Waves released Torque, a drum tone shifter plugin that can enhance drums or drum samples, shift perceived pitch, and help you adjust your drum sound to the song you’re mixing.
Enhance the tone of snares, toms, kicks or an entire drum kit in your mix, with natural-sounding results that no regular pitch-shifter will allow. The key to a great-sounding mix is rooted in the tonal balance of the drums. Yet, as mixers, we don’t always get hit with drums that were perfectly tuned or recorded.
Torque is a precision drum tone shifter that will help you salvage mistuned drums, pitch them to a specific key and enhance their tone – without retriggering or replacing, without the artifacts introduced by traditional pitch shifters, and without losing body, timbre, resonance or attack.
Driven by Waves’ Organic ReSynthesis® technology, Torque detects and analyzes the drums’ formant, amplitude and carrier information, reassembles it, and allows you to manipulate the tonal and pitch characteristics, all while preserving the natural attack, resonance and duration of the original sound.
With intuitive controls and zero latency, Torque is perfect for the studio as well as for live shows, where FOH engineers can now have the luxury of re-pitching problematic drum tone mid-show or even mid-song.
Torque is available for an introduction price of USD 29,00$ at Waves here: Torque