By PSW Staff • October 19, 2017 The Waves Torque drum tone shifter Waves Audio (AES booth 640) announces the Waves Torque Drum Tone Shifter plugin. The key to a great-sounding mix is rooted in the tonal balance of the drums, yet mixers don’t always get tasked with mixing tracks that were perfectly tuned or recorded. Waves Torque can enhance and re-pitch the tone of snares, toms, kicks or an entire kit, all with natural-sounding results. The Waves Torque plugin is a precision drum tone shifter that will help users salvage mistuned drums, pitch them to a specific key and adjust their tone – without retriggering or replacing, without the sonic artifacts introduced by traditional pitch shifters, and without losing body, timbre, resonance or attack. Driven by Waves’ Organic ReSynthesis technology, Torque detects and analyzes the drums’ formant, amplitude and carrier information, reassembles it, and allows users to manipulate the tonal and pitch characteristics, all while preserving the natural attack, resonance and duration of the original sound. With intuitive controls and zero latency, Torque is perfect for the studio as well as for live shows, where front of house engineers can now have the luxury of re-pitching problematic drum tone mid-show or even mid-song. Waves Torque Drum Tone Shifter features: — Tone shifter for acoustic and electronic drums — Adjusts drum timbre & pitch without retriggering or replacing — Accurately shifts by +/- 1200 cents — Focus section for precision formant/frequency control — Precision threshold & trim controls — Zero latency for studio and live mixing — Driven by Waves’ Organic ReSynthesis technology Waves Audio Tagged with: Digital Drums New Products Plugins Processors Software Sound Reinforcement Studio Waves · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.