Drumagog Pro - Plugin of the Decade?
Drumagog is a plug-in which automatically replaces
acoustic drum tracks with your
choice of other samples. Don't like the snare in your loop?
No problem, get Drumagog to replace it with something more to your taste! Engineers and producers worldwide
use Drumagog every day to fix and enhance their drum tracks. It's
extremely easy to use. Just insert Drumagog onto a drum track, and pick
your favorite sample! For advanced drum replacing, Drumagog is packed with
powerful features for the ultimate in control, and includes a massive 4GB
drum sample library.
Before we get to the finer
technical features, we have provided you with some great videos so you can see
Drumagog in action. Although we have the fastest server around you may have
to wait a short while for these files to load as the files are fairly large:
the 45MB Drumagog Video Tutorial in Quicktime (MAC)
the 18MB Drumagog Video Tutorial in Windows Media Player (PC)
Demos (Highlights the change of drums in each MP3)
Original Track - (128kbps MP3
Drumagog Techno Samples- (128kbps MP3
Drumagog Metal Samples- (128kbps MP3
Drumagog Rock Samples- (128kbps MP3 file)
- Automatically replaces drum
tracks with a variety of samples
- Compatible with WAV, AIF, and SDII samples
- MIDI Input and Output Capability
- Advanced Visual
- Sophisticated sample management
- Auto sample-rate
- New triggering engine for the ultimate in accurate
- Works with Pro Tools, Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase, Nuendo,
- Compatible with any
VST, RTAS, or AU audio application
- Works directly with BFD (Platinum
and BFD versions only)
- Ships including a 4GB drum sample collection including
Rock Drums Drumagog Edition, Purrrfect Drums, Purrrfect Brushes, NS Kit Free and Classic Drum Machines.
Cutting-Edge Triggering Technology
Drumagog's advanced triggering engine makes drum replacing a
breeze. It accurately tracks the incoming audio and replaces even the most
detailed drum nuances with ease. In addition to the basic controls to adjust
input, output, and triggering parameters, Drumagog features several controls on
its advanced page for custom tuning of the overall triggering process. Drumagog
4.0 introduces a totally new, re-designed triggering engine for un-paralleled
supports dynamic, random and positional multisamples for the ultimate in
acoustic realism. Each instrument can contain several dynamic multisamples,
representing distinct volume levels. Drumagog will automatically choose from one
of these samples to match the incoming audio volume perfectly. Random
multisamples are also supported, allowing Drumagog to randomly choose between
two or more sets of samples of the same volume. Using random multisamples allows
a level of realism previously unattainable with other samplers. In addition to
dynamic and random samples, Drumagog also features positional multisamples,
where different areas of a drum or cymbal are represented by different samples.
All three of these sample types can be combined for a single sound resulting in
a very complete representation of a drum or instrument. With Drumagog's advanced
multisample support, even complex drum rolls sound realistic.
includes a visual triggering feature that simplifies the adjustment of the
triggering controls. A scrolling, real-time waveform display is shown, with the
triggering controls (sensitivity, resolution) superimposed on top of the
waveform. This provides a visual indication of exactly which incoming hits will
trigger Drumagog. For example, the sensitivity control is represented as a
horizontal line that can be moved up or down, while the audio waveform scrolls
from right to left. As the incoming audio scrolls past, it's easy to see which
audio impulses will trigger Drumagog and which won't. All the audio above the
line will cause a trigger and the audio below it will be ignored. The incoming
audio that scored a "hit" is displayed as a white dot, making it easy to see a
history of which hits caused Drumagog to trigger.
BFD Triggering (only available in Drumagog Platinum
and BFD versions)
If you own a copy of Fxpansion's BFD, Drumagog has
the ability to directly trigger BFD, without the need for midi or other
complicated setups. This powerful feature enables you to harness the power of
BFD directly from the Drumagog interface.
Stealth mode is
a powerful feature that allows all the original audio to pass through unchanged
until the trigger threshold is reached. This is especially useful in tracks that
contain both a snare and a hi-hat on a single track. Drumagog will pass the
hi-hat through, quickly crossfade into the replaced snare sample when the snare
drum is heard, then crossfade back into the hi-hat again. The whole operation is
so seamless that often it's hard to tell Drumagog's actually on.
Drumagog introduces a new feature called positional multisamples.
Drums can now be multisampled at different stick positions. This allows the user
to "dial in" the perfect stick hit position when replacing drums. For instance,
if a part of the song calls for a bell sound from the ride cymbal, the user
simply adjusts the position control to achieve the perfect stick
MIDI Input and Output (on supported
Drumagog's MIDI feature allows triggering
of external drum machines and virtual instruments like Halion and GigaStudio.
