Slate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in

Slate Digital

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The Slate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in is the audio industry's ultimate tool for achieving professional drum sounds in mixes. Unlock the potential of natural drum sounds!

The Slate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in is the audio industry’s not so secret weapon for getting big, professional drums sounds in mixes. With an easy-to-use interface, you can quickly replace or augment kicks, snares, and toms in your recordings with a massive library of professional drum samples. The Slate Digital Trigger 2’s phase accurate multi layered triggering engine lets you 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.

Industry Standard Drum Library
The Slate Digital Trigger 2 comes stock with a library of the industry standard drum samples created by Steven Slate. Elite mixers such as Chris Lord Alge, Ross Hogarth, Justin Neibank, Dave Way, Jeff Juliano, Jay Baumgardner, Ben Grosse, David Kahn, Ryan Williams, and many more top names have relied on Slate’s samples to help enhance the drum sounds in their mixes for years. All the samples in Trigger are recorded to 2 inch tape and processed with the finest in vintage and modern analog gear. The Slate Digital Trigger 2 can also load expansion libraries such as Steven Slate Deluxe, Chris Lord Alge, Terry Date, Blackbird studios, and David Bendeth.

Eight Layers of Samples
The Slate Digital Trigger 2 allows you to layer eight multi-velocity samples in it’s sample mixer. That means you can have multiple close mic layers, overhead layers, room mic layers, and more, all in one sample instance. Using the classic mixer, you can craft the perfect final sample tone. The eight channel mixer also allows you to create hybrid sample sounds using different drum samples and mixing them together.

Transient Driven Gate
The Slate Digital Trigger 2's transient driven gate has been praised by audio engineers for its ability to cleanly and precisely clean up tracks with ease.

Leakage Suppression
The Slate Digital Trigger 2’s proprietary leakage suppression allows you to send spill tracks to the plugin so it can intelligently ignore the leakage in a track, so you can get extremely low velocity sample replacement without mis triggering.

The Slate Digital Trigger 2’s MIDI engine allows you to trigger audio from MIDI and can turn audio tracks into MIDI tracks via drag and drop.

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

  • Industry Standard Drum Library: Includes top-quality drum samples by Steven Slate, trusted by renowned mixers.
  • Eight Layers of Samples: Layer up to eight multi-velocity samples in the sample mixer for precision and customization.
  • Transient Driven Gate: Effectively clean up tracks with a precise and efficient transient-driven gate.
  • Leakage Suppression: Intelligent suppression of spill tracks to avoid mis-triggering and achieve low-velocity sample replacement.
  • MIDI In and Out: Trigger audio from MIDI and convert audio tracks into MIDI via drag and drop for versatile possibilities.

Slate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in Contains

  • 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

Slate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in Specifications

  • System Requirements:
    • Mac:
      • System Specs:
        • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
        • RAM: 4 GB
        • Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.9 and Later
        • DAW Compatibility: AAX, VST, AU Supporting DAW
      • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 or Higher
      • Licensing: iLok Machine ID or iLok Dongle 2/3
      • Apple Silicon: M1 Compatible Across All DAWS (64-bit DAWs ONLY)
    • Windows:
      • System Specs:
        • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
        • RAM: 4 GB
        • Windows OS: Windows 7 (32 bit / 64 bit) or Later
        • Supporting DAW: AAX, VST, AU Supporting DAW
      • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 or Higher
      • Licensing: iLok Machine ID or iLok Dongle 2/3
      • DAWs Compatibility: 64-bit DAWs ONLY

Slate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum Drum-Replacement Plug-in Includes

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  • 5
    Max Braverman

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

  • 3
    SD Trigger 2
    Robert DeLisle

    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!
    Matt Parmenter

    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
    Ray Palagy

    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
    Kevin Seelbach

    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.

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, Pro Audio Sales

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