VIDEO: Audified’s DW Drum Enhancer plug-in promises to deliver “the drum sound of your dreams”

Audio software and hardware effects developer Audified has releases the DW Drum Enhancer – an all-in-one drum processing plug-in produced in collaboration with DW Drums.

Designed to enable users to significantly speed up their work, Audified boasts that its new DW Drum Enhancer is “only drum processing tool that anyone would ever need to get the drum sound of their dreams”.

“Put it this way,” said the developer, “without DW Drum Enhancer, achieving any drum sound worth its weight in (musical) gold almost always necessitated the now-unnecessary utilisation of several different plug-ins to gate, compress, and EQ it to the heart’s content.

“However, it definitely doesn’t have to be like that, thanks to DW Drum Enhancer.”

Easing the drum processing pain by effectively simplifying and streamlining the effects processing chain, DW Drum Enhancer is not simply one effect, rather it encompasses several EQs and compressors.

When working with DW Drum Enhancer users can choose their desired Drum type settings using the 12-position selector that includes three types of drums (SNARE, KICK, and TOMS), each with three (Modern, Heavy, and Vintage) variations. The remaining three (OTHER) positions are arranged as follows: OH (overheads); Bus, for servicing the whole set (usually in a mixing console group); and Room, intended for processing whole drum kits recorded by two microphones.

Meanwhile, each selection automatically applies appropriate settings, such as EQ type, slope, and frequency; Comp (compressor) type, attack, release, and knee shape; noise Gate attack and release, and sidechain filter.

Fortunately, this makes for a speedy, straightforward workflow while also allowing for further fine-tuning through the use of easily accessible additional controls courtesy of a photorealistic Graphical User Interface.

The DW Drum Enhancer was showcased by both DW and Audified’s North American distributor, Eleven Dimensions Media, on booths #202A and #15001, respectively, at the 2018 NAMM Show.

DW Drum Enhancer is available to purchase at an introductory promo price of $149.00 USD until February 15th, 2018 — rising to $199.00 USD thereafter — from Audified’s online shop.

Check out the DW Drum Enhancer in action below:


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