We first saw the Future Retro Transient drum module back at Superbooth. But since that first run, they’ve updated the module in both software and hardware to give us the Transient(+).
Update 20th March 2018: It’s available now!
The first thing you see is that gorgeous black and gold livery, it’s completely stunning. It even has new artwork on the back of the module for heaven’s sake. The MicroSD slot has been repositioned on the front panel for better access and they’ve eliminated the need for the +5v power bus.
In software terms the Transient(+) can now take 600 RAW user samples or up to 16MB of 16bit waveforms. 256 instruments can be saved to the card and you can now name them and back them up to computer. Transient(+) will always load the last loaded instrument on power-up. A new Randomise Instrument feature will create new instruments from random parameters at the touch of a button. A sequential modulation source has been added to the voice 1 and 2 sample selection modulation allowing you to step through different waveforms or recreate sliced audio loops.
Independent control of each voice’s sample pitch is a new feature along with various pitch modulation sources. The filter cutoff can now be controlled by either internal modulation oscillators. And the display menu system has been improved.
The Transient(+) will ship with all the original sample library and instruments and more sound packs will become available. It will cost £249 and should arrive in March. Existing owners can send theirs in for a software upgrade for $49.