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XLN Audio Addictive Drums

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Addictive Drums is a complete drum production studio. It has everything you need to make a professional drumtrack production. It's flexible, yet very quick to learn and use.Concept: 3 Vital PartsAddictive Drums is built on three major, and equally important, building blocks that are a necessity for a complete drum production:Drum SamplesDrum sample...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Addictive Drums is a complete drum production studio. It has everything you need to make a professional drumtrack production. It's flexible, yet very quick to learn and use.

Concept: 3 Vital Parts
Addictive Drums is built on three major, and equally important, building blocks that are a necessity for a complete drum production:

Drum Samples
Drum samples of professional quality from the best drum kit brands available recorded in a studio with great acoustics, a multi-mic setup, and stored in a multichannel format.

Production Tools
Mixer, insert effects, reverbs, and the know-how of a sound technician/producer.

Beats & Fills
Grooves, beats, and fills recorded by a great drummer in different styles, tempos, and feels.

Addictive Drums offers all this, in one easy-to-use plug-in that is compatible with all the major host softwares out there

User Interface
Addictive Drums consists of four main pages: the Kit Page where you can view all of the kit pieces; the Edit Page with all the insert effects; the FX Page with reverbs; and the Beats Page which contains the 3500+ MIDI file library.

The Map Window
The Map Window is where all the settings for the E-Drum Support are located. Edit your Map Presets, customize the settings for velocity and volume on the kitpieces, tweak the hi-hat settings, and more. You open the Map Window from the Beats Page.

Main Features
Production Presets
With one click, you can load up a complete drum production. The settings for the Kit, the Insert Effects, and the 2 built-in Reverbs are recalled in a split second. You can Save your own presets and organize them in folders for quick access in any project. They appear automatically in the preset menu. Addictive Drums gives you over 100 presets in diverse production styles such as Rock, Electronic, Distorted, PopRock and more.

Full E-Drums Support
Take E-Drumming to a new level with Addictive Drums 1.5 Adrenaline. All of the major E-Drum models on the market are fully supported and setting up has never been easier. E-Drums connected to Addictive Drums will provide you with one of the most realistic E-drums drum sounds on the market with fast workflow and powerful mixing possibilities. With Addictive Drums you will be jamming and recording drums for your music in no time.

Drums and Cymbals
Addictive Drums comes with a vast library of drum and cymbal samples recorded and in a professional studio with great care. A total of three kits and lots of cymbals from the top brands in the world are included.

Total control over drumkits and kitpieces
Everthing in Addictive Drums can be tweaked and customized. Load up an entire drum kit or build your own. Use the kitpiece list to view, audition, and switch the kit pieces in the drum kit or just use the arrows next to the kitpice on the Edit Page.

Beats and Grooves
Addictive Drums comes with over 3500 MIDI Beats and Grooves that trigger the drum samples inside the software. You can use any beat with any kit pieces or presets. Lots of different styles, tempos, and feels are represented.

Inserts and Effects
The inserts and effects are used to shape the drum sound you are working with. Addictive Drums comes with a number of inserts and effects like EQ, Compressor, and Distortion that can make your drum sound go from natural acoustic pop to distorted electronic house in just a few seconds.

User Friendliness
Addictive Drums is very easy to learn and use, and it works for just about anybody. The User Interface is straightforward and gives you lots of flexibility.

Addictive Drums is compatible with both PC and Mac and VST, AU, and RTAS formats.

Note: Download today and receive a free update to Addictive Drums 1.5 Adrenaline once you register for even more presets, MIDI files, and more.


