Phase-accurate drum replacer paired with over 40 virtual drum kits from Steve Slate Drums.
Slate Digital's Trigger Platinum is a package deal that includes their next-generation drum replacer VST/RTAS/AU plug-in, Trigger, as well as the virtual drum collection Steven Slate Drums SIGNATURE DRUMKITS Platinum Edition samples.
Trigger Advanced Drum Replacer
Slate Trigger is an exceptional way to take your drum sounds to the next level without fuss or hassle. With the virtual drum replacement plug-in's phase-accurate engine, extreme detail, natural response, multiple drum layers, and the professional Steven Slate Drum sample library that's included, you'll never have to worry about drums again.
Slate Trigger drum replacer plug-in has a phase-accurate multilayered triggering engine. This means that in one instance of the plug-in, you can seamlessly trigger multiple drum samples simultaneously such as a close mic sample, stereo overhead sample, and a stereo room mic samples. Or, mix many direct mic samples to develop your own custom unique drum sounds. This multichannel triggering functionality allows the user to recreate the sound of natural drums with real multitracked samples. Each sample layer has parameters for customization such as velocity and dynamic control, attack, sustain, release, and independent levels. Other features of the Slate Trigger drum plug-in include 2 detection modes, MIDI in/out, automation of detecting parameters, up to 127 different articulations per instrument, up to 127 velocity layers per instrument and up to 127 alternation hits per velocity layer, and a unique Leakage Suppression function.
Phase Accurate Triggering
When using Slate Trigger, you will hear tight, phase-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 Slate Trigger drum replacer plug-in has the unique functionality to be set in a way that in can automatically be instructed to not trigger certain leakages on a drum track using its Leakage Suppression mode. Using the Leakage Suppression technology you can trigger a drum track with 100% accuracy even if this drum track has many loud bleeds from other drums.
Two Detecting Modes
Slate Trigger Platinum virtual drum plug-in comes with two detecting modes, Live and Accurate. Live mode is geared for live on-stage triggering and has a close-to-zero 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.
Signature Drumkits Platinum Edition
The Signature Drumkits Platinum from Steven Slate Drums is a drum suite that offers a comprehensive digital drum suite on the market, conquering all your digital drum needs with an RTAS VST AU and standalone MIDI plug-in, instant presets for all Roland V-Drum Modules, hundreds of easy to use MIDI grooves in Steven Slate's unique SONG form.
The Drum Samples
At the heart of any drum library are the actual samples themselves. Steven Slate has been called the master of drum sounds. In the early 2000's his original drum sample disc was in high demand amongst many top Hollywood producers and mixers. By 2006, when he publicly released his first official drum sample disc, his sounds could already be heard in many top billboard hits.
Steven has recorded only the best drums, all tuned to perfection for this virtual instrument and sample collection. Every drum and cymbal has been recorded first to 2-inch tape, enhancing their unique rich sound. Every drum and cymbal was recorded with multiple velocities and multiple hits per velocity to ensure the most natural recreation. Then the samples were transferred to digital via high end A/D converters at 24 bit/44.1kHz.
The drum samples were then processed by Steven Slate using some of the most classic analog gear from both past and present. The result are drums that sound like you've always dreamed of, with punchy transients and smooth decays. By listening to the audio demos on the Steven Slate homepage, its easy to hear why many pros call Steven's drum samples the very best-sounding digital drums available.
While you'll probably find many of the drum kits on Steven Slate Drums are reminiscent of drum sets you've heard from various bands over the years, thirteen kits have been authentically modeled for a sound so genuine, it's just like the real acoustic thing! The Signature Drumkits Platinum collection contains drum sets modeled after those from Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Motley Crue, Metallica, Greenday, Deftones, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Pantera, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Dream Theater. Keep in mind, these drum kits model the finalized mixed sounds that you have become familiar with, not just raw recordings of the drummer's kits. Check out the audio demos on the Steven Slate homepage.
The Steven Slate Drums collection contains two unique sounding sets of room mics. The first set is from a large warehouse with concrete walls. These room mics were processed with heavy doses of compression, EQ, and even modulation to make a larger-than-life, deep, wide, expressive room sound.
The drums were then sampled in the famous NRG Recording STUDIO A, known for being one of the top drum rooms in Los Angeles. It's been home to bands like Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, and more. These room mics have been left unprocessed and contain the signature depth and space from this beautiful sounding room.