Cakewalk SONAR Update Adds Drum Replacer

Drum-ReplacerCakewalk has released the May 2015 “Everett” release for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum.

“Everett,” the fifth monthly update since Cakewalk introduced the Membership Program in January 2015, includes the new Drum Replacer for SONAR Platinum. According to Cakewalk. Drum Replacer is the most tightly integrated drum replacement technology ever. Continue reading

Free Audio To MIDI Drum Trigger Plugin For Windows

Free Drum Trigger Replacement

AudioFront has introduced DSP Trigger Free, a feature reduced version of DSP Trigger.

It processes audio output from drum pads and converts it to MIDI without the need of a hardware drum brain. It only supports single zone pads and can output up to two separate articulations.


  • Easy to use.
  • Both sensitive and dynamic.
  • Extremely fast and accurate triggering.
  • Designed specifically for drum pads.
  • Multiple articulations.
  • Low CPU usage.

Coming Soon – Drumagog 5 Drum Replacement Software


WaveMachine Labs has announced Drumagog 5, the latest version of its drum replacement software.

According to WaveMachine, they’ve added Drumagog features based on customers’ requests:

Among the most requested improvements to Drumagog is sample alignment. While Drumagog 4’s auto align algorithm did a fair job, samples sometimes suffered from phase issues, especially when blended with the original track. Drumagog 5’s new
Auto Align 2.0 is the result of years of collaboration between WaveMachine Labs and Fraunhofer (inventors of the MP3 format). This work has resulted in a revolutionary new sample alignment algorithm. Samples are now phase accurate, even in critical augmentation/blending scenarios. Another significant update is Direct Plugin Hosting. This exciting feature allows Drumagog to host it’s own VSTi plugins, greatly expanding the sound library options. Instruments like BFD2, Kontakt, and Superior Drummer are simply inserted into Drumagog for a seamless triggering experience. Other features include a completely redesigned GUI, improved sample management and more.

Available in the first quarter of 2010, with pricing to be announced, Drumagog 5 represents more than two years of design and development. Continue reading

Toontrack Intros Drumtracker Drum Replacement App

Toontrack has introduced Drumtracker, a stand-alone, multi-track audio to MIDI converter designed to let you replace drum sounds. It’s available for Windows and Mac for $149 USD / €99 EUR.


The built-in filters in Drumtracker allow you to detect the most common instruments and specify the velocity threshold for each section of your song. In addition, you may save your own filter presets.

Drumtracker lets you select which part or parts of a drum audio track to convert, down to each single hit. You can change the velocity, delete, add or move trigger points to your requirements, giving you manual control of tracking and converting audio to MIDI, to supplement automatic detection.

Audition the triggered parts using Drumtracker built-in sample library, then, when you are happy with the result, convert the MIDI rendered by Drumtracker to the mapping system of your favorite drum sampler.

Raven dRT Offers Automatic Drum-Sound Replacent

Digital Black has released Raven dRT, a VST plugin that is designed to automatically replace drum sounds in an audio track with sampled sounds.

The plug-in lets users rescue takes that have a good feel but poor drum sound, or to just change the sound of the drums.

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  • Fast, accurate, responsive triggering
  • 8 velocity splits and variable response curves for realistic performance
  • Use any WAV sample files (8 to 32 bit, 8 to 192KHz) — some 24 bit / 48KHz samples are included
  • MIDI output for triggering other software drum instruments


  • A PC running Windows XP or Windows 2000, 1 GHz + CPU, 256 MB + RAM
  • A suitable VST host DAW (Audio Sequencer) supporting VST plugins (eg Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Tracktion etc)

Raven dRT retails for £35.

More information is available at the Digital Black site.