Steven Slate Drums Trigger 2 Platinum Drum Replacement Plug-in (download)

Drum Replacement and Triggering Plug-in with Steven Slate Drums Platinum Samples - Mac/PC AAX, RTAS, VST, AU
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Steven Slate Drums Trigger 2 Platinum Drum Replacement Plug-in (download)
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Drum Replacement Plug-in of the Pros!

Steven Slate Drums Trigger 2 Platinum is not only the drum-replacement software of choice for pro producers Chris Lord-Alge, Mike Shipley, and Dave Way, but its included sample library means you may never need to reach for third-party libraries again. With one instance of this nearly universal plug-in on your drum track, you can trigger up to eight stereo samples at once — all with freakishly accurate phase alignment. This means tougher toms, beefier kick drums, and more penetrating snares, all without affecting the balance of your kit mics. Trigger 2 Platinum's unique Leakage Suppression function ensures absolutely precise sample triggering, easily separating ghost notes from mic bleed. And with a dedicated host, Steven Slate Drums Trigger 2 Platinum doubles as a totally responsive live drum module for your electronic drum kit.

Note: This product requires an iLok (not included) for authorization. Please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer if you have questions.

Multisample triggering provides detailed, customizable sound

Steven Slate Drums Trigger 2 Platinum's multilayered engine lets you get the most out of one instance of the plug-in by triggering up to eight stereo samples simultaneously. That means you can trigger a close-miked sample, a stereo room sample, and a stereo overhead sample — all right from the same drum track to get the perfect blend of direct and ambient sound. And each sample layer lets you customize velocity, dynamic control, independent levels, sustain, and more. Trigger 2 Platinum even features positional sensing, a visual hit detector, and 127 different articulations per sample layer, providing you with great-sounding, tight, sample-accurate drum tracks.

Precision studio drum replacement and live sample triggering

Armed with two detection modes, three latency modes, MIDI control capability, and a brilliant Leakage Suppression mode, Trigger 2 Platinum is more than capable of handling both studio drum-replacement work and live sample triggering alike. In its highly accurate higher latency setups, Trigger 2 Platinum provides you with phase-accurate drum triggering free of unwanted mistriggers, flamming, or phasing. And with latency as low as 4ms, Live Mode lets you tap into Trigger 2 Platinum's amazing sound library for real-time performances.

Slate's Platinum instrument library gives you a warehouse of top-shelf drum sounds

No matter what kind of music you come up against, Slate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum has the drum sounds you need. That's because Slate packed Trigger 2 Platinum with their complete Platinum instruments library, which includes sounds from 46 snare drums, 33 kick drums, and eight sets of toms. Each of these instruments includes hundreds of individual 24-bit samples to provide you with realistic expression and dynamic range, and the selection of deluxe instruments includes up to 12 alternation hits per velocity level. And thanks to the Trigger lossless sample compression, the entire Trigger 2 Platinum drum library takes up only a little over 2GB.

Steven Slate Drums Trigger 2 Platinum Drum-replacement/Triggering Plug-in Features:

  • The premier multi-platform drum-replacement software trusted by producers Chris Lord-Alge, Mike Shipley, and Dave Way
  • Phase-accurate drum replacement ensures full and consistent sample triggering
  • Each instance can trigger 8 stereo samples with up to 127 different articulations and velocity layers and up to 127 alternation hits per velocity layer
  • Multimode functionality and various latency settings provide options for both studio and live applications
  • Leakage Suppression blocks out false triggers while allowing the accurate expression of ghost notes
  • AMG humanization algorithm lets you dial in unbelievable realism
  • All drum samples tracked to 2" tape, using first-class gear at NRG Recording in North Hollywood, California
  • Compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit AAX, VST, AU, or RTAS plug-in hosts on Mac or Windows PCs
  • iLok required for authorization (not included)
  • Includes Samples from Steven Slate Drums Platinum

Steven Slate Drums Platinum Samples Features:

  • 46 snares (including 2 high-detailed Deluxe snares)
  • Deluxe snares include adjustable overheads and 12 alternation hits per velocity
  • 33 kick drums (including 2 Deluxe kick drums)
  • 8 sets of toms

Additional Media

Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Drum Replacer
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
iLok Required Yes
Hardware Requirements - Mac 1.7 GHz Multi-core Intel CPU, 2GB RAM, 2.4 GB Disc Space
Hardware Requirements - PC 1.7 GHz Intel/AMD CPU SSE2, 2GB RAM, 2.4GB Disc Space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7
Manufacturer Part Number TRIGGER 2 PLAT DL

Customer Reviews

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Worth every penny

This plugin is absolutely worth every penny if you record drums in a less than optimal space.
Music background: Audio Engineer

Amazing Software

Trigger Platinum is definitely one of the best investments i have made. I have been recording with a hybrid kit to keep the noise level down , but the stock Roland sounds just don't compare to the Slate samples. I am a drummer first, so I am very picky about the kick, snare and tom sounds- I also will say, that both Sweetwater AND Slate support have been amazing. I just didn't understand how to set up the software with my DAW (I've never used iLok before either) and Sweetwater had me up and running in two minutes-Slate also, as it was a bit harder with my Windows pc than it was with my Macbook Pro-extremely easy for most folks but I am fairly new at DAW recording. Highly recommend this software-Also purchasing from Sweetwater is the only way to go!


After years of trying to replace not great drum sounds with gates, EQs, drum modules, etc.- along come this plug in. WOW! It does a great job of doing what was almost impossible before. The gating and sensitivity are often all you need to yield a really nice drum sound - but the suppression feature is insane. It uses sort of a side chain to eliminate drums that are false triggering your intended replacement - works like a champ. Plus you can layer drums for a thicker or more complex tone. I wish I'd had this years ago. Supremely recommended!!
Music background: Musician/ Audio nut

Best drum triggering plugin out there

Just like the title says. I love how the drum samples fit into my mixes. Very natural sounding. I have most of the software from Slate and I own the Dragon compressor. Slate doesn't make slop or crap gear. I've tried a few different triggers and nothing competes with the Slate Trigger. I can't wait for the Slate VMS(virtual microphone system). It's going to completely change the game in the pro audio world.... Mark my words:-)
Music background: Recording engineer, Musician

The Real McCoy

I don't own an expensive studio with the perfect drum room… and chances are neither do you. After years of trying to mix average drums tracked in less than ideal spaces, I've finally found the answer! Drum roll please… Slate Digital Trigger 2! All the drum sounds you could want and more, packed into an easy-to-use interface that just works. I've tried the other industry standard plugins for replacing drums and found them ALL lacking. Slate Trigger is phase coherent which is HUGE! The Slate samples slide right into the mix without causing problems with overhead or hihat tracks! It really doesn't matter what style of music you're mixing, Slate Trigger Platinum has samples from all types of kits which can work with any genre! This is easily the BEST software purchase I've made in the last few years! I've had my eye on it for a while and just didn't want to commit. I have ZERO buyer's remorse! Don't wait like I did. Get it now and save yourself lots of frustration.
Music background: Musician, Song Writer, Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer
See also: Drum Software, Steven Slate Drums, Steven Slate Drums Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm