VST plugins are software effects devices for digital audio workstations (DAWs). There are a plethora of eqs, reverbs, compressors, etc. available to extend the functionality of your DAW. One of the more unusual of these devices is the Attacker from SPL (Sound Performance Lab). For a limited time, they are giving this unique processor away for free!
This unique processor is ideal for adding presence and ‘oomph’ to selected signals. Try it on a wimpy-sounding bass drum to add some real meat. Or if your dirty guitar is loud, yet still indistinct, you can use the Attacker to bring it to the foreground.
Simple to operate, one need only instantiate the Attacker as a VST plugin on the channel to be enhanced, twist the attack dial to achieve the desired amount of emphasis, then trim the output gain control to set the overall level. Simple and effective.
The spl Attacker is available for download, in both Windows and OS X versions, at spl’s website. It is provided in VST, RTAS, and AU plugin formats, and is compatible with most mainstream DAWs. But act fast – this is a limited time offer (expires 2009 November 15).