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

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Slate Digital Trigger Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in

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. Trigger Platinum also contains a transient triggered gate that is the ultimate tool for cleaning up drum tracks with excess leakage. 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 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.

Slate Digital Trigger Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in Features

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

Slate Digital Trigger Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in Specifications

  • 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)
  • 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)

Slate Digital Trigger Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in Includes

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!!

What We Think

Slate Digital Trigger Platinum is a must! Hands down, one of the most powerful and useful tools in the digital audio realm today. Whether you are blending the triggered samples and the miked tracks, straight out replacing the drums, or fixing issues like hat bleed in the snare track, Trigger has you covered. Not only is it easy to use and set up, but it is fast. This plug-in has super low latency, and the samples are top notch. With the tweakability of the samples, and the ability to layer samples to create your own sounds, Slate Digital Trigger Platinum is extremely powerful. Plus you get the most expansive library of samples from Steven Slate available for Trigger. I don't always sample replace my drums, but when I do, I use Trigger. Keep options my friends.

- Ryan Ferris

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  • 5

    Best sample replacement software out there. Also enjoy the expansion packs available.

  • 3
    SD Trigger 2

    The library sounds great, and some of the set-up is easy. The instructions are not very clear especially regarding suppression. A better manual would have made this 5 stars.

  • 5
    Check the spam folder!

    I didn't recieve my authorization, called the very helpful support staff, and while I was on the phone I thought to check my spam folder and there it was. Easy purchase otherwise, no thanks to Gmail for screwing with your spam filter algorithms again.

  • 5
    Great product and great experience

    I love this drum trigger....can't believe how good the sounds are and how smooth it is. Well worth the price. The support from Front End Audio was phenomenal...emails answered quickly and they followed through with instal questions...great company to deal with

  • 5
    Quick route to Pro Drums

    I record my band in a home studio with pretty decent gear, room treatment, and a great pro drummer. Before buying Slate trigger I built sub mics for the kick, I have a Beta 52, toms/snare are miced with 57/58 and a pair of LDC on OH duty. We could get decent quality recordings with this setup but mixes required a ton of work and processing to get a thick kit sound. Trigger, in my brief use ( a few weeks ), has allowed me to quickly swap the individual drum hits with GREAT sounding samples. It is a drastic improvement in the overall sound of our recordings. I don't see much need for buying expensive drum mics anymore, except to capture the OH / room.