The easiest way to mix awesome sounding drums! Compression is an extremely important element in every element of the modern mix, and so is the drums. Too little compression and your drums will lack attack and weight. Too much and your drums will sound small and lackluster. Since we are passionate about drumming, we wanted to find a solution that would help both beginners and professionals improve their workflow and get great results every time. Introducing Smash and Grab.
Smash – Based on several FET compressors. This side of the compressor helps give your drums length, weight and size. Ideal for snare drums, rooms and parallel bus.
Grab – Based on several VCA style compressors. This side of the compressor helps bump and attack. Great for kick shaping, tom and overhead control.
Drum Mode is a very simple yet powerful control. Each drum is optimized for its own style, eliminating the headache of finding the right settings, compressor, EQ points and more!
The beef knob is a pre-compressor EQ used to increase the weight of your drums. The EQ points change depending on the selected Drum Type.
Air Knob – This is a post-compressor EQ used to add clarity and brilliance. The EQ points change depending on the selected Drum Type.
The saturation control is extremely versatile, ranging from soft clipping to pure distortion. Great for shaping your drums and helping them cut through the mix.
Smash and Grab is a unique dynamic aggregate that provides carefully optimized compression for every part of your drum mix. Essentially two fully discrete compressors in one plug-in plus dedicated modes for each type of drum track, Smash & Grab combines superior sounding with extreme flexibility and a fast and easy workflow – it’s the only compressor plug-in you’ll need to mix the perfect drum sounds. delivering world-class results in no time.
Add EQ controls for extra fat and air, a saturation circuit with three different clipping modes, advanced side chain controls and a mixing knob for parallel compression, and you have an incredibly powerful and versatile processor at your disposal.
Smash and Grab is a synthesis of our many years of experience in developing and mixing some of the largest bands in contemporary heavy music. It’s an intuitive, feature-rich tool that you don’t have to guess, so you can easily achieve great drum sounds and then move on with confidence. Stop taking your plugins endlessly trying to find the right compressor and let your creativity grow with Smash and Grab!
• NEW Pro mode gives full access to two world-class compressors
• 12 specialized compression styles
• Use the Grab compressor to add attack and impact
• Use the Smash compressor for weight and size
• Built-in pre and post EQ sections for improved workflow
• Stop guessing! With a powerful ‘drum type’ knob with hundreds of optimizations tweaking under the hood
• Built-in saturation function to shape your drums and give them character