WaveMachine Labs has announced the pricing and release date for the next major Drumagog release, Drumagog 5. Available beginning April 7, 2010, Drumagog 5 represents more than two years of design and development.
- Drumagog Basic: $149
- Drumagog Pro: $289
- Drumagog Platinum: $379
- Drumagog 4 Upgrade: $149 (Same tier, i.e. Pro to Pro, or Platinum to Platinum)
WaveMachine Labs will also offer cross-tier upgrades for those interested in moving into the higher editions of Drumagog, like Drumagog 4 Pro to Drumagog 5 Platinum.
Among the most requested improvements to Drumagog is sample alignment. While Drumagog 4's auto align algorithm did a fair job, samples sometimes suffered from phase issues, especially when blended with the original track. Drumagog 5's new Auto Align 2.0 is the result of years of collaboration between WaveMachine Labs and Fraunhofer (inventors of the MP3 format). This work has resulted in a new sample alignment algorithm. Samples are now phase accurate, even in critical augmentation/blending scenarios. Another significant update is Direct Plugin Hosting. This feature allows Drumagog to host its own VSTi plugins, greatly expanding the sound library options. Instruments like BFD2, Kontakt, and Superior Drummer are simply inserted into Drumagog for a seamless triggering experience. Other features include a completely redesigned GUI, improved sample management and more.
- New triggering engine.
- Auto-align 2.0.
- Support for multiple room samples.
- Auto Hi-hat tracking.
- Improved sample management.
- Direct Plug-in hosting (Platinum version).
- Morph|Engine (Platinum version).
- Built-in Convolution Reverb (Platinum version).