Overview

Finally, a simple and safe drum replacement technology! The DrumXchanger uses SPL’s renowned Transient Designer technology for its drum sound recognition, making it the easiest and most precise drum replacement tool on the market today. DrumXchanger even faithfully recognizes the faintest ghost notes — regardless of their dynamic level.

To clearly understand the DrumXchanger’s true potential it is important to understand that it is not merely a sound replacer. It is, in fact, a powerful tool to optimize drums tracks. The processing possibilities available to improve and shape drum sounds reduce the need to replace them — thereby offering nearly limitless options for your drum mixes. In addition, the actual sound replacement can be done gradually (0 to 100 percent) in order to mix both the original and the sampled sounds. 

DrumXchanger comes with a complete library of 4 full drum kits (snares, bass drums, toms).

Dual Threshold Technology

Sound replacement technologies are usually based on level recognition, so you can only set the threshold for a given level. This results in softer sounds not being recognized and overall accurate recognition impossible.

The DrumXchanger allows you to set two different thresholds: a level threshold and a transient threshold. This results in highly accurate recognition of drum hits, and super simple drum replacement.

DrumXchanger includes two Transient Designers, one for the original and one for the sampled sound so you can swiftly and accurately recognize the sound you wish to replace and process the replacement sample. Truly powerful!

The DrumXchanger Editor (included) lets you create your own multi-samples - as much as three different sound variations with eight different dynamic levels. Snare and tom samples can also include rim shot sounds. 

During listening tests of this technology, a hardware developer remarked that SPL had “cracked the Analog Code!” and in the process, coined the name of SPL’s software product line.

Download the fully functional 14-day demo today to hear for yourself! (No dongle required!)

Features

  • Professionally recorded set samples included
  • Load sounds from commercial libraries
  • Create your own multi-samples
  • Ducking function for the original signal
  • Phase-accurate processing
  • Transient Designer on both the original and the sample audio
  • Dynamic control to adjust sample loudness
  • Real-time +/- one octave pitch sifting

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • Good

    ★★★★★
    by TARKAN ÇALLI
    i like this plugin.. if you make different drum sound must try it..
  • Xchange and make it better!

    ★★★★★
    by Blacksmith Studio
    I really like this plugin mainly because it helps you sculpt your drum sound in a natural way - I am currently using it so it helps me preserve the essence of a good recorded drum set. I took real… Read More
  • I wish the samples lined up better.

    ★★★☆☆
    by David Hollenbeck
    Been using this for a couple years on and off. I love that I can easily add my own one-shot samples, andd the tuning/attack/sustain options are really handy.
    However, no matter what I do… Read More
  • Too Intuitive!

    ★★★★★
    by Ben James
    Ideally I would love to record my live kit but it's far too small to get good consistency with my room. I saw Dave Pensado using the Slate sampler on his videos and thought: "man, if I could get a… Read More
  • DrumXchanger

    ★★★★★
    by MrB
    Yes,exist many tools in this direction, but DrumXchanger is very effective replacer for any kind of drum sound and very easy to manipulate.Thank you P.A.Team for great offers.

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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ChangeLog

DrumXchanger

SPL DrumXchanger - Changelog

Version 1.10 (Jul 10, 2019)
- General: macOS 10.14.5 Update compatibility
- General: Windows 10 1903 Update compatibility
- General: Fixed activation issue in Windows hosts set to non-English language (e.g. Cakewalk)
- General: AU: Fixed issue with increased CPU and memory on reopening UI
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with adapting to host knob mode, and now prioritizing linear
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with VST3 preset permissions
- General: VST3: Improved synchronization between parameter states and some UI functions, e.g. toolbar reset

Version 1.9 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)

Version 1.8 (May 24, 2018)
- General: Microsoft Windows Redstone 4 compatibility
- General: Added computer keyboard control for plugin parameters
- General: Fixed Mouse scroll wheel not working in Windows 8
- General: Fixed an issue where plugins will not validate or load after a certain amount of plugins have been loaded (Windows)
- General: Fixed visual GUI freezes when adjusting DAW parameters, meters, analyzers (Mac)
- General: Fixed possible issue with Pick Pack licenses
- General: Small licenser stability fix

