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Slate Digital updates Trigger drum replacement plugin to v2.0

Steven Slate Trigger 2.0

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.
  • Leakage suppression.
  • 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).

More information: Steven Slate Drums / Trigger


Slate Digital releases Terry Date Drums for Steven Slate Drums & Trigger

Slate Digital Terry Date Drums

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).

More information: Slate Digital / Terry Date Drums


Steven Slate Drums releases Chris Lord Alge Expansion

Steven Slate Drums Chris Lord-Alge Expansion

Steven Slate Drums has announced the release of the Chris Lord Alge Expansion for Steven Slate Drums 4.0 and Trigger.

In the Spring of 2012, Chris Lord Alge revisited his recording engineer roots and recorded multiple world class drumkits at OCEAN studios in Burbank. He then mixed all the drums in his classic style in his LA mixroom using the same processing chains that you’ve heard on all of his records. He even printed a sample layer of his famous SONY reverb unit on the kicks and snares. The result is some of the fattest, punchiest, most mix ready virtual drums in the industry! And now you can use these classic Chris Lord Alge drums in Steven Slate Drums 4 Virtual Drum instrument and Steven Slate TRIGGER Drum Replacer/Enchancer.

Chris Lord Alge Expansion features

  • Recorded & mixed by Chris Lord Alge.
  • 12 snares, 11 kicks, 5 toms.
  • Use Directly with SSD4 Player or TRIGGER.
  • Multiple Articulations on Snares.
  • Complete control.
  • Classic CLA sound.
  • Easy to install.

The expansion is available for the introductory price of $149 USD for the SSD4 and Trigger editions (regular $249 USD), or $199 for a bundle of both (regular $399 USD).

More information: Steven Slate Drums / Chris Lord Alge Expansion


Slate Digital launches Steven Slate Drums 3.5 to 4.0 Upgrade Sale

Steven Slate Drums EX / Platinum

Slate Digital has announced a limited time Upgrade Sale, offering users of Steven Slate Drums a chance to upgrade to the latest version of the virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac at a reduced price.

SSD4 replaces the Kontakt player version of SSD with a state of the art virtual instrument built from the ground up by the Slate software team. SSD4 is easier to use, has an internal groove player, incredible editing and remapping features, the ability to import your own sounds, and most of all, new algorithms have been implemented that make the drums sound way better!

But most of all, you get the Slate DELUXE kits. These new kits are unprocessed and recorded with four times the detail of the classic kits in 3.5! Add new vintage Ludwig kits, Gretch Jazz kits, new metal kits, and even some amazing Electronic kits to your drum arsenal! Plus, the new SSD4 playback algorithms ensure the most natural and realistic playing. You also get the new Deluxe cymbal pack featuring SOULTONE cymbals!

Steven Slate Drums Upgrade Deal

Upgrade/Crossgrade Pricing:

  • Platinum 3.x to Platinum 4.0: $149 discount – COST: $99.
  • EX 3.x to EX 4.0: $49 discount – COST: $29.
  • EX 3.x to Platinum 4.0: from $49 to $149 discount (depending on number of expansion packs).
  • Competing Drum Software to Platinum: $149 discount.

The promotion ends Wednesday October 31st, 2012.

More information: Steven Slate Drums / SSD 4.0 Upgrade

comment No-Brainer: Steven Slate Drums 4 ESSENTIAL

Steven Slate Drums 4 Essential has launched another No-Brainer deal, offering the Steven Slate Drums 4 Essential virtual drum instrument.

The new Steven Slate Drums 4 ESSENTIAL brings the power, flexibility, and sound of the Steven Slate Drums 4 virtual instrument to the masses.

SSD4 Essential comes with one world class Steven Slate DELUXE drumkit, as well as an additional kick and snare sample (the uber fat Snare11A) from the CLASSIC pack. Using various blends of the drum options in the mixer, we’ve crafted 10 preset drumkits ranging from vintage to rock to metal!

