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 Addictive Drums 2 by XLN Audio is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Addictive Drums 2
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Product Addictive Drums 2
Developer XLN Audio
Price (MSRP)
Free / Powers ADpaks
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Instrument(s)   
UtilityStand-alone utility / application
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 
2.1.5
 
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Internet connection on your audio computer
 
2.1.5
 
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Internet connection on your audio computer
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionOnline Activation (Challenge / Response)

GET EXTRAORDINARY DRUMS IN YOUR MUSIC

ADDICTIVE DRUMS 2 MAKES IT POSSIBLE.

Addictive Drums 2 brings the world's finest drums straight into your music. You get outstanding drums, professionally-played rhythms, and phenomenal sound-shaping and mixing features that make your productions sound alive. All this with a fast, musician-centric interface that gets amazing results without getting in your way.

Addictive Drums 2: Our standard Addictive Drums 2 instrument includes the AD2 engine along with our bestselling Fairfax Vol. 1, Fairfax Vol. 2, and Black Velvet drum kits so you can get to work on your most impressive music right away.

Addictive Drums 2: Creative Collection takes your productions even further. This collection contains all of the outstanding sounds from our standard Addictive Drums 2 product plus our most popular expansions: Vintage Dry, Reel Machines, and Session Percussion. These additional acoustic, electronic, and percussion sounds are must-haves for modern producers and open up a world of new sonic possibilities.

Addictive Drums 2: Complete Collection is for professionals that want the total package. All the incredible drum kits, all the professionally-played rhythms, all the special kit piece expansions, and every single preset. If you need it all, this package is for you.

[About the free AD2 Demo: We believe the best way to judge a virtual instrument or effect plug-in is to try it out as long as you like in your studio on your own music. No time limits, no nagging pop-ups or irritating sound bursts. Find out more here.]

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By Saukar30
November 27, 2017

Ive been using AD since version 1. One of the best purchased Ive made. I don't use this all the time, but when I NEED acoustic drums this is what I always use.

It's not the most feature robust, or the most detailed, or has the most expansive library.. but that's ok.. because it falls right in between all of the categories to make it a really good product. It's dead easy to use. It wont kill your CPU & loading up things are a breeze. Version 1 was kind of limited, but with the new version having 18 drum pieces vs 12, with more tweakability & better libraries, it's come a long way.

Im a firm believer in practice makes perfect. The 1st libraries for AD were pretty good. Not highly configurable, but good nonetheless. As time has evolved I believed XLN has definitely upped their game. Each of their expansions has a particular focus, but they can all be used within in genre you choose. The new Boutique Mallet library is unique & probably one of the best so far. Along with the Vintage Dry, & Black Velvet & Session percussion, they really make AD functional for a wide range of uses that don't bog you down in the CPU or in creativity. Could it do more & have mroe features? Yes... but I think many more features will detract from its character rather than add.

Alot of people frown upon anything but the absolute best. Sometimes the best thing to use is what is functional & expands as you see fit. This is AD2 in all it's glory. Every year I buy something new from them. Good company, good product .Oustanding sounds.

XLN... can we get a Trap Drum kit & MIDI pak now? And a triangle??

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stunkit
stunkit
24 July 2014 at 10:05am

My favourite drum kit.

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Addictive Drums 2

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

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