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). You can download the sample library in the 'Downloads' section at the bottom of this page.

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

  • ★★★★★
    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… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Drum Xchngr
    by JimHam70
    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.
  • ★★★★★
    SPL DrumXChanger
    by Robbie
    Intuitive, simple in use, very effective, fast, useful and thoughtfully designed. Love it.
  • ★★★★☆
    Nice one!
    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… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Combining loops and samples
    by AreG
    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… 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