The SSD4 PLAYER is a 64bit/32bit drum instrument that is simple to use in any DAW. Loading and customizing kits is a breeze. Routing out the kit pieces discretely to your workstation couldn’t be easier. And SSD4′s internal groove engine can even use grooves from other drum libraries! Kits can also be played on Roland’s VDrums. SSD4 Essential is future proof! You’ll be able to upgrade your virtual drum library with amazing deals coming soon!

Steven Slate Drums 4 Essentials is available to purchase at for $20 USD for a limited time.

Note: The SSD4 Essential drumkits are available in SSD4 EX and Platinum. Customers who have purchased these products would not need SSD4 Essential.

More information: Steven Slate Drums 4 Essential No-Brainer


Groove Monkee Rock Essentials 2, MIDI drum loops

Groove Monkee Rock Essentials 2

Groove Monkee has announced the release of Rock Essentials 2, a collection of over 2700 MIDI drum loops for Rock and Pop/Rock.

This pack was designed for song writers looking for an easy-to-use collection of “straightforward” rock and pop/rock grooves.

7 essential feels are included: Shuffle, Half-Time Shuffle, Ballad – Straight (3/4, 6/8 and 12/8), Ballad – Shuffle (3/4 and 12/8), Straight 8ths, Straight and Shuffle 16ths and Driving Rock (3/4 and 6/8).

Sick of complicated, super-busy loops? If so, check this out!

Rock Essentials 2 features

  • 2700 Royalty Free MIDI Drum Loops played by a professional studio drummer.
  • Tempo: 60 to 200 bpm.
  • Time Signatures: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 and 12/8.
  • Rock and Pop midi drum loops with 7 essential feels: Shuffle, Half-Time Shuffle, Ballad – Straight (3/4, 6/8 and 12/8), Ballad – Shuffle (3/4 and 12/8), Straight 8ths, Straight and Shuffle 16ths and Driving Rock (3/4 and 6/8).
  • Designed for those seeking rock and pop grooves that are “less busy” and more “straight forward”. Extra midi drum fills arranged by tempo and type (build, flam, toms, pushes and rolls).
  • If you need basic, straightforward Rock and Pop/Rock grooves, check these out.
  • Formats: Addictive Drums, Battery, BFD, BFD2, EZdrummer, Superior 2, Session Drummer, Steven Slate, Ableton Live, Reason and many more! Click here for all available mappings and formats.
  • Grooves are NOT quantized.

Rock Essentials 2 is available to purchase for $29.95 USD.

More information: Groove Monkee / Rock Essentials 2

comment Slate Digital Steven Slate Drums EX Expansion Deal

Slate Digital Steven Slate Drums EX Expansion Deal is offering a limited time deal on Steven Slate Drums EX Expansion Kits, a collection of kits for Steven Slate Drums EX Edition.

These expansion kits normally sell for $59 Ea. During this promotion you’ll get all five expansion kits for only $80! That’s a savings of $215!

Be aware that you MUST own the Steven Slate Drums EX Edition to use these expansion kits. You are welcome to buy the Steven Slate Drums EX Edition and this EX Expansion Pack deal on the same order.

Slate Digital Steven Slate Drums EX Expansion Deal features

  • All five Steven Slate Drums EX Expansion Kits plus five new presets:
  • Essential Rock/Pop 1: Ballad Kit, Crisp Rock Kit, Meat n Potatoes Kit, Perfect Rock Kit, Radio Hit Kit2, Slate Custom Kit.
  • Metal and More: Deftones Kit, Dream Theater Kit, Dry Metal, Metal Dream Kit, Metallica Kit, Pantera Kit, Thick Metal Kit.
  • Essential Rock/Pop 2: DeepRock Kit, Fat Radio Rock Kit, Greenday Kit, Modern Rock Kit, Radio Rocker Kit, Reggae Ska Kit.
  • Rock Classics: ACDC Kit, Chili Peppers Kit, Led Zep, Modern Zep, Motley Crue, Nirvana Kit, Steely Dan Kit.
  • Essential Rock/Pop 3: Angry Rock Kit, Beefy Dry Kit, Big Fatty Kit Dry B, Big Fatty Kit Wet A, Classic Pop Kit Dry, Classic Pop Kit Wet, Deep Rock Kit2.

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