Steven Slate Trigger 2 Expansion

Multi-layered drum replacement software with Expansion sample library



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Steven Slate Trigger 2 Expansion is a next-generation drum replacement plug-in for VST, RTAS, AU, and AAX from the master of drum samples, Steven Slate

Steven Slate started out in the world of drum sample libraries combining his studio acumen with his drumming skills to create custom drum-sample CDs for drum replacement and blending with acoustic drums. Used by an elite inner circle of mixers and producers, you can say that Steven Slate knows his way around drum replacement, and if Trigger 2 is any indicator, he’s significantly raised the bar on drum replacement technology. The Trigger Expansion instrument library of high-quality, 24-bit samples contains 10 snares, 9 kick drums, and 3 sets of toms.

Slate Digital Trigger 2 Expansion in one take:

  • Extremely accurate multi-layered drum replacement with up to eight layers of stereo samples, and converts audio to MIDI
  • Transient-driven gate and leakage suppression
  • Comes with Steven Slate Classic samples
  • Expansion instrument library

Extremely accurate multi-layered drum replacement

When using Trigger, you will hear tight, phase-accurate drum triggering without unwanted miss-triggers, flamming, or phasing. Kick samples line up tightly with the original kick drums, snare drum transients align perfectly, and tom fills come out exactly like the original tracks.

Slate Digital’s Trigger 2.0 has a multi-layered triggering engine that enables you to seamlessly trigger 8 stereo samples simultaneously in one instance of the plug-in. For example, you can trigger a close-mic sample, stereo overhead sample, and stereo room mic samples. Or, you can mix many direct mic samples to develop your own custom unique sounds. This multi-channel triggering functionality lets you recreate the sound of natural drums with real multi-tracked samples.

Each sample layer has parameters for customization such as velocity, dynamic control, attack, sustain, release, and independent levels. Other features include 2 detection modes, MIDI in/out, automatic parameter detection, up to 127 different articulations per instrument, up to 127 velocity layers per instrument, up to 127 alternation hits per velocity layer, and the ability to convert audio tracks to MIDI.

Unique leakage-suppression function

The biggest problem with drum replacement is false triggers caused by mic bleed from other drums bleeding into the spot mics. To solve this problem, Trigger has the unique ability to be instructed not to be activated by certain leakages on a drum track via its Leakage Suppression mode. Using the Leakage Suppression technology you can trigger a drum track with 100% accuracy even if the drum track has loud bleed from other drums. Trigger Expansion also contains a transient-triggered gate that is the ultimate tool for cleaning up tracks with excess leakage. Trigger also comes with three latency modes, and can work with live triggering using a 4ms Live Mode.

Steven Slate Classic samples

 Trigger comes with a library of industry-standard Steven Slate 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 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. in Steven Slate Drums feature 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 2 Expansion instrument library

 The Trigger Expansion instrument library contains 10 snares, including one 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 using lossless sample compression. Plus, with Trigger’s instrument maker, you can also create your own multi velocity sample sets.

 Slate Digital Trigger 2 Expansion sets the new gold standard from drum replacement. For more information, call or chat with your Westlake Pro sales consultant today.


Slate Digital Trigger 2 Expansion system requirements:

Mac (minimum requirements):

  • Mac OSX 10.6 or higher
  • Multi-core Intel CPU, clock speed of 1.7 GHz or more
  • Display resolution of 1024 x 768 or above
  • 2 GB RAM or more recommended
  • 4 GB free disc space
  • Supported formats: AU 32/64, VST 32/64, AAX 32/64, RTAS
  • 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
  • 4 GB free disc space
  • Supported formats: VST 32/64, AAX 32/64, RTAS
  • iLok dongle (1 or 2)

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