The midi input can allow you to use Drumagog as a "drum brain" (for triggering
from live drum pads). The MIDI features are standard in the Pro version only, and only
available on supported hosts
Advanced Sample Management
Drumagog's Samples page features a visual sample management scheme
that simplifies importing and organizing of samples. Adding a sample is as
simple as dragging and dropping it onto the sample box in the center of the
page. Each multisample being used is represented as a colored rectangle within
this sample box. During playback, the individual colored rectangles flash,
indicating which multisample is being used for replacement. An "add from track"
button allows the user to grab existing drums from the current audio track and
import them into the sample box. Up to 48 multisamples are supported, and any
combination of dynamic or random multisamples is possible (previous versions of
Drumagog allowed only specific combinations of multisamples).
automatically tracks the incoming drum hits and adjusts the volume of the
samples it plays according to the volume of the original hits. Sometimes
however, it's desirable to control the dynamics. Drumagog provides a dynamic
tracking control that allows adjustment of how Drumagog tracks the dynamics.
This feature can be used to add a solid feel to an overly dynamic performance
without the side effects imparted by traditional audio compression.
Virtual Drum Display
virtual drum display, or drum movie, presents a sophisticated means of
representing a triggered response from Drumagog. Going beyond the standard
simple blinking LED, a small window displays a movie of an actual drum being
played in perfect synchronization with the incoming audio. This feature is
particularly useful when triggered samples are being blended with the original
source track. The image of a drum being struck is often more intuitive to the
user than a flashing light, thereby making it easier to visually catch missed
triggers when the sensitivity control is set too high. The virtual drum display
does not adversely affect CPU usage since the movie is on a separate very
low-priority processing thread. Audio playback always maintains priority.
Drumagog's pitch control enables adjustment of the sample's
pitch by +/-100%. This is a useful feature for tuning the drums to the
accompanying tracks. NOTE: The pitch control is standard in the Pro version only.
A flexible filter is provided
to filter out unwanted audio from a track before triggering. For instance, a
snare track might contain undesirable bass drum bleed. In this case, the filter
could be set to highpass to only allow the snare audio to pass through. This
technique greatly reduces any chances for mis-triggering when bleed is present
on the source track.
Left/Right Hand Support
This feature allows
Drumagog to automatically alternate between left and right samples (if the
loaded gog file supports them), when it detects the original drummer's speed is
fast enough to warrant an extra hand. This makes the drum replacement sound very
realistic durring rolls.
Auto Sample Rate Conversion
When this feature is
enabled, Drumagog will automatically convert the sample rate of the samples
being used to match the sample rate of your project.
Drumagog features accurate,
responsive VU meters for both input and output levels.
Sometimes it's not
enough to just replace the drums on a track, as there are often other tracks
that still contain bleed from the original drum. Drumagog's auto-ducking solves
this problem. For instance, if a snare drum is being replaced, and the original
snare can still be heard through the overhead tracks, Drumagog would be inserted
into each of the overhead tracks. Then, the two overhead Drumagogs would be set
to receive auto-ducking information from the main Drumagog instance on the snare
track. Every time the snare plays, the two Drumagogs on the overhead tracks will
automatically "duck" the audio by a set amount (usually 2 or 3 dB). This results
in the original sound effectively being removed from all the tracks on which it
appears, without affecting any of the other sounds on those tracks. The original
sound is then replaced with the sample(s) by Drumagog. The combined audio sounds
Drumagog provides a choice of
polyphony modes: 16-note, 256 note, or choke polyphony. Choke polyphony mode is
useful for cymbals, while 16 and 256-note polyphony modes are great for snares
and other instruments. Choke polyphony is also useful for replacing recorded
drum machine tracks, as it allows for the original drum machine's feel to be
maintained. "Machine gun" snare replacements used in dance and hip hop tracks
can still stutter like the original.
GOG Sample Format
introduces it's own multisample format called GOG. In one GOG file, Drumagog
packs up to 48 multisamples, and all associated settings. The GOG file format
allows Drumagog users to author, arrange and save their own sample sets in a
single file. This makes accessing and transferring samples between projects
simple, and allows a user to permanently record in the GOG file all of the
triggering information and parameters associated with a sample set.
Testimonials - Trusted by the industry's top producers!
"Drumagog rules! At last a drum replacement program that has the
same feel as the drummer intended. The new visual triggering is a piece of cake
to use and the included samples sound great." Chuck Ainlay (Producer /
Engineer - Dire Straits, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, George Strait, Wynonna
Judd, Reba McEntire)
"Drumagog is the coolest and baddest drum replacement software
out there. It's easy to use, sounds amazing and gives you lots of options in
your mix. I wouldn't be without it." - Greg Ladanyi (Producer / Engineer -
Jackson Browne, Toto, Don Henley, Fleetwood Mac)
"Drumagog is one of the most brilliant programs I've come
across. It's saved me literally thousands of hours editing drums while working
on the Korn record "Untouchables". Drumagog made the drum replacement and
reinforcement seamless." - Rob Hill (Engineer - Korn, Queen, Jackson Browne,
Pat Green, DJ Muggs / Cyprus Hill)
"Drumagog is a great tool. I love the fact that it just
does what it's supposed to with no hassle. Drop it in, select your sound and
move on with the music. It's got a very low "fuss factor", but plenty of control
if you want to fine tune. I use it often." - Brian Tankersley (Producer /
Mixer - Shania Twain, Brooks & Dunn, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown)