Nomad Factory Update Drum Tools

Nomad Factory have released an update for their plug-in: Drum Tools. Having listened to customers, Nomad Factory developers have added a new detector algorithm for their DLA2A compressor (such used in their flourishing Bus Driver, becoming a great and well-known tool in the industry), which now supports true stereo compression through the stereo field. See the details below.

Also, after community feedback, esteeemd engineer Ashley Smith has prodcued a suite of 110 presets for you all in both Rock and Jazz genres.



DRUM TOOLS (version 1.01) :
Available for purchase at The DontCrack Store.
Download Demo and Updates here.

    • Compressor Dectection Mode – Center (original/default) or Stereo (new)


  • As requested by the community; engineer, Ashley Smith ( Brad Whitford – Aerosmith, Derek St. Holmes – Ted Nugent Band, X-Factor, American Idol… ) has provided a suite of “110 presets” in the styles ‘Rock’ and ‘Jazz’, using a variety of kit pieces named from manufacturers (inc. DW, Noble & Cooley, Gretsch, Ludwig…) in process.

Drum Tools


Center Mode :

    • This is the original mode and is set ‘default’ for all instances, for backwards compatibility in your sessions. It detects the center part of the signal (not to be confused with Mid or Stereo summing), a new style “detector algorithm”.Note: It does not compress past 99% left/right, so you will not see gain reduction occur at the extremes of the stereo image (100%).

Center mode is for those that want more aggressive attack through compression (with panning 0-99% left/right), as the signal detection focuses on the source and brings it to the forefront of the mix.

Stereo Mode :

  • This is the NEW mode for signal detection. It sums both channels to mono before applying compression (this one is “Classic ‘Mid’ Detection”), not to be confused with a dual-mono compressor that compresses one channel at a time.Stereo mode is for sources you wish to soften with compression (at the stereo image edge, 100% panning left/right), and sit back a little in the mix with less attack. Great for ballads, synths, and stereo spread acoustic instruments (guitars).
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