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.

The Analog Code
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!)


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

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    SPL DrumXChanger
    by famousbass
    Been on every drum recording I've done in one way or another.
    There's always something, somewhere along the line where I can use this to enhance already good playing.
  • ★★★★★
    Works better than the other brands
    by aroomstudios
    I used to use drum triggers all the time years ago. I used a different brand and printed a copy of the snare to tape. Then went back in a fixed the missing hits by hand. This plugin (with a low… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks, this is exactly how we like to work with it as well! Blending some samples into your real drums.
  • ★★★★☆
    Drum exchange
    by Rocket paul
    Nice quick way to replace an unsatisfactory drum hit that you don’t have time to deal with wether you totally replace the track or blend them it is simple and fast . There’s also lots of tweak… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    I always used a competitors plugin BUT this thing rocks
    by Mixedby6
    I have been a long term user of a plugin that does a similar thing, Or so I thought, Nothing does what this thing does, the difference is in the details, dial in the hits you wish had been recorded… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Drum replacer
    by DukeTt
    Hands down best drum replacer I've used.
    Sound quality extremely impressive, as with all SPL plugins I use.
    Versatile for all types of drum sounds, stock sounds are great , ability to use… Read More


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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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


With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.