Bad Drum Sound? Replace It!
Drumagog is an audio plug-in which automatically replaces acoustic drum tracks with your choice of other samples, while preserving the dynamics and feel of the original performance. It’s incredibly easy to use – just insert it onto a drum track (snare for example), and pick a new sound! Every time your snare plays, Drumagog will play a new sample in its place. You can either blend with the original, or use it as-is. Drumagog offers the “secret weapons” top mix engineers use to give hit records polish and power. It is this exclusive combination of replacement and enhancement tools that has made Drumagog the industry standard for more than two decades.
Advanced Triggering Engine
Drumagog’s already powerful triggering engine has been improved to precisely track the most demanding drum tracks. Complicated rolls and flams are no match for Drumagog 5’s new triggering engine, which can even calculate and distinguish between right and left hand hits. What’s more, Drumagog 5 is the only replacer that can actually track hi-hats’ open, half-open, and closed articulations. And for helping isolate tracks from unwanted drum bleed, Drumagog 5 offers two different options. First, Automatic Bleed Reduction will prevent bleed from causing unwanted false triggers. Second, Drumagog is the only product that offers a full-featured trigger filter section, giving you high-pass, lowpass, band, and band-reject filters, each with adjustable frequency, level, and Q.
When a drum hit and its replacement sample are aligned using the leading or peak transient, as in other replacers, phase issues within the body of the waveforms can cause comb filtering or other artifacts. To avoid this, only Drumagog 5 uses Full-Wave Alignment, a feature of its exclusive Auto-Align 2.0 algorithm. Developed by WaveMachine Labs in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute (one of the world’s leading audio research centers and developers of the MP3, ACC, and MPEG formats) this “smart” algorithm phase-aligns for overall sound rather than simply aligning transients. The result is phase coherence across all originally recorded drum hits and all samples, thereby retaining the original fidelity of both. When traditional transient alignment is needed, it is available by simply switching off the Auto-Align 2.0 button.
Matched Room & Overhead Samples From One Hit
Another Drumagog exclusive is its handling of multiple samples triggered from one drum hit, typically overhead and room samples. Instead of pairing direct samples with a generic room sample, as is typical, Drumagog 5 matches each direct sample with its exact room sample—the one recorded in the same room at the same time. The original timbre and dynamics are absolutely reproduced in the room sound, and because of Auto-Align 2.0, maintain perfect phase coherence as well.