Transector 1.2.0

-updated September 14,2015-

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Transector is an aggressive transient-designing audio plugin, used to attenuate various transient qualities of an audio signal.  Use it to boost the initial attack of various instruments, such as adding more crack to a snare or kick drum.  Simultaneously, you can use Transector to alter the decaying portion of audio.  This is useful in many situations, such as decreasing the decay of a vocal track, or reducing to amount of room ambiance in drum tracking.  Version 1.1.0 adds both saturation and clipping to the Attack transient phase, as well as improved oversampling and stereo controls.

When two knobs are just not enough

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Transector is a highly customizable transient designer that you can use in a variety of mixing situations, with a variety of sonic material, and as a creative tool.  Although the default settings work in many situations, Transector gives you access to many advanced features.  This includes:

  • attack clipping and saturation
  • external side-chain controls
  • side-chain filtering and solo controls
  • separate left- and right-signal transient processing
  • mid/side mode with adjustable transient gain amounts
  • stereo width control and balance
  • transient metering
  • three separate transient gain stages (attack, sustain, and release)
  • input metering, output metering, and adjustable waveform history display


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Three independent Transient Bands

Instead of just Attack and Release, Transector includes a third band: Sustain.  The Sustain band is an adjustable middle band between Attack and Release.  By adding a third Transient band, you can use Transector to focus-in on different aspects of a track’s sound, or to smooth the transition between Attack and Release.  Increase the body of the sound without over exaggerating the attack, or roll-off the decay of a sound without removing all of the tone.

Get Creative

Transector includes extreme and aggressive settings; settings that you can use to create new sounds.  By taking advantage of Transector’s side-chain controls and mid/side settings, Transector can help tracks sit in the mix, or stand out with flair.


Useful interface

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Transector shares a common interface with ClipShifter and PreAMPed, with input metering, output metering, and a waveform history view.  Transector also shows you directly what is occurring with the two independent transient detectors.  Use the controls to easily set advanced transient detection settings, or to adjust the transition areas between Attack, Sustain, and Release

System requirements and specifications

  • Windows: VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX plugin formats.  Transector requires Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machines with a processor that supports SSE2 (AMD or Intel processor from around 2004 or later)
  • OSX: AU, VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX plugin formats.  Transector requires OSX 10.5 or later, and an Intel Core2Duo processor (or better)


Download Transector

A demo version of Transector can be downloaded by using the links below.  The demo version of the plugin is fully functioning except for occasional bypassing of the plugin’s processing (approximately 1 time per minute, for 4 seconds).  Before purchasing Transector, please download and test the demo version of the plugin to ensure that it works on your system and with your chosen DAW software.  Each installer includes Transector and Transector-Stereo.  Transector enables external side-channel inputs.  Transector-Stereo disables this external feature, which is necessary only on certain plugin formats like AU.

Transector: OSX (1.2.0) AU, VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX 

Transector: Windows (1.2.0) VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX 

Purchase Transector

Transector is available for purchase at the price of $29.95  USD.  To purchase Transector, visit the Purchase Page or add to your cart now.


Version 1.2.0

  • AAX and RTAS support for Windows
  • New Undo/Redo and A/B comparison
  • Changed knobs to newer style
  • New alternate settings for individual knobs (right-click or ctrl-shift click on knob to view)
  • Improved accuracy of VU text values greater than -1 dB
  • More informative About Box (click on the LVC-Audio logo)
  • Improved handling of plugin latency with Steinberg software (VST3 format is still not recommended with Wavelab)
  • Windows installer now checks for presence of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013 (see install.txt for further information)
  • Improved handling of saving and recalling settings, including recalling knob multi-configuration settings
  • Better handling of control settings on GUI when loading presets
  • Changed knobs to newer style
  • General enhancements and fixes

Version 1.1.2

  • AAX and RTAS formats for OSX
  • fixed problems with all controls not being initialized properly when loading some saved settings
  • improved HQ oversampling
  • update for compatibility with Pro Tools 11.2 (AAX)
  • text entry fix for controls with negative-only values (e.g., typing "5" will automatically be recognized as -5)
  • improve meter reset when clicking on the VU Text readout
  • standardized meter ballistics across all plugins
  • signed OSX installers
  • revised preset loading and saving function to "future-proof" loading older presets in new version of plugin

Version 1.1.1

  • fixed preset loading to ensure that controls were initialized to correct values
  • improved registration process (registration files saved in common location)
  • improved waveform display, and correctly enabling/disabling input, output, and transient signals
  • improved oversampling high-frequency response (i.e., about 18kHz)
  • general enhancements to improve plugin efficiency

Version 1.1.0

  • New Saturation control added to Attack
  • New Clip Level control added to Attack
  • Revised transient detection process
  • Added Width and Balance controls
  • Knob controls revised to include A->B comparison feature, and fine scrolling/dragging by using the Control, Shift, or Alt keys
  • Changed VU meters and waverform display to a logarithmic scale and revised zoom control
  • Changed oversampling to include linear phase filtering with steeper roll-off
  • Change meter ballistics on VU meters, and updated loudness meter
  • Revised presets
  • Fixed latency issues when using plugin bypass button
  • Fixed controls not being recalled correctly when using the clipboard import feature
  • General processing and graphical improvements
  • Fixed plugin initialization issues when using VST3 format

Version 1.0.0

Initial Release