XLN Audio United Pop AD2 ADPAK - Virtual Drum Kit (Download)

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XLN Audio United Pop AD2 ADPAK - Virtual Drum Kit (Download)
Key Features
  • Radio-Ready Drum Sounds
  • Covers Any Style of Pop
  • 30 Production Ready Presets
  • Powered by Addictive Drums 2
United Pop AD2 ADPAK from XLN Audio is a virtual drum kit that includes presets that deliver instant, radio-ready sounds in many different flavors.  Utilizing the studio at 6050 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, the vintage Leedy & Ludwig kit was meticulously recorded in every conceivable way in order to provide 30 presets that cover a wide range of pop tones. Additionally, the kit features a nickel over brass snare and a Japanese-made "Trump" branded snare. By altering overhead/room levels (or loading different presets) it's possible to easily transform the kit from "Fat Sound" to "Soft Jazz Pop." The changes can be automated to achieve different sounds between verse and chorus.
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XLN Audio United Pop AD2 ADPAK Overview

United Pop AD2 ADPAK from XLN Audio is a virtual drum kit that includes presets that deliver instant, radio-ready sounds in many different flavors.  Utilizing the studio at 6050 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, the vintage Leedy & Ludwig kit was meticulously recorded in every conceivable way in order to provide 30 presets that cover a wide range of pop tones. Additionally, the kit features a nickel over brass snare and a Japanese-made "Trump" branded snare. By altering overhead/room levels (or loading different presets) it's possible to easily transform the kit from "Fat Sound" to "Soft Jazz Pop." The changes can be automated to achieve different sounds between verse and chorus.

The kit is powered by the Addictive Drums 2 sound engine, allowing for instant loading and tweaking of drums, along with realistic performance playback, all with little CPU load. The musician-centric interface and effects provide endless possibilities for composition and sound design. Addictive Drums 2 supports most major e-drum companies like Roland, Yamaha, Alesis, and others and includes many mapped presets for e-drum models.

Kit Details

Kick

22 x 14" Leedy & Ludwig

Snare

14 x 6.5" Ludwig Nickel Over Brass
14 x 5" Trump

Toms

13 x 9" Leedy & Ludwig (Tuned High)
13 x 9" Leedy & Ludwig (Tuned Low)
16 x 16" Leedy & Ludwig (Tuned High)
16 x 16" Leedy & Ludwig (Tuned Low)

Cymbals

14" Zildjian Vintage K Hihat
20" United Pop Thin Crash
20" United Pop Dark Crash
20" United Pop Heavy Crash
21" United Pop Crash
26" United Pop Ride

Extras

Claves/Castanets
Wood/Plastic Block
Tambourine/Vibraslap
Leedy & Ludwig Rim Clicks

Addictive Drums 2 Enhancements

Sound Shaping

  • Transient Shaper gives more or less "snap" to individual kit pieces or the overall drum mix
  • Tone Designer makes a drum sound more or less dampened, for easily adding or removing ringing
  • Two Delerb processors combine delay and reverb effects that are ideal for drums
  • "Swirl" thickening feature and advanced EQ give sound designers lots of new options
  • Six additional Kitpiece Slots for building kits with up to eighteen individual kit pieces
  • FlexiSlots let you load additional kicks, snares, hi-hats, and more
  • Kitpiece Linking for linking drums for a fatter sound
  • Specialty "Trigger" Kitpieces (sine waves, white noise and one shot drum samples) open up a world of additional sound design options
  • Response section for tweaking performances to fit them into a mix
  • Two MultiFX inserts on every channel
  • Four-band EQ with additional low and high cut controls

Beat Creation

  • Beat Transformer for tweaking any existing rhythm to make it fit into a track and to make it unique
  • Grid Search system quickly finds the desired beat
  • Beats Browser - easily browse beats to find inspiration
  • Record MIDI feature saves time by recording MIDI directly from the host software into Addictive Drums 2
  • Noise Module adds instant character to a mix with sounds such as vinyl crackle, tape hiss and even the sound of the air-conditioning system from the Fairfax Studio

Workflow

  • Drag'n'Drop Audio directly from the Addictive Drums 2 engine
  • "Sound Ideal" search system for sorting all presets from 'clean' to 'distorted' to help find the right sounds quickly
  • "Snapshots" makes A/B comparisons easy
  • CloudSync system keeps presets up to date regardless of work location
  • Standalone version with Tempo control makes it easy to adapt beats to specific situations
  • Improved copy/paste features
  • New presets and ExploreMaps for all user's kits
  • All Presets include a MIDI preview to hear the preset played as the sound designer imagined
  • Preview all ADpaks and MIDIpaks (even ones not owned) directly from Addictive Drums 2

XLN Audio United Pop AD2 ADPAK Specs

General
License TypeStandard
Sound TypePercussion
Supported Plug-In FormatsAAX, AU, VST
Standalone OperationNo
Visual Impairment SupportNo
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