Transient Processor

DEMO ONLY: Transient Processor is available as a demo version in FL Studio and needs to be purchased separately so you can save projects containing Transient Processor.

Transient Processor is a dynamics processing plugin. Use it with high Attack settings to give extra snap or punch to drum sounds or with high Release settings to increase the apparent loudness or weight of percussion, vocals or any other sound where you would normally use a compressor. Unlike a compressor there are no thresholds or compression ratios to set, so Transient Processor is more forgiving and you will find it easier to achieve the sound you desire. Alternatively, use low Release settings to suppress unwanted noise or reverb in the tail of a sound. Transient Processor works dynamically with the input signal, processing only the attack and or release as you choose and will quickly become your indispensable go-to dynamics processing tool. Experimentation is key and abuse of the plugin is encouraged. Reap the sonic rewards! Related plugins are Fruity Limiter and Maximus.

See Transient Processor tutorial videos here

NOTES: 1. The plugin layout does not reflect the signal flow. Refer to the Signal Flowchart at the bottom of this page. 2. The effectiveness of Transient Processor is highly material dependent. Similar to an EQ, where frequencies must exist in the sound to be equalized. Transient processing works on transients, so transients must be present for the processor to work.


The Transient Process operates by using Input Envelope Followers (IEF) to make a series of multiplications to the signal level. These multiplications are closely correlated with the input signal itself. Where there are transient peaks, they can be amplified or suppressed. The decay of transients can also be sustained or suppressed. Transient Processor responds to the slope of the transient attack and decay, rather than the peak or RMS level. So, unlike with a compressor or expander, there is no threshold or ratio setting and you can choose to boost or cut the attack and decay parts of transients independently.

Interface Controls

Visualization Controls

The visualization controls become visible when you mouse-over the visualization window. Drag the lower edge of the plugin to show and hide the visualization window.

NOTE: Where input and output peaks overlap the display will show grey.

Signal Flowchart

Plugin Credits: Daniel Schaack

Interface: Miroslav Krajcovic