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    XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 12/12/09 at 01:04
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    I bought a complete mac pro with all logiviels installed so I can not say anything about the install.

    FITNESS / PERFORMANCE

    It works well with a mac pro 2x2,8 octo-core (?) And 8Gb of ram .... would be missing more than that!

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    The hi-hat is ok, not more.
    The crash are almost correct.
    The various kicks are great, nothing to say about the kick!
    Toms no more.
    Snares ..... pathetic, really bad. I'm Tweeker in every way I can not do much of their snares.
    The EQ and comp to available for each element, it is a good idea but then they are inéficaces is the wind.
    If the interface is cool, it's pretty, it shines, ç'est bling bling.
    Here is a small example......
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    I bought a complete mac pro with all logiviels installed so I can not say anything about the install.

    FITNESS / PERFORMANCE

    It works well with a mac pro 2x2,8 octo-core (?) And 8Gb of ram .... would be missing more than that!

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    The hi-hat is ok, not more.
    The crash are almost correct.
    The various kicks are great, nothing to say about the kick!
    Toms no more.
    Snares ..... pathetic, really bad. I'm Tweeker in every way I can not do much of their snares.
    The EQ and comp to available for each element, it is a good idea but then they are inéficaces is the wind.
    If the interface is cool, it's pretty, it shines, ç'est bling bling.
    Here is a small example that I made to illustrate my opinion, I'm trying 3 or 4 snares the Tweeker in every way, I can not.
    Hear the snare is a fucking joke this stuff !!
    http://myspacefilehosting.com/lmdfk/addictive_sucks.mp3.html
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  • An excellent software for virtual drums

    XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 10/22/13 at 06:13
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    No worries implementation. just install the software. This will take some time to download the databases of several Giga.
    The install is well done.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I have a Dell laptop which is about 3 years (Intel I3, W7 32 bit, 4 gig of ram, disk 7200).

    The software works very well, it takes ten to fifteen seconds to load kits, but after that no lag or crash.
    Solid stability, no crash for almost a year that I have.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Note that I make music for quite some time (at least ten years), but I'm not a crack in computer music.
    I tried the demo version, and I realized with MIDI I could create my drum tracks and play with real drums sound. Wow! software was......
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    No worries implementation. just install the software. This will take some time to download the databases of several Giga.
    The install is well done.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I have a Dell laptop which is about 3 years (Intel I3, W7 32 bit, 4 gig of ram, disk 7200).

    The software works very well, it takes ten to fifteen seconds to load kits, but after that no lag or crash.
    Solid stability, no crash for almost a year that I have.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Note that I make music for quite some time (at least ten years), but I'm not a crack in computer music.
    I tried the demo version, and I realized with MIDI I could create my drum tracks and play with real drums sound. Wow! software was promo early this year and by downloading musiciansfriend the price was ridiculous (it is currently less than 120 euros excluding promo, shipping = 0 since the site sends you an activation code within 24H).
    Note that I have not tried anything from a few freeware uninteresting that I forgot the names.
    In terms of sound, nothing to say, it farts, and it is varied, even with the basic kits.
    This app helps me to use two:
    With my DAW I make my MIDI tracks battery with my old GP 5, I and any basta, it serves me as a basis for my recordings.
    For a month or two, a standalone version appeared, with that I can play drum patterns without starting my DAW. It allows me to bosser my bass part with the real battery.
    Note that I did not understand how to play my midi files, and the XLN Audio forum is very responsive. We always have answers to questions within 24 hours. If the doc is pretty well done too.
    Not being an expert in computer music, I just numerous presets, especially since I bought the pack Funk and Black Velvet pack (I still enjoyed a promotion, bought a pack = free pack stronger than washing powder ;-)), the possibilities are enormous for an amateur like me I'm largely filled. For those who have a sound in mind with all the many settings of compression / equalization / reverb / saturation available, I think we can really create what we want.
    Packs South are nice, but I do not use them much. I prefer to create my own, although mine do not have the subtlety and dynamic patterns recorded by real drummers.
    In summary I am very satisfied with this software, although the basic investment is substantial, but ultimately not that much. As with many music software (I think Amplitube for example), you have to be on the lookout for specials if you're a little ricrac.
    The value for money is excellent, even at 120 or 150 euros ....
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  • XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 03/23/13 at 14:28
    I did not have any compatibility issues while using Addictive Drums by XLN Audio.

    The manual included with the product is very practical , you get a full understanding of the channels , the groove elements and the effects page.

    The general setup is quite simple and fast , no difficult tweaking required.

    The typical functions are well designed , you get multiple pages with effects racks and you get another page of the drums in their initial state.


    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    The software works decent , the program has a nice stability , no bugs or delays in maintaining the groove.

    I'm getting very nice performances while using this drum kit , I've been using it for a while now , I......
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    I did not have any compatibility issues while using Addictive Drums by XLN Audio.

