You could have Dave Grohl swinging the sticks and Bruce Swedien setting up your mics – but if your drum kit isn’t well tuned, it’ll lack punch and tone. The usual remedy is to replace hits with appropriately tuned samples. But what if there was a tool for retuning drum tracks, retaining natural attack and duration, and free from traditional pitchshifting artifacts? That’s what Waves promise with Torque. Slap it on a drum track, set Focus to the clearest tonal frequency range (usually the fundamental), adjust Threshold so it only triggers on desired hits, then tweak Torque to tune it up or down. It’s $69.
Is this “the key to perfect drum tone”, as Waves claim?