3 Drum Kits
Sonor Designer, DW Collectors, Tama Starclassic
Insert & Send Effects
Compressor, EQ, Distortion, Tape Saturation, Filter, Limiter, Reverb
100+ Presets
Clean, Distorted, Electronica, Lo-Fi, PopRock, Rock, Soft, Vintage, Xperimental
3000+ MIDI Files
4/4 Straight & Swing, 3/4 Straight & Swing, 6/8 Straight & Swing, Bundles (Blues, Jazz, Funk, etc), Songs (Rock, Disco, Reggae, etc.)
Full E-Drum Support
Includes presets for popular models from Yamaha, Roland, 2Box, and Alesis
Free update to Addictive Drums 1.5 Adrenaline
Full E-Drums support
General MIDI support
Beat Transformer
30+ new presets
300+ new MIDI files
and much more
System requirements:
Windows XP / Vista / 7
2GHz Pentium 4
3GB free hard drive space
DVD drive
OS X 10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6
G5 or IntelMac
3GB free harddrive space
DVD drive
Included Plug-in formats
Hosts, officially supported (minimum version required):
Apple Logic 8.01/9
Apple Garageband 4/5
Digidesign Pro Tools 7/8
Steinberg Cubase 4/5
Cakewalk Sonar 7/8
Ableton Live 7/8
MOTU Digital Performer 5/6*
Important notes:
Digital Performer used with DigiDesign's DAE and Digi hardware: Using the RTAS version of AD in this combo is currently not supported. This issue is being investigated, but XLN Audio is currently does not know when it will be resolved. Using DP with the AU version (or Pro Tools with the RTAS version) of Addictive Drums works fine.
Unsupported hosts:
Addictive Drums will work in most hosts that support the VST or AU standards. However, XLN Audio only test and provide customer support for the hosts in the "Supported hosts" list above. If your host of choice is not in that list, we recommend downloading the Addictive Drums demo to make sure it works as expected, before purchasing. Please note there is no tech support for unsupported hosts.
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XLN Customer Service

By David Siebels

from Buyrbank, CA

Comments about XLN Audio Addictive Drums:

I have been using Addictive Drums for a couple years. Pretty good software, absolutely HORRIBLE customer service. I've tried to get a simple question answered and no one will respond. They do not have telephone support. I would NOT recommend this company or their products.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Absolutely Fantastic

By Ben Kaunitz

from Potomac, Maryland

Comments about XLN Audio Addictive Drums:

I've tried a few different software drum samplers for recording and playing purposes, and while as well as this I own a few of the EZDrummer by Toontrack products (which are great in their own right), I really found nothing to be sound as fantastic as Addictive Drums. Their samples are stellar, and they sit really well in the mix of a song. I just love them. Their ADPacks are great as well. If you have the chance, I highly recommend picking these up.

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Easy to setup with Garageband!! Great Sound too!

By Richard Nieves

from Charlotte

Comments about XLN Audio Addictive Drums:

I gave this software a try because several of my friends use it and highly recommended it. Boy am I having fun! - More options than I can manage to care for which is great. Easy download and installed to my Garageband automatically. Next time I brought Garageband up and created a track to add MIDI device, select drum and voila Addictive Drums was there. Worked perfectly well with my TD-11.

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My love affair is over...

By Roland Ciuoderis

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about XLN Audio Addictive Drums:

I have used this program exclusively for some years now, so I can't comment on the competitors vs AD. In the past It worked great, and I have been in love the interface--simple, clean, intuitive. For my ears, the drum sounds were very good (for 16 bit) as well as tons and tons of midi groves included and some cool free extras from the the xln website to download (for example, "woofer wonderland"). HOWEVER, software that can't do the job is like an awesome paperweight, a conversation piece; which is what AD has become. My DAW is Samplitude, and has been for many years. With my newest DAW update AD stopped working became, in essence, a "paperweight". I contacted the Samplitude, who said the problem was clearly with addictive drums. I contacted addictive drums, and they said the problem was with my Samplitude: but since they DO NOT support Samplitude, they can't help me. It is 2012, and even though Samplitude is not the most popular DAW, it does have a professional following it IS used in professional studios (especially in Europe), having been around for a long time.IN my book the fault lies with AD for not being up to date with their support! BOTTOM LINE: no excuse for not supporting a professional DAW (do the research on Samplitude)that has been around for years. I have just ordered Superior Drummer; Samplitude is supported FULLY. Goodbye old friend...


Virus Detected in download.

By Joel Willenbring

from Yorba Linda, CA

Comments about XLN Audio Addictive Drums:

I tried to download and install the free trial version of AD2 but my Windows 8.1 computer is telling me it contains a virus. I was unable to use it on my Windows 8.1 computer. I am using Trend Micro virus checker. It immediately suggested deleting the entire program due to virus contamination, which I did.

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