- Automatically replaces drum tracks with a variety of samples
- Compatible with WAV, AIF, and SDII samples and libraries
- MIDI Input and Output Capability
- Advanced Visual Triggering feature
- Sophisticated sample management
- Auto sample-rate conversion
- New triggering engine for the ultimate in accurate triggering
- Works with Pro Tools, Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase, Nuendo and more
- Comes with a massive 4GB drum sample collection including: Rock Drums Drumagog Edition, Purrrfect Drums, Purrrfect Brushes, NS Kit Free and Classic Drum Machines.
- Compatible with any VST, RTAS, or AU audio application
- Works directly with BFD (Platinum version only)
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 triggering accuracy. The following modes are available:
- Simple Triggering Mode: This mode is recommended if minimizing CPU usage is a priority. It works well for all but the most difficult tracks.
- Advanced Triggering Mode: The advanced triggering mode provides the best triggering performance Drumagog has to offer. It features a smart algorithm which minimizes false triggering and maximizes sensitivity. It's particularly useful on difficult tracks.
- Live Triggering Mode: This zero-latency mode is designed for use in a live Drumagog setup. For example, when using Drumagog as an insert on the main console in a live concert performance, or using Drumagog as a "drum brain" for drum trigger pads. However, it doesn't offer the same triggering quality as the other modes, and is only recommended for use in situations that demand zero latency.
The Advanced and Live Triggering Modes are standard in the Pro and Platinum versions only.
Drumagog 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.
Drumagog 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)
If you own a copy of Fxpansion's BFD or BFD2, 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 position.
MIDI Input and Output (on supported hosts)
Drumagog's MIDI feature allows triggering of external drum machines and virtual instruments like EZ Drummer, Battery, Addicitive Drums, Halion, and GigaStudio. The midi input can allow you to use Drumagog as a "drum brain" (for triggering from live drum pads/triggers).
The MIDI features are standard in the Pro and Platinum versions only, and are 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).
Drumagog 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
The 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.