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TRIGGER Advanced Drum Replacement VST/RTAS/AU
Introducing TRIGGER, the next generation of drum replacement by Slate Digital. TRIGGER introduces new features and advancements not found in any other drum replacement plugin. At the heart of TRIGGER is a revolutionary new triggering engine with Slate Digital’s ADVANCED ALGORITHMS. The engine also contains the AMG humanization algorithm. AMG is a physically modeled triggering algorithm that allows the triggered drums to play with an extremely realistic and natural response. Even ghost notes and complex drum fills can now be retriggered with ease, naturally.
TRIGGER has a MULTI LAYERED triggering engine with 6 stereo channels. This means in ONE instance of the plugin, you can trigger a close mic’d sample, a stereo overhead sample, and a stereo room mic sample, all at once from a single drum track! This allows the user to recreate the sound of natural drums with real multitracked samples. Each sample layer has parameters for customization such as velocity, tune, pan, dynamic control, sustain, and independent levels. Other features include positional sensing, automation for all parameters, MIDI in/out, visual hit detector, and 127 different articulations per sample layer. Aside from using multitrack'd samples, TRIGGER allows you to stack samples however you'd like to create custom drum sounds.
FOR THE MIXER IN ALL OF US
Got a really heavy mix and need an aggressive and punchy drum sound that cuts like a knife? Simply enable TRIGGER's aggro mode, which forces it to use only the loudest sample velocities.
Got a mix that you need easy soft drum sounds? Enable the soft mode, and instantly all the aggressive rimshot samples are muted. TRIGGER sample pools contain numerous presets that can cater towards any mix, just the way you like it.
SAMPLE ACCURATE TRIGGERING
When using TRIGGER, you will hear tight, sample accurate drum triggering without unwanted mistriggers, flamming, or phasing. Kick samples line up tight with the original kick drums, snare drum transients align perfectly, and tom fills come out exactly like the original tracks. The TRIGGER algorithm uses extremely advanced transient detection dsp modules and will produce without question, the most accurate results from even complex snare rolls and fills, without hours of tweaking or having to manually move around hits.
Trigger comes with two modes, LIVE and ACCURATE. LIVE mode is geared for live on-stage triggering and has a no-latency engine. ACCURATE mode is the professional studio setting, which enables TRIGGER’s advanced engine to replicate the original drum track with the most precise detail and natural velocity response.
STEVEN SLATE DRUMS
TRIGGER comes stock with a library of the industry standard STEVEN SLATE DRUMS drum samples. Elite mixers such as Chris Lord Alge, Mike Shipley, Dave Way, Jeff Juliano, Jay Baumgardner, Ben Grosse, David Kahn, and many more top names have relied on STEVEN SLATE DRUMS to help enhance the drum sounds in their mixes for years. All the samples in STEVEN SLATE DRUMS are recorded to 2 inch tape and processed with the finest in vintage and modern analog gear. STEVEN SLATE DRUMS include three sample layers including stereo room mic samples from the famous NRG RECORDING in North Hollywood, California.
Included in TRIGGER Platinum are drum samples from the new STEVEN SLATE DRUMS “Deluxe” series. The DELUXE series of samples are recorded with an extreme attention to detail with multiple articulations, and include mono direct mics, stereo overheads, stereo room mics from NRG RECORDING, and stereo reverb samples from the Bricasti M7 digital reverb. With SLATE DIGITAL’s TRIGGER, you can trigger all of these layers from one drum track, with one instance of the plugin.
IN TRIGGER WE TRUST
TRIGGER is the ultimate way to take your drum sounds to the next level without fuss or hassle. With its sample accurate engine, extreme detail, natural response, multiple drum layers, and professional STEVEN SLATE DRUMS sample library, you’ll never have to worry about drums again. Whats more is TRIGGER containts its own lossless file system that is easy on your CPU.
below is a clip of some drums that were recorded in the Slate Studios storage closet:
and then with two instances of TRIGGER, one on the kick, the other on snare. Both use the direct mic, and the stereo mics from studio A of NRG Recording:
The Overheads and Toms use the INCLUDED "Ultimate Studio Room Impulses".. a series of impulses recorded by Steven Slate from top studio rooms with vintage mics, compression, eq, and landing on real 2 inch tape. The result is IR's that you can use on your unsampled tracks to make them come ALIVE.. This amazing new feature is easy to use and helps make this storage room sound like a $800 per hour studio session.
Now, check out this complex snare fill in the NON sampled track:
This real drum fill has such subtleties and dynamics that most people would avoid trying to trigger off it.. Hear how TRIGGER handles it with EASE in an extremely natural way, no fiddling or extreme tweaking:
Come hear trigger do these complex replacements and more at AES booth #170. Please PM for appointments!