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"I use the SPL Transient Designer plug-in on almost every one of my drums. It helps get a great attack on the sound. You want the transients to shine through and 'wow,' that plug-in" - [Armin Van Buuren](http://www.uaudio.com/store/special-processing/spl-transient-designer.html).more
In this video at 9:26 René from Black Sun Empire can be seen using this plugin. He says: "This is another trick you can do to add different layers [of drums] because the attack is always gonna be a problem, so if you have different attacks from either snares or kicks sometimes it's better to take out a bit of the attack, and this plugin does it".more
In [this article](http://patricksisson.com/gang-signs-post-punk-legends-gang-of-four-revisit-old-principles-and-crank-up-the-transistor-amps-on-content/), Andy discusses his drum micing technique. “'For the snare, I use an SM57 or Beyerdynamic M88, an SM85, and a KSM44,' says Gill. 'The 44 I usually put close and send through [a] Transient Designer for more whack and crack; it gives it character.'”more
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