SPL DrumExchanger offer a nice way to layer kicks that I already have in my sample library and to shape the sound into what I want. Shaping transients or changing the body of a kick is now easy work.
Great with the subtleties
by mr sunshine
I'm an old-school engineer (tape machines, tape on drum heads, splicing tape, piano tuning notes at the head of each song :-) and been mixing the new music the last few years. I got a project in the style of 60's-70's country and needed just a touch of the modern drum sounds here and there. The Drum Replacer is perfect. Really well designed and functions as expected.
Love and hate
The different options, (HPF/LPF, Attack/Release, Tuning, Mix,...) make it really flexible and help a lot to achieve the exact amount of what the original recording lacks. However the replacement does not always sync well, especially for the kick. Maybe the recordings I'm getting are not so good. No matter how much I tweaked the knobs to help it detect better, at the end I've found myself syncing manually some of the samples, which is exactly what everyone's trying to avoid. So I guess it's very good just for clean and nice recordings/performances, it's very flexible and easy to work with.
Get another drummer real quick!
While real drummers can be difficult to handle, this one can replace them all? No, not all! While straight defined strokes can be replaced easily, it is quite not easy to handle snare rolls and figurations mostly found in jazz and alike. Could be better!
Very useful tool!
by Musician B.
It is fantastic tool for replacing drums in drum tracks. I used Trigger Platinum only and now I am using DrumXChanger too. It is very useful tool. Thanks SPL & Plugin Alliance!
Awesome and affordable
by Martijn van Dongen
This is really an awesome plugin when your current recording of your drums lack a bit on dynamics or power. It is very easy to use and you even select your own samples. Way better affordable than other companies with similar plugins.
by JH Studio
I waited for this to come up on sale for nearly a year. Now I can reinforce my drum tracks in a way I've always wanted.
Intuitive, simple in use, very effective, fast, useful and thoughtfully designed. Love it.
by Aleksandar P
Exactly what I was looking for ,it took me a while to figure it out,doesn’t work on all sources but when it does it’s awesome-time saver; two transient designers plus drum replacer - can’t beat this;goes as low as 19.
Combining loops and samples
For me the SPL DrumXChanger works best with percussion loops triggering all sorts of samples. By tweaking the knobs you can generate so many interesting new loops. Definitely a cool and very fun experimental tool to add to your arsenal.