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XLN Audio Addictive Drums - Complete Drum Production Studio

B&H # XLAD Mfr # XL1001SN
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Product Highlights
  • 3 Drum Kits
  • Insert and Send Effects
  • Over 100 Presets
  • Over 3,500 MIDI Files
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • MAC OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

Addictive Drums from XLN Audio is a flexible and complete drum production studio and contains everything needed for creating professional drum tracks. The software comprises three building blocks - drum samples and kits, grooves and beats, and production tools (i.e. mixer and effects).

Addictive Drums features 3 complete kits, along with extra drums and cymbals. The samples include every nuance from the softest to the hardest hits and many stroke variations like rimshot and sidestick. Alternating samples allow for unparalleled realism.

All the sampled drum and cymbal sounds were recorded with a multi-channel microphone setup, and stored in a multi-channel format. The grooves, beats and fills were recorded by a professional drummer in different styles, tempos and feels.

The 1.5 version upgrade, dubbed Adrenaline, adds full electronic drum support, General MIDI support, a Beat Transformer function, along with additional presets and MIDI files.

Drum Kits
Tama Kit
  • Has its roots in the mid 90's when the company first released the Starclassic series with thin shells for superior sound and tone
  • This kit is a 5-piece drum kit and offers great sound with lots of punch and depth, perfect for Rock and Heavy Metal

Sonor Designer Kit
  • Known worldwide for its excellent sound and ability to perform in virtually any style of music
  • Introduced in the early 90's the Designer Series revolutionized drum kit design with features like the total acoustic resonance system
  • This kit is a 7-piece drum kit with a great Rock/Pop sound

DW Collector Series
  • DW (Drum Workshop) has always been famous for sound and quality and developed with the most demanding musicians in mind
  • This kit is a 7-piece drum kit tuned a little higher making it perfect for Funk, Fusion and Jazz
Beats and Grooves
  • Consists of over 3,500 MIDI Beats and Grooves in lots of different styles tempos and feels
  • Provides the building blocks to create drum tracks quickly, all easily accessible from within the software
  • Built in browser allows for searching by keyword (ride, metal), or sorting by category (BPM, time signature)
  • Drag and Drop the files into a favorite list, or drag them right into the host's arrangement window
  • Over 130 two-bar Pop/Rock beats in 4/4, 6/8 and 3/4 with both swing and straight feel
  • Each beat has over 20 different variations (16th, 8th, 4th, closed hi-hat, open hi-hat, ride, bell, cowbell etc.)
  • Over 100 four-bar grooves that are twice as long as the "beats" and are divided into many different styles such as Funk, Reggae, Hard Rock and Jazz
  • Over 500 fills, with both straight and swing feel, in different lengths and styles including Funk, Rock, and Hard Rock
  • 25 songs in many different styles and tempos consisting of a total of 16 bars with verse, bridge, chorus and middle eight variations
  • Use the whole song as is or pick out only the parts required
Production Tools
  • Over 100 production presets
  • Pick a preset and start working on the drum tracks - switch kit pieces, edit the inserts and effects, add reverbs, or choose another preset altogether
  • Save presets as user presets
  • All presets work with all the MIDI files making it very easy to try out different production sounds with different groove styles
  • Presets organized by which product they come from and which production style category they belong to
  • Presets menu makes it very easy to get an overview and browse through the presets
  • The Addictive Drums 1.5 Adrenaline update comes with over 30 new presets in the Electronica, Pop
  • Rock Dry, Pop Rock Medium, Pop Rock Big, Rock and "Xperimental" categories
Mixer, Inserts, Effects and Reverbs
  • All mixing functions (including inserts and effects) needed to produce professional drum tracks with an easily defined workflow
  • Mixer provides full control over all audio channels - 12 channels in the mixer, 8 mono channels for the individual kit pieces, and 4 stereo channels for the over head microphones, room microphones, bus and the master
  • Make the drum kit sound big by turning up the room microphone levels or make it tighter by soloing the close microphones
  • All channels can be panned
  • Easily bypass the inserts and sends, or activate solo
  • Inserts consist of compression, distortion, EQ, tape and limiter and can be used on all the channels and kit pieces
  • The inserts and kit pieces are not connected so switching kit piece at any time doesn't affect the insert settings

Compressor
  • Advanced auto gain function always ensures good levels
  • High compression and a slow attack deliver hard hitting snares
  • Quick attack and medium long release works great for bus-compression, while a faster release and attack can deliver pumping compression

Distortion
  • Four different distortion types
  • Heavy and Crunch are more natural sounding distortions, while Zap and BitCrush have their own unique sounds
  • Distortion amount can be set for each type as well as a blend level
  • Filter adjustment allows for distorting a given frequency range

EQ
  • Three peak/bell filters with cut/gain ranges of -24dB to +24dB and adjustable Q value
  • Smart editing features include using the mouse wheel to adjust the Q value, while holding shift provides higher precision

Tape / Filter
  • Bus and master channels include extra insert effects
  • Tape emulates the sound of a vintage analog tape unit with saturation and bass enhancement controls
  • Filter allows for cutting bass or treble after the insert effects to clean up the low end or go for a softer sound with less high frequency

Saturating Limiter
  • Available on every channel
  • Can be used to squash peaks or to give individual drums or any of the buses an overall soft distortion

Reverb
  • Two reverbs with four different room types
  • Ambience is a short reverb type that delivers a wider sound without a long tail
  • Room is a medium sized room with a longer decay
  • Hall is a big room that allows for a really long tail of up to ten seconds
  • Plate emulates an analog plate reverb with its unique diffuse sound
  • Pre delay, decay and damping can be adjusted for all reverb types
  • Create completely new rooms by using both reverbs with two different types
System Requirements Mac
PowerPC G5 or Intel Mac
OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
1.5GB RAM
3GB available hard drive space
DVD drive

PC
Pentium IV 2GHz
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
1.5GB RAM
3GB available hard drive space
DVD drive

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