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Addictive Drums - Overview

Addictive Drums is a Complete Drum Production Studio. Our concept is

To create a convincing drum track in any style you need 3 things:

- The ôrawö drum/cymbal sounds, recorded with a multi mic setup

- The mixing process, including all the effects and the know-how of a

- The grooves, beats and fills of a good drummer

Addictive Drums offers all this, in an easy to use plugin, compatible
with all the major hosts out there!

With the included Presets you can immediately try out different
production styles and easily tweak anything in the mix to make it
perfect. No more ôI have 30 plugin windows to keep track of just for
the drumsö. And when youÆve perfected your favourite drum sound, just
save it and re-use it in the next project!

Kits & Pieces

Addictive Drums ships with 3 complete kits, and lots of extra drums
and cymbals. The samples include every nuance from the softest to the
hardest hits, many stroke variations (hihat has 12 variations, snare
has 6 for example) Alternating samples through-out bring unparalleled

All sampled drum/cymbal sounds are recorded with a multi channel mic
setup, just as you would record a real drum kit. The AD Kits

Sonor Designer (Kick, Snare, 5 toms)

DW CollectorÆs Series (Kick, Snare, 5 toms)

Tama Starclassic (Kick, Snare, 3 toms)


Pearl Signature Ferrrone snare, Pearl Masterworks Piccolo snare, Pearl
Masterworks kick

Cymbals: (Sabian & Paiste)

3 Hihats, 4 Rides, 9 Crashes, 3 Splashes & 2 Chinas

Tune and tweak

Shaping the basic sound is easy within ADÆs sampler section. Controls
for volume and pitch (with envelopes), levels (adjust balance of
Close, Overhead and Room levels of each Kitpiece), and filter (cut the
low end on hihats for example) means you can do anything from slight
tweaking to major reconstruction of the sound.

The AD sampler

For each Kitpiece:

- Solo/Mute

- Main Level

- Overhead Level + Pan/Width

- Room Level + Pan/Width

- ôSingle Sampleö mode

- Main Pitch + OH/Room Pitch Offset

- Pitch Envelope (w velocity mod)

- Amp Envelope

- HiPass/LoPass Filter

Mix it up û built in effects

12 mixer channels, 52 insert effects and 2 reverbs are at your
disposal, giving you the freedom to create just about any drum sound
youÆve ever heard. And then some!

Everything is quickly accessible, no hidden menus get in your way. See
it, tweak it, move on. Drum production has never been this easy, and
even our pro users agree that Pro should not equal ôimpossible to

The AD Effects

For each channel:

- Compressor

- Dist (4 algos, selectable bandwidth)

- EQ (3 band)

- Saturating Limiter

Master and Bus channels additionally include:

- Tape Saturation

- HiPass/LoPass Filter

Reverbs include

- 4 algorithms (Ambience, Room, Hall, Plate)

- Decay Time, Predelay, Damping

- 2 band EQ

- Pan/Width control

Presets = Instant results

The included presets make it easy to try out different styles for a
track, and lets you save and re-use complete drum productions in new
songs. You can create your own folders with your own presets and they
immediately appear in the Preset menu!

The AD Presets

Over 100 presets are included, ranging from pure acoustic pop, to
Metal, Funk and distorted electronica mayhem.

Preset categories include: Clean, Distorted, Electronica, LoFi,
PopRock (Big), PopRock (Medium), PopRock (Dry), Retro, Rock, Soft,

Midi files

A vast library of midi files in different styles, all easily
accessible from within AD gives you the building blocks to create drum
tracks quickly. The built in browser lets you search by keyword
(ôRideö, ôMetalö), or sort by Category, BPM, Time signature.
DragÆnÆdrop files the files you like to ADÆs favourite list, or drag
them right into your hostÆs arrangement window!

The AD Midi Library

More than 3000 beats and fills in various styles such as Pop/Rock,
Metal, Funk, Jazz etc are included. There are basic Kick+Snare beats
with variations on each like ô8th Hihatö ôw Ghostnotesö ô4th Rideö
etc. There are also ôSongsö which contain 4 bar
Verse/Bridge/Chorus/Middle8 variations. And lots more!

Let it all out û separate outputs

AD is a multi-out plugin, meaning that every channel in the AD mixer
can be routed to a separate output if you like.

Setting it up

Read this general guide on how to set up routing of separate outputs
into your host!

Take the Bus!

One common ötrickö in drum mixing is to create a submix of some
kitpieces (kick+snare+hihat for example) on a separate channel in the
mixer. This submix is then often treated to some heavy
compression/slight distortion, and finally brought back into the main
mix at a lower level. This means you can get a quite thick and crunchy
sound (courtesy of the submix), while still maintaining the dynamics
and punch of the ômainö mix. ADÆs mixer has a special Bus Channel that
lets you do just this (and lots more).

Cymbal chokinÆ

AD has an advanced system for creating realistic cymbal chokes. (When
the drummer grabs the cymbal and silences it).

You hit the cymbal on one key, and choke it with another. AD
calculates the volume on the cymbal at that particular time, and plays
a choke sample that fits perfectly. There are even different choke
samples on the ride cymbal, depending on if you hit the bell or the
edge before the choke! All choke samples are multilayered and have
alternating samples as well.

Retro ADpak - Overview

3 Ludwig Kits

60s Pop Kit / Heavy 70s Kit / Vistalite Kit

70+ Presets

Clean Kits / Heavy Rock / Modern / Motown / PopRock / RetroMental

1300+ MIDI Files

60s Rock Grooves / Heavy Rock Grooves / Motown Beats / Motown Swing
Beats / Rock'n'Roll Grooves

ADD To Your Addiction!

Retro is the first ADpak expansion for Addictive Drums and features
three classic Ludwig drum sets from the 60s and 70s with cymbals from
Paiste and Sabian. The drums were recorded in Studios 301 Stockholm in
a big recording room with a rich ambience. Retro expands the Addictive
Drums library and allows you to mix and match between the original
drums and the new vintage kits. Retro also includes cowbells,
tambourines and hand claps.

Retro is great for a vintage sound with presets inspired by classic
songs. But you can also use the modern presets for an up-to-date sound
full of character. Or turn to the RetroMental soundbank for a chance
to hear the Ludwig kits like you've never heard them before. With the
Retro ADpak you get over 1300 midi loops and 70 presets that will get
you groovin' in Motown, banging your head to booming heavy Rock, and
tunin' out to psychedelic Rock'n'Roll!


Compatible with PC and Mac, including the new IntelMacs.

VST, AU and RTAS versions available.

System Requirements


Windows XP / Vista

2 GHz Pentium 4

1.5 GB RAM

3 GB free harddrive space

DVD drive


OS X 10.4 / 10.5

G5 or IntelMac

1.5 GB RAM

3 GB free harddrive space

DVD drive

NOTE: Our image is Retail and the size of it is 3 times bigger than AiRISO
release, it includes both Addictive Drums and Retro ADpak!
In addition AiR KeyGen wont work with v1.1.1 of Addictive Drums.


Unrar, Burn or mount the image, Install

Unrar dyn-xlnaadrak.rar, Install "XLN Addictive Drums v1.1.0.exe/dmg"


Download: (only for Musician & Moderator Group)


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