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Slate Digital Trigger 2 EX Drum-Replacement Plug-in (Download)

Slate Digital Trigger 2 EX
Slate Digital Trigger EX
List Price: $129.00
Our Price: $99.00

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Product Code: 9999-08090


Slate Digital Trigger 2 EX Drum-Replacement Plug-in (Download)

The Slate Digital Trigger EX Drum-Replacement Plug-in, a one-stop drum-replacement tool that saves you time - and sounds better than the rest!

SLATE DIGITAL's TRIGGER 2.0 is the next generation drum replacement VST/RTAS/AU/AAX plugin. TRIGGER has a phase accurate multi layered triggering engine. This means that in one instance of the plugin, you can seamlessly trigger 8 stereo 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 sounds. This multi channel 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 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.

When using 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.

Trigger 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.

Trigger comes with three latency modes, and can work with live triggering using a 4ms LIVE MODE.

TRIGGER comes stock with a library of the industry standard STEVEN SLATE DRUMS EX 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.

TRIGGER can also load expansion libraries such as Steven Slate Deluxe, Chris Lord Alge, and Terry Date.

TRIGGER is the ultimate way to take your drum sounds to the next level without fuss or hassle. With its phase 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.


TRIGGER Platinum instrument library contains more than 2.3 GB of high-quality 24 bit samples compressed using TRIGGER lossless sample compression (6 GB uncompressed). TRIGGER Platinum instrument library includes: 46 snares (including 2 high-detailed Deluxe snares with adjustable overheads and 12 alternation hits per each velocity), 33 kick drums (including 2 Deluxe kick drums), 8 sets of toms.

TRIGGER EX instrument library contains 10 snares including 1 from the Deluxe set and the "Old Zep" snare, 9 kick drums (including the modeled "Old Zep" and "ToneDef"), and 3 sets of toms. All samples are high-quality 24 bit samples compressed using TRIGGER lossless sample compression.

With Trigger's instrument maker, you can also create your own multi velocity sample sets!!

Slate Digital Trigger 2 EX Drum-Replacement Plug-in Features

  • Extremely accurate drum replacement
  • Leakage suppression
  • Eight stereo layers of samples
  • Converts audio to Midi
  • Comes with Steven Slate Classic EX samples
  • Mac: AU 32/64, VST 32/64, AAX 32/64, RTAS
  • PC: VST 32/64, AAX 32/64, RTAS

Slate Digital Trigger 2 EX Drum-Replacement Plug-in System Requirements

  • MAC Minimum Requirements
    • Mac OS® X 10.6 or higher
    • Multicore Intel CPU, clock speed of 1.7 GHz or more
    • Display resolution of 1024 x 768 or above
    • 2 GB RAM or more recommended
    • 2.4 GB free disc space
    • iLok dongle (1 or 2) Required
  • PC Minimum Requirements
    • Windows 7® (32/64 bit)
    • Intel or AMD CPU with SSE2 support, 1.7 GHz or more
    • Display resolution of 1024 x 768 or above
    • 2 GB RAM or more recommended
    • 2.4 GB free disc space
    • iLok dongle (1 or 2)

What We Think

Slate Digital Trigger EX is the most cost effective way to get into Trigger, but be warned that you will quickly find yourself wanting to get into Platinum. And the reason? Because you will want the expansive sample library. EX (what I use in my home studio), is a great program that will help you get a perfect drum mix, and solve issues. Hey, you want a Black Beauty on your tracks, but canâ??t afford one? Me neither. Thankfully, there is Trigger. Have a great drum take, and all sounds killer â?" except for the hi hat bleed ruining the snare track, and you donâ??t have the time to re-record it, and most likely wouldnâ??t be able to capture the same performance again â?" Trigger, problem solved. It is just that you will love this plug-in so much, that you will want more of it, and find yourself eyeing the upgrade to Platinum.

- Ryan Ferris

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Slate Drum Trigger May 19, 2014
Reviewer: Aleksandr Dokshin from Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg Russia  
Thanks for excellent products.I'm use this for Drums Edit and create perfect sound.
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Slate Digital EX Drum December 21, 2011
Reviewer: Marek Heimburger from Ostroda, warminsko-mazurskie Poland  
Great working drum replacer, best I've ever had.

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