Version 1.7 (Oct 23, 2017)
- General: Mac OS High Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed possible crash on online activation (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed Logic Pro X not validating AU plugins (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed CPU spikes and crashes with Cubase (Windows)
- General: Fixed bug that could lead to "AAE -6 error" in ProTools (Windows)
- General: Fixed crash with FL Studio
- General: Fixed crash when cross-opening plugins in various hosts
- General: Fixed crash when using mixdown in Audition
- General: Fixed crash in Final Cut Pro
- General: Fixed delayed parameter handling and crackling issues in Cubase with VST3
- General: Fixed bug where plugin settings were not saved in Harrison Mixbus
- General: Fixed bug that led to AAE error -9317 in ProTools when instantiating plugin
- General: Fixed bug where plugins did not render properly when "x ray" option is enabled in Sonar
- General: Modifications to factory presets were lost when reopening session
- General: Fixed mouse wheel behaviour with second monitor setup (Windows)
- Some plugins: Value labels do not appear every time when clicking on parameter in UI
- General: Faster instantiation time for plugins (Windows)
- General: Adding support for automation highlighting in Presonus StudioOne

Version 1.6.1 (Dec 20, 2016)
- General: Mac OS Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed automation issues in AU and AAX
- General: Fixed license dialog use of special characters
- General: Improved AU preset support
- General: Performance improvements

Version 1.6 (Apr 1, 2016)
- General: Major UI codebase update
- General: Fixed possible crash when authorizing plugin
- General: Added gain reduction meter support for StudioOne 3
- General: Installers show version info in Windows "Programs And Features"

Version 1.5.4 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Removing RTAS format support

Version 1.5.3 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.5.2 (Jun 22, 2015)
- Added presets
- General codebase update

Version 1.5.1 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 1.5 (Apr 14, 2015)
- Added warning label to signalize if custom samples could not be found (333)
- Minor GUI fixes (337)

Version 1.4 (Nov 18, 2013)
- Licenser update (V3): Fixes and new features
- Prevent wrong mouse wheel behavior in 32-bit hosts on 64-bit Windows (Windows bug) (87, 95, 156)
- Fixed keyboard events after text input in Pro Tools Windows (325)
- Fixed parameter value display in VST3 (330)
- Fixed toolbar triggering automation (335)
- Fixed window size issues (279, 327)
- Fixed possible preset issues in Pro Tools 11 (312)
- Fixed AAX Audiosuite latency compensation (311)

Version 1.3.1 (Jun 28, 2013)
- fixed installer for 32-bit Windows

Version 1.3 (Jun 21, 2013)
- added support for Pro Tools 11
- licenser update: fixes and new features
- fixed automation with VST3 offline processing

Version 1.2 (Apr 05, 2013)
- otimized performance
- fixed issues with possible high CPU load
- fixed Avid related issue in Pro Tools 10 that could lead to sporadic crashes
- fixed issue that could lead to values jumping in Ableton Live

Version 1.1.4 (Feb 25, 2013)
- licenser: improved Pro Tools activation

Version 1.1.3 (Oct 31, 2012)
- licenser: minor fixes
- licenser: fixed activation issue under Mac OS 10.5 / Pro Tools 8
- licenser: fixed potential crash in online activation under Mac OS
- licenser: fixed issues with USB stick activation
- licenser: fixed file handling with offline activation

Version 1.1.2 (Jun 22, 2012)
- Licenser update: added toolbar and USB activation
- Fixed response issues in AU format
- change company string to Plugin Alliance

Version 1.1.1 (Jan 28, 2012)
- Resolved DAE/AAX AudioSuite incompatibility
- Fixed audio problems with certain licenses

Version 1.1 (Jan 2, 2012)
- Added presets
- Added AAX Native
- Added 64-bit support
- Added Plugin Alliance Licenser