Upgrade your productions with Drum Replacer

Get that huge studio drum sound inside SONAR Platinum with Drum Replacer, the brand new ARA-integrated plug-in for enhancing drum productions. You can spend weeks in the studio capturing drums, or you can spend minutes with Drum Replacer - that’s how easy it is. Enhance your mixes with our high-resolution drum samples, or add in your own samples straight from SONAR’s award-winning Skylight Interface. Drum Replacer can even extract MIDI from your drum tracks - allowing you to take advantage of incredible drum synths like Addictive Drums 2 or Session Drummer.

Drum Replacer Enhance Your Productions

Top Features

Replace individual drum tracks

Completely replace individual snare, kick, and tom hits with Drum Replacer’s lightning-fast transient detection and advanced replacement algorithm.

Replace drums from a mix

Drum Replacer can extract individual hits from a drum mix using Cakewalk’s unique, surgically accurate detection and filtering technology.

Zero-latency triggering

Drum Replacer has zero latency (not a typo) when triggering hits in its clip-by-clip workflow. You’ll never need another drum replacement plug-in again.

Easy to use

The Cakewalk Drum Replacer is easy to use and better yet, completely integrated right into SONAR - so you’ll never have to leave your home studio DAW.

Drag and drop to MIDI

Replace and reinforce your drums with incredible drum synths like Addictive Drums 2 or Session Drummer using simple, efficient MIDI Drag and Drop.

Sample library

Drum Replacer ships with brilliantly designed drum samples from Cakewalk including Funktight, MetalHead, Roots and WholeLotta samples.

See it in action

Familiarize yourself with Drum Replacer, and you’ll see why it’s the last drum replacement tool you’ll ever need. Drum Replacer's total integration with SONAR Platinum’s fluid interface not only means better workflow, but doesn’t bog down your CPU in larger projects. Watch All The videos

Fully Integrated with ARA

By taking advantage of ARA*, SONAR Platinum and the Cakewalk Drum Replacer work together as a single integrated solution to optimize your computer performance and unlock a workflow never before seen in any other recording software.


  • Synchronized playback engine with SONAR Platinum
  • Full region analysis for more accurate replacement
  • Upfront frequency profiling for better CPU performance
  • User defined drum-hit recognition
  • Zero-latency triggering
  • Resizable interface

* Audio Random Access developed by Celemony for integrated region-based processing within a host.

Plus, get even more samples

Drum Replacer ships with 16 Kits Pieces from our incredible Funktight, Roots, Metalhead, and Wholelotta Chocolate Cake Drum expansion packs.

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