The Black Velvet ADpak from XLN Audio is an expansion pack for owners of Addictive Drums. It features samples of the DW Collector's Series drum kit along with Zildjian cymbals that were recorded at various professional studios in Stockholm, Sweden.
Specific techniques were used in the recording of the samples for the Black Velvet ADpak to allow for versatile control over the ambiance of the drum kit in your productions. The drums were recorded in a large, gymnasium-sized recording space, while the hi-hats and cymbals were recorded in a tight, damped smaller room. In addition, each drum, cymbal and hi-hat was recorded with a multitude of vintage and modern microphones in a variety of configurations at different proximities.
The DW Collector's Series is DW's flagship custom drum line and the Black Velvet ADpak features a six-piece kit that's been built using its components. These drums are designed to have a well-defined low end, a crisp high end and a controlled gritty quality that doesn't overtake the overall hi-fi sound. The Zildjian cymbals and hi-hats compliment the kit by having a controlled, tight high end to contrast the full low end of the DW drums.
Creatively control the ambiance sound of the drum kit
40 producer presets including clean startup presets, production ready sounds and more
10 MIDI beats from the Loud Beats & Songs MIDI Pak
Kick - DW Collector's Series 22 x 18"
Snare - DW Collector's Series 14 x 5"
Hi-hats - Zildjian K 13" and Zildjian A Custom 14"
Toms - DW Collector's Series 10 x 8", 12 x 9", 14 x 14", and 16 x 16"
Splashes - Zildjian A Custom 8", Zildjian A Custom 10"
Crashes - Zildjian A Custom Crash 16", Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash 18"
Chinas - Zildjian FX Oriental China 18", Zildjian A Custom China 20"
Ride - Zildjian K 22"
Xtra - LP Tribell
Drums recorded at Kingside Studios, Stockholm
Hi-hats & cymbals recorded at Decibel Studios, Stockholm
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Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32- and 64-bit)
OS X 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8 (32- and 64-bit)
Requires Addictive Drums version 1.5.6 (RTAS 1.5.2c) or later
XLN Audio Black Velvet ADpak - Expansion Pack for Addictive Drums Review