease the attack and/or decay independently . It can morph sounds dramatically, and can rescue things such as a sound with too much reverb on it. Very clever and simplicity itself.

Costs around 300 new, but you can pick them up second hand for not very much at all. Every studio should have one.

Visit the SPL Website Here

Or you can mail me here, glen@abstractfriends.com
if you want to ask me anything, I'll do my best to answer if I can.