Slate Digital has launched version 2.0 of its Trigger next generation drum replacement plug-in for Windows and Mac.
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.
Trigger 2 features
Extremely accurate drum replacement.
Transient driven Gate.
Eight stereo layers of samples.
Converts audio to Midi.
Comes with Steven Slate Classic Platinum samples.
Trigger 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for $199 USD (Platinum) / $99 USD (EX).
Slate Digital has announced the release of Terry Date Drums, a collection of drumkits for use in for Steven Slate Drums and Trigger.
Terry Date is the producer, recording engineer, and mixer behind bands like The Deftones, Pantera, Staind, Incubus, SoundGarden, and many more. His drum sounds were a major influence on Steven Slate and many of Slate’s own samples were modeled from tones on Terry’s records.
Terry Date Drums for SSD4 and Trigger brings the user 10 drumkits recorded in Hensen Studio B.
The expansion library for SSD4 and Trigger is available to purchase for $99 USD for a limited time (regular $199 USD).
Slate Digital has launched Virtual Buss Compressors, a plug-in suite comprising three unique sounding, 100% analog modeled dynamic processors that are ideal for program material.
Every nuance of real analog compressors has been modeled; including the exact nonlinear characteristics of their transformers, tubes, VCAs, amplifiers, phase distortions, harmonic distortions, and timing.
Virtual Buss Compressors contains 3 models of some of the industry’s most sought after analog gear.
The FG-GREY is a replication of the classic British console compressor, with some fat sounding transformers added in to beef up the low end. The GREY will give your mix that classic glue and punch that you’ve heard on so many hits!
The FG-RED is a replication of the classic RED mixbuss compressor that has been used for decades by some of the world’s top mixers. It sounds tight, punchy, and has rich harmonics from the output transformers.
The FG-MU is a hybrid of several tube compressor designs that is lush, warm, fat, and open sounding. The MU will give your mix tons of depth and analog vibe!
Each compressor also includes a hi pass filter and parallel mix wet/dry knob for ultimate flexibility! Finally, some of the most common professional presets have been added to each compressor to get you started quickly!
Virtual Buss Compressors features
3 Unique 100% Analog Modeled Buss Compressors.
Precisely emulated circuit paths including amplifiers and transformers.
Tons of classic presets used by top mix engineers.
Available as a rack or individual plugins.
2 Activations per user.
The VBC bundle is available for $199 USD, including a free iLok 2 until July 12th, 2013.
Gobbler has announced its Gobblerama referral contest.
Gobbler is offering over $10,000 in prizes from Universal Audio, Telefunken, Focusrite and others, just for inviting your friends!
Throughout the month of May, Gobbler customers who get the greatest number of friends to sign up for Gobbler will win audio hardware and software prizes every week. The grand prize, a Universal Audio 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier, will be awarded when the contest ends, May 28th. Daily prizes from Groove3, Slate Digital, Softube, and others will also be given away randomly – just for entering!