Surreal Machines have released Crack, a free transient effect plugin for Windows and macOS.

Crack is the little brother of ‘Impact’, a paid multiband transient processor (€49) which is a new release also. Surreal Machines say Impact is a versatile tool for reshaping the dynamics of drums, loops, and much more.

As for Crack, this is great on just one drum or for quickly adjusting a loop. It is cheap on your CPU, so you can load it up across all your tracks. Its other advantage is that it can be blended with the dry signal using the Dry/Wet knob, so you can dial in the amount of the effect.

Impact plugin by Surreal Machines
Impact is Crack’s big brother with more functions (€49)

Like Impact, Crack features a custom limiter for peak reduction, soft analog-modeled clipping, and a maximizer specially tuned for use with transient materials. All of these for free.

Crack requires adding to cart and of course, an account at Surreal Machine – simply register with your email.

This plugin is available in VST & AU versions for Windows and macOS.

More information: Surreal Machines

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