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Waves SMATCK Smack Attack Transient Shaper Plugin
Waves Smack Attack Transient Shaper Plugin

Waves Smack Attack Transient Shaper Plugin

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MPN: SMATCK
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With a user-friendly GUI, plus zero latency in the studio and live, Smack Attack will let you go sensitive or aggressive on your transients, design the perfect pulse in your tracks, and make every hit count.

Add smack and bite to drums, loops, synth hits and all percussive sounds by designing the level, shape and duration of their transients’ attack and sustain – from surgical tweaks to savage effects.

The first attack, initial hit or onset of a sound is known as its ‘transient.’ By controlling the exact level, shape and duration of these sounds, you can give your tracks the perfect tightness and dynamics they need, in ways that a compressor can’t always do.

With Smack Attack, you can unleash or tame kicks, snares, claps, drum samples, or any other drum or percussion instrument – but also guitar and bass plucks, quick piano arpeggios, synth stabs, or even your entire mix.

Unlike traditional transient shapers, Smack Attack lets you control more than just attack and sustain levels; you also get pinpoint control over the transients’ shape and duration. You can make a kick tighter than you’d ever imagined – or give your snares that extra crack. You also have a Sensitivity control for selective transient shaping: you can process all your transients, only the loudest ones, or anything in between.

Note: This is a non-refundable digital download.

Waves Smack Attack Transient Shaper Plugin Features

  • ‘Secret weapon’ for mixing drums and all other percussive instruments
  • Unleash or tame transient attack & sustain
  • Fine-tune transient level, shape and duration
  • Real-time graphic wave display
  • Zero latency in the studio or live
  • Limiter/clipper for driving your sound to the limit
  • Sensitivity control for selective transient shaping
  • Wet/Dry mix control for parallel processing
  • MIDI control assignable
  • Smack Attack Transient Shaper Plugin Download1
  • System Requirements
    • Mac
      • CPU: Intel Core i7 / i9 / Xeon-W / Apple Silicon
      • Memory
        • Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
        • 16 GB free disk space on the system drive
      • Operating System: 10.15.7, 11.6.5, 12.4. 13.0
      • Screen Resolution
        • Minimum: 1024x768
        • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
        • USB displays are not supported as the primary display.
        • V14 plugins require a graphics card that supports ‘Metal’
    • Windows
      • CPU
        • Intel Core i5, i7, i9, Xeon (all Gen 5 and above)
        • AMD Quad Core
        • AVX Support required
      • Memory
        • Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
        • 16 GB free disk space on the system drive
      • Operating System
        • Windows 10 64 bit (21H2)
        • Windows 11 (21H2)
      • Screen Resolution
        • Minimum: 1024x768
        • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
  • Supported Hosts
    • The DAW versions listed below are the latest on which we tested and officially qualified each the latest version of our products.
    • Waves’ latest version works on newer sub-versions of these DAWs, unless stated otherwise.
    • If your DAW (or DAW version) is not listed here, we recommend you demo the product you wish to purchase to confirm it works.
    • Your DAW must be running on an operating system that supports it in order for plugins to work properly. To confirm that your DAW version is supported on your operating system, please refer to your DAW’s website.
    • Mac
      • Pro Tools 2022.4 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
      • Logic Pro X, 10.7.4 (Audio Units)
      • Digital Performer 11 (Audio Units)
      • Ableton Live 11 (VST3)
      • Nuendo 12 (VST3)
      • Cubase 12 (VST3)
      • Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
      • Garage Band 10.4.6 (Audio Units)
      • Audition 22 (VST3)
      • Premiere Pro 22 (VST3)
      • Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
      • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
      • REAPER 6 (VST3)
      • Reason 12 (VST)
      • Maschine 2 (VST)
      • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
      • Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)
      • Luna 1.1.11 (Audio Units)
    • Windows
      • Pro Tools 2022.4 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
      • Ableton Live 11 (VST3)
      • Nuendo 12 (VST3)
      • Cubase 12 (VST3)
      • Cakewalk by BandLab 2021 (VST3)
      • Audition 22 (VST3)
      • Premiere Pro 22 (VST3)
      • Samplitude Pro X6 (VST3)
      • Sequoia 15 (VST3)
      • Pyramix 14 (VST3)
      • Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
      • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
      • REAPER 6 (VST3)
      • Reason 12 (VST)
      • Maschine 2 (VST)
      • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
      • Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)
  • Supported PlatformsMost Audio Hosts (See Supported Hosts), MultiRack, SuperRack, StudioRack, eMotion LV1 Mixer, eMotion ST Mixer, Avid VENUE 7.1 or later (When used with SoundGrid Rack for VENUE.)
  • Sample Rate192kHz
  • Channel ComponentsMono, Stereo
  • Latency
    • NATIVE/SOUNDGRID
      • 44.1 kHz - 48 kHz=0
      • 88.2 kHz - 96 kHz=0
      • 176.4 kHz - 192 kHz=0
    • VENUE TDM: 48kHz=NA

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