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Audified ToneSpot Drum Express

Review:

Audified ToneSpot Drum Express
  
Audified ToneSpot Drum Express

Best drum tone spotted easily

Improves the tone of acoustic, electric or synth drums and percussion. Express is a little brother of the Pro version.

No more tweaking. Get inspired by the sound and explore some new colors. Across genres & styles, Immediatelly. Dirt cheap. Express delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power, but with minimum controls so you can get the sweetspot of your tone super-fast. ToneSpot Drum Express is a preset-based plug-in that improves your tone in one click.

  • Best mixing tricks for drums processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Musically labeled controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many plug-ins
  • Intelligent gain staging

Tone hunting

You need that outstanding drum tone you are hearing on your favorite album. So you bought an awesome drumkit or a drum machine. Maybe you have also bought some quality triggers and beautiful drum samples to extend your tonal palette, you have bought expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. You use many hi-end plugins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

Why?

Drums can take a lot of processing. It’s because the drums get a lot of attention in the music and for some genres are really crucial. So it´s very important to get the drums sound just right. Drums can fight against busy arrangement with several layers of instruments. Or the recordings are sounding too sterile, thin or harsh. So you need the tone that can cut through. The drum tone has to be punchy and fat sounding, but it also needs to have a lot of clarity and tightness at the same time. But it’s not all! Even if the drums are heavily processed, sometimes they still also have to be very natural sounding at some point.

And that’s why you need ToneSpot.

Let’s talk engineering for a while, shall we?

“When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several drum samples with massive filtering, heavy compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect drum tone.

There are very few products tailored for the drums post-processing, but most today’s engineers use very similar workflow.”

Standard drums processing rigs

Mostly it’s not enough to run the drum tracks through a basic channel strip or to just use some fancy drum samples to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records.
At the end of the day, we need a ton of plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power.

ToneSpot solution

There is a simpler solution. Tone Spot is just one processor doing everything. One missing product you need for every drum track. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

What matters? Music or sound?

Both.

Great musical ideas need a great sound. Music industry changed over years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention.

And…
If you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music.
You have the ideas, we have the tool, so…
Lets get inspired by the sound!

 

Audified Tonespot Drum Comparison

FeatureProExpress
UsageMaximum FlexibilityQuick results, "set & forget"
Interface Zoom functionYesYes
Digital input and output metersYesNo
Switchable analog meterNo Yes
Price$99$49
iLok requiredNoNo
Number of factory presets9090
More factory presets in updatesYesYes
User presetsYesNo
CalibrationYesYes
AGC controlYesYes
Fully adjustable modulesYesNo

Mac

Mac OS X 10.9 – Mac OS X 10.15
AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows

Windows 7 – Windows 10
AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b