WAVES Smack Attack – Transient Shaping Plug-in

$35.99

WAVES Smack Attack - Transient Shaping Plug-in
WAVES Smack Attack - Transient Shaping Plug-in

WAVES Smack Attack is aptimized for drums an fine-tunes each instrument’s level, shape, and duration. Use this plug-in on individual tracks, or slap it on your drum bus to maximize the entire kit. Either way, it results in kicks that punch and snares that crack. Armed with a Sensitivity control for selective transient shaping, a Wet/Dry mix control for parallel processing, and more, the level of control afforded by Smack Attack is astounding.

WAVES Smack Attack is aptimized for drums an fine-tunes each instrument’s level, shape, and duration. Use this plug-in on individual tracks, or slap it on your drum bus to maximize the entire kit. Either way, it results in kicks that punch and snares that crack. Armed with a Sensitivity control for selective transient shaping, a Wet/Dry mix control for parallel processing, and more, the level of control afforded by Smack Attack is astounding.

Shape Your Drums’ Punch
with the Ultimate Transient Shaper

Make drums leap out of a mix. Help the snare crack instead of thud. Get strummed acoustic guitar to sound crisper. Enable percussive rap vocals to hit hard. Or, go in the other direction—tame hand percussion to sit better in the mix, or pull back a bass’s attack to emphasize sustain.

Compared to traditional transient shapers, Smack Attack’s powerful processing provides more detailed control over the initial attack. From tracks to masters, your sound comes alive.

Control Percussive Sounds
with Total Detail

Restore Presence for Drums and Percussive instruments

The recording process can’t always capture transients faithfully, which dulls the sound. Smack Attack not only restores transients, but can emphasize them to produce hyper-realistic presence and energy.


Pick Your Punch

Add as much, or as little, punch as you want to any instrument with a percussive attack. Bring drums, bass, brass stabs, string attacks, even vocals closer to a mix’s forefront. Or, push the punch hard—and set sounds on stun.


Take the Edge Off, Too

Bright acoustic guitars sound great—but the pick noise can be overwhelming. Use Smack Attack to soften the pick transient, but keep the brightness. Or, take the edge off tambourines and other aggressive percussion.


From Surgical Fixes to Creative Effects

Apply different shapes to the attack, from tight spikes to blunt shapes with a slower rise. Raise sustain to bring up room sound on drums, or lower sustain to tighten up any sound (like a ringing tom) that overstays its welcome. Both Attack and Sustain come with Sensitivity and Duration controls to tailor the effect with precision.


Flexible and Versatile

Parallel processing lets you dial in the right blend of transient-shaped and original sound. And even when pushing punch to the max, you can enable clipping or limiting to guard against excessive output levels.


Zero Latency for Live Sound

Smack Attack’s real-time operation has no latency, so it rocks your sound in live shows as well. You can even add real-time expressiveness with MIDI controllers, like a keyboard’s mod wheel, or footpedal.


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FEATURES

Emphasizes Percussive Peaks for More Punch and Presence

Controls Attack Characteristics More Flexibly than Ever Before

Customize Attack Levels, and How Much of The Attack to Process

Softens Peaks to Place Instruments Further Back in The Mix

Selectively Tighten or Extend Transients and Sustain

Sensitivity Control for Selective Transient Shaping

Advanced Features—Parallel Processing, MIDI Control

Limiter/clipper to Drive Your Sound to The Limit

Real-Time Graphic Display Makes It Easy to Optimize Settings Quickly

Zero Latency for Live Sound Mixing in Real Time

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MAC OS:

CPU
Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon W 2013 and up / Apple Silicon
See notes regarding Apple Silicon processors

Memory
Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
16 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
macOS Catalina 10.15, Big Sur 11, Monterey 12, Ventura 13, Sonoma 14

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 (all Gen 6 and above)
AMD Ryzen 9
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
Windows 11

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

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WAVES Smack Attack – Transient Shaping Plug-in