UVI Drum Replacer replaces drum sounds with any 3rd party plugins. You can work with regular samples too.
UVI has released the UVI Drum Replacer plugin to replace and process drum sounds. The instrument turned out to be quite versatile: the new product is suitable for eliminating the leakage effect in drum recordings, replacing individual sounds with samples or plug-in signals, layering and adding sub-bass content.
According to the developers, Drum Replacer analyzes the incoming sound signal and creates a spectral model of the sound. In the future, work takes place with the created model, which the user can change and supplement at will.
The plugin also creates a number of so-called triggers for sound – it is through them that the signal is processed. Each trigger stores up to eight audio samples or virtual instruments, which, according to the creators, provides ample flexibility in replacing sounds.
In addition to replacing Drum Replacer, it allows you to enhance the signal with sub-bass content, extract certain parts of the signal, and use the sidechain to call out new sounds. Triggers operate in several modes, including a dedicated sequencing mode and a random sound mode.
UVI notes that the plugin process is simple and straightforward. The program also has a built-in file browser for selecting files and plugins on the computer’s hard drive. Within the browser, users can use the tagging system to make things easier. The browser also scans the plugin directory and offers to use any virtual instrument installed on the computer inside Drum Replacer. External plugins are managed through their own graphical interface.
At the same time, the instrument is equipped with sample editing functions that allow you to adjust the original or your own sound – change the pitch, add attenuation. Among other features, the developers note the algorithm for determining the required pitch, built-in metering and the ability to save presets.