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Slate Trigger vs. SSD 4.0

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Ground Up Studios, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Ground Up Studios

    Ground Up Studios Nicholas Rodriguez

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    whats the difference? IS there a difference? i hate having to go through a certain type of player to trigger samples. Im recording line in mics, so what should i get? From my understanding the slate digital is basically a drum replacement vst, kinda like drumagog. and ssd 4.0 is basically the sampler, which needs midi for it to be triggered. Someone please inform me on whats poppin lol
     
  2. nosgulstic

    nosgulstic Member

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    With SSD 4.0 you can only play slate samples via midi. Trigger comes with a few slate samples and you can load your own samples or any sample you find, also has the ability to output midi.
     
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    Ground Up Studios Nicholas Rodriguez

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    ok,

    If i purchase Slate Digital Platinum, will i get most of the samples?

    Is there a way for me to trigger samples from SSD4 if i record drums with microphone signals?

    What should i get? considering i record drums with mics, and stuff. Does SSD4 come with wav. files?
     
  4. thefalloftheheretic

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    ReGate-turn on the send MIDI note feature-tune to liking-send output to track with SSD4
     
  5. DanLights

    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    If you record mics and not midi, the sensible option would be to get trigger cause that's exactly what it's for, but you could also convert to midi afterwards, there are several ways to do that, the reagate option is one (if you have Reaper)
     
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    SwambA Processed Chicken

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    You can get the reaper plugins to use with any daw here http://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/
     
  7. schwinginbatman

    schwinginbatman It's shittay!

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    Get Trigger if you're dealing with sound files. If you have MIDI tracks, then get SSD4. Whenever I have MIDI I have to do some crappy roundabout thing with Addictive Drums and Trigger, but it gets the job done.
     
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    I use MIDI to trigger my samples, even when using Trigger. That way I have total control over velocities, etc. I use Massey's DRT to convert the audio to MIDI, and then tweak what I have to by hand afterwards. It has a free, nearly fully functional demo that doesn't expire. This is Pro Tools only, though.

    http://www.masseyplugins.com/
     
  9. Gnash

    Gnash Lefty

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    Nice! Thanks for the link!
     
  10. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    SSD & Trigger should seriously be combined into the same product.
     
  11. Gnash

    Gnash Lefty

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    Exactly.
     
  12. Arsenu,

    Arsenu, Member

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    much more profitable when people pay twice...
     
  13. oroinvictus

    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    +100
     
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    Two completely different products for different markets.

    I record drums but want more options than just the recorded sounds = TRIGGER

    I'm a songwriter and I need drum sounds for my music = SSD4

    I'm an engineer or drummer and I want to play an electronic kit to get killer studio drum tracks = SSD4

    Cheers,
    Steven "Dual Profit Man" Slate
     
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    sup Steve. Don't listen to these ungrateful twats.
     
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    who's ungrateful? it's a business, it's supposed to make money... it's not like he's doing it for fun.

    I'm a songwriter and I need drum sounds for my music + enhance them with more than 1 sample, which i don't think is too much to ask = SSD + Trigger

    in any way i'm definitely buying SSD 4.0 when you're having a sale. maybe both SSD and trigger if you'll have a special price or "2 for the price of 1"

    any intel on when that might be? :Smokin: :Smokin: :Smokin:
     
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    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    hahaha, dammit.

    i do both as well so i'm trying to work ssd and trigger platinum in my budget.
     
  18. Gnash

    Gnash Lefty

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    Slate, you should drop in on the AES convention in St. Louis this weekend. I only dropped about $330 on Trigger Platinum and SSD 4.0 Platinum. Worth every penny. Both have definately improved my writing and mixes. I need a Slate T-shirt now. haha
     
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    I use Trigger even for programming, with my own cymbal samples. Not hard to build a template to do it in any DAW.
     
  20. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    This is pretty much why I have no plans to ever upgrade from Plat 3.5

    Honestly I don't even really use slate that much anymore.
     

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