5 electronic kits with the recorded on analog tape for that true 80's feel.
ADpak Reel Machines is an electro injection for Addictive Drums featuring five full electronic kits from the 80s. All samples were recorded on analog tape using mint condition drum machines and modules.
As Reel As It Gets
Reel Machines features a plate reverb and real room ambience. Allowing you to go from raw electronic sounds to larger than life monster machines of the past. Included is a collection of presets in electronic styles ranging from 80's pop to house, dub-step, drum & bass, and techno. All included presets come with sets of matching beats for quick-and-easy groove construction.
The Simmons SDS-V is the e-drum kit that started it all. XLN Audio's massive setup of analog modules were sampled with painstaking detail, and packed up by a Simmons Digital ClapTrap. The original SDS-V came with five modules and two expansion slots for up to seven modules. The kit for Reel Machines required close to 40 modules to create all the varied stroke types.
Simmons drums have been used by artists like Duran Duran, Rush, Nine Inch Nails, Van Halen, Spandau Ballet, Tool, Prince, Depeche Mode, Queen, and Genesis.
Linn Electronics Lindrum
LinnDrum is the successor to the first sampled based drum machine, the LM-1, and Reel Machines features all fifteen original sounds with a large number of new custom tweaked stroke types. The Linndrum had cutting-edge technology at the time of its release. Reel Machines features 35 kilohertz samples, individual outputs and trigger inputs.
The LinnDrum can be heard on albums from artists like Peter Gabriel, Sting, Prince, Madonna, Human League, and Thompson Twins.
+3 Additional Kits
Reel Machines also comes with three full additional kits—the 808, 909 and DMX—with samples inspired by classic rhythm machines from the 80s. The 808 has a deep analog kick with a snappy snare, great for a wide range of electronic styles. The 909 is a hybrid analog and sampled machine with a punchy kick and snare, making it the excellent partner for dance music. Last, but not least, the DMX, with short and dry samples, is the perfect kit for old school hip-hop and rap.
Reel Machines includes 60 unique kitpieces plus an additional five sets of kick and snare combos for use in the Xtras slot. The kitpieces have the same amount of stroke types as the acoustic drums in Addictive Drums. Making Reel Machines one of the the most expressive and varied collection of electronic sounds you've heard.
Adjustable Tape Saturation
The kick and snare samples in Reel Machines were recorded on a two-channel 1/2" Ampex tape machine with heavy saturation. By using the kick and snare microphone settings you can mix between the clean and the saturated signal.
Beater is the clean signal while front is heavily saturated on all drum machines. The Simmons SDS-V uses virtual mic positioning instead.
Top is the clean signal while bottom is heavily saturated on the LinnDrum and DMX. The Simmons SDS-V, 808, and 909 uses virtual mic positioning instead.
All kits in Reel Machines have an additional Xtras kitpiece with a kick and snare combo. This can be used for extra variation or to layer sounds and get precisely the snare or kick you're after. Check the keymap in Addictive Drums for the Xtra A and Xtra B stroke types.
Resets & Beats
Reel Machines comes with 50 presets and 240 MIDI Grooves. All presets have matching beats with rhythms made specifically for a certain set of sounds. The presets are also compatible with grooves from other ADpaks and vice versa. Use a distorted drum & bass preset with a slow hip-hop groove, or try a Motown kit with a techno beat.