Trigger is an advanced drum replacement plug-in. At the heart of Trigger is a new triggering engine with Slate Digital's Advanced Algorithms. The engine also contains the AMG humanization algorithm. AMG is a physically modeled triggering algorithm that allows the triggered drums to play with an extremely realistic and natural response. Even ghost notes and complex drum fills can now be retriggered with ease, naturally.
Features Trigger has a multi-layered triggering engine with 6 stereo channels. This means in one instance of the plug-in, you can trigger a close mic'd sample, a stereo overhead sample, and a stereo room mic sample, all at once from a single drum track. This allows the user to recreate the sound of natural drums with real multi-tracked samples. Each sample layer has parameters for customization such as velocity, tune, pan, dynamic control, sustain, and independent levels. Other features include positional sensing, automation for all parameters, MIDI in/out, visual hit detector, and 127 different articulations per sample layer. Aside from using multi-tracked samples, Trigger allows you to stack samples however you'd like to create custom drum sounds.
Sample Accurate Triggering When using Trigger, you will hear tight, sample accurate drum triggering without unwanted mis-triggers, 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. The Trigger algorithm uses advanced transient detection DSP modules and will produce accurate results from even complex snare rolls and fills, without hours of tweaking or having to manually move around hits.
Two Modes Trigger comes with two modes, Live and Accurate. Live mode is geared for live on-stage triggering and has a no-latency engine. Accurate mode is the professional studio setting, which enables Trigger's advanced engine to replicate the original drum track with the most precise detail and natural velocity response.
Steven Slate Drums "Deluxe" Included in Trigger Platinum are drum samples from the new Steven Slate Drums "Deluxe" series. The Deluxe series of samples are recorded with an extreme attention to detail with multiple articulations, and include mono direct mics, stereo overheads, stereo room mics from NRG Recording, and stereo reverb samples from the Bricasti M7 digital reverb. With Slate Digital's Trigger, you can trigger all of these layers from one drum track, with one instance of the plug-in.
For example, triggering drum replacement hits can eliminate the need to spend time trying out different combinations of drums when starting a recording session. Particularly with snares, it can be difficult to find the perfect sound before even beginning tracking.
XLN themselves conducted extensive research whilst developing the software and found many triggering technologies required a lot of additional editing and correction. Addictive Trigger provides a simple and easy way of replacing your drums in real-time.
To the right of the browser is the main display. This shows the incoming waveform from the drum track you wish to replace or augment. So as to capture only the intended hits, while keeping the dynamic range as wide as possible, the input level slider should be adjusted so that the loudest hits are close to the full screen height. Hits resulting in a trigger are displayed with a small orange flag on top, and a red area to the right corresponding to the retrigger inhibit time, which is set using the large Retrigger dial.
Trigger 2 by Slate Digital is one of the many tools available today for drum replacement. It works by analyzing audio as it enters the plug-in, and triggers a sample when a peak or transient passes the set threshold. Trigger 2 is the most common drum replacement tool on the market and is used by industry professionals to enhance their drum sound and to fill in space where their recordings fall short. Drum replacement has become common practice for both professionals and amateurs alike. Trigger 2 has many adjustable parameters to accurately and realistically replace drums with samples. Here are some insights to the plug-in as well as tips on replacing drums for the most accurate sound.
Trigger presets allows you to be more dynamic when using drum samples. They usually contain a range of velocities from soft hits to hard hits of a specific drum. Conversely, one-shots are only one velocity (i.e. soft, medium or hard). Both will utilize a triggers velocity capture but in different ways. For one-shots, Trigger will read the dynamic information of the waveform and determine at what volume the one shot will be played back. For instance, if you use a hard snare hit one-shot, when a lower velocity hit is captured, Trigger will play the one-shot back, at a lower volume. On the other hand, if you use a trigger preset, when a lower velocity is captured, Trigger will play back a one- shot in the preset that correlates to the velocity. While there are some situations that require a one-shot, Trigger presets are more often the way to go. 2b1af7f3a8