Take control of your drum track's dynamics with Drum Leveler plugin

Said to give you "unparalleled control over your drums' dynamics," Drum Leveler is a beat-detection-based downward and upward compressor/expander.

That's quite a mouthful, so allow us to explain further by telling you that it selectively applies gain to individual drum beats, giving you the desired target level for each 'hit'. It promises to do this without affecting bleed noises or other beats that are outside of the user-defined processing range.

The result, we're told, will be solid, driving grooves with clarity and punch.

If you like the sound of all that, check out the video above and head to the Sound Radix website, where you can download a demo or buy Drum Leveler in 32/64-bit VST/AU/RTAS formats for PC and Mac.

Sound Radix Drum Leveler features

  • Transparent, beat detection-based simultaneous upward & downward compressor/expander
  • Applies gain to each beat individually to achieve set target level
  • Gain reduction and expansion is transient-accurate to the drum beat for artifacts-free transients reproduction
  • Dual threshold levels allows processing any level range to affect only specific beats within a track such as ghost notes or bleed without affecting other beats
  • Mono, Stereo, Dual Mono and Mid/Side operation modes
  • Easy to use and intuitive user interface
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.