    The manual included with the product is very practical , you get a full understanding of the channels , the groove elements and the effects page.

    The general setup is quite simple and fast , no difficult tweaking required.

    The typical functions are well designed , you get multiple pages with effects racks and you get another page of the drums in their initial state.


    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    The software works decent , the program has a nice stability , no bugs or delays in maintaining the groove.

    I'm getting very nice performances while using this drum kit , I've been using it for a while now , I suppose about 2 years.


    OVERALL OPINION

    What I like most about this product , are the 3 kits provided with the program , the additional drum elements like toms and rides are also present.

    I also like the fact that you have effects for each channel , you have an eq , a compressor , a limiter and a dist effect.

    A lot of presets are also included with the program , different grooves sorted by genre , bpm and length , you get also a bus channel that has a low pass and hi pass filter included.

    The control that you have over the pitch , sound texture , volume , levels , is very handy and well designed.

    My opinion about the value for the price is awesome , you get this realistic sample based drum kit at a decent price.

    Precision and quality of the sound 10/10.

    I've tried several drum kits , there's something unique about this product , the quality , the presets , the midi library , the sync with your Daw , everything is great.

    Knowing what I know , I would buy this product if I'll need something that can be used in different songs.
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  • Ups and Downs but overall great

    XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 03/02/13 at 13:00
    XLN Audio’s Addictive Drums is very easy to use and does not take long to understand at all. I fully understood how to work this plug in within a matter of minutes. I really love all of the compression and EQ capabilities that can be done when working with each individual sound separately. I am not a huge fan of the way the drums sound as is or even the kits that first come with it. I think they could have included some better kits that have more a “jazz” sound. Some of the distorted kits are really good though if you spend the time tweaking and EQ’ing them.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I have never experienced any crashes or freezes working with Addictive Drums and it has become one of......
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    XLN Audio’s Addictive Drums is very easy to use and does not take long to understand at all. I fully understood how to work this plug in within a matter of minutes. I really love all of the compression and EQ capabilities that can be done when working with each individual sound separately. I am not a huge fan of the way the drums sound as is or even the kits that first come with it. I think they could have included some better kits that have more a “jazz” sound. Some of the distorted kits are really good though if you spend the time tweaking and EQ’ing them.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I have never experienced any crashes or freezes working with Addictive Drums and it has become one of my favorite drumming plug ins over the years because I can run it many times simultaneously and not have to worry about it crashing or slowing down at all being that I like to have most of my drums on different channels and not all in the same pattern.

    OVERALL OPINION

    All of the basic functions of Addictive Drums are easy to work with and understand. Changing kits and adding patterns and fills is simple. I do not like most of the patterns though, and when it comes to changing patterns based on Tempo and BPM it can get really confusing because if you are in double time or regular time they patterns cannot be automatically changed you have to go in and manual move the MIDI notes which can be a daunting task. For the price that Addictive Drums cost I recommend purchasing it and getting some more kits for it based on the style of music that you are creating. Right out of the box it will have everything you need if you want to spend some time tweaking the sounds and molding them to fit your style of music but there are a lot of options to change and work with.
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  • XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 02/25/13 at 08:30
    There weren't any kind of compatibility problems , the program works on any platform either Windows XP, Windows Seven or MAC OS.

    The manual provided with the program was perfect, I liked how every single aspect of the drums was well explained, well detailed , all the information regarding mixing and editing was there.

    General configuration and setup is an up front one , very easy and fast to understand.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    The software works without a doubt as good as it can. The stability of it is perfect.

    The functions and the performances are very nice , I think this is one of the most powerful tools having in your daw , a great drum set which sounds as natural as it can......
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    There weren't any kind of compatibility problems , the program works on any platform either Windows XP, Windows Seven or MAC OS.

    The manual provided with the program was perfect, I liked how every single aspect of the drums was well explained, well detailed , all the information regarding mixing and editing was there.

    General configuration and setup is an up front one , very easy and fast to understand.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    The software works without a doubt as good as it can. The stability of it is perfect.

    The functions and the performances are very nice , I think this is one of the most powerful tools having in your daw , a great drum set which sounds as natural as it can .

    I've been using this product for about 1 year , but I really really like and use it daily.

    OVERALL OPINION

    What I like most about is the sync of tempo with the daw itself , I like how natural and well panned sound the drums and the fact that you can edit the drums , you can eq them in the same plugin without using a lot of effects racks and waste time.

    I like also the mixer provided with the product itself , you can easily adjust the compression , volume , panning and everything you need to make your groove sound even better.

    This product has also some great expansions that can be used in a lot of different songs , either hip hop or something that sounds more rock , like metal , funk rock or pop rock.

    Another fact to mention is that unlikes other drums set , this product doesn't use as much cpu power as you may think it does , so it's quite a pleasure to work with it.

    Balance between price and quality is great , I would rate precision and quality of sounds with 10/10.
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  • Great for Live Drum Sounds!

    XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 08/16/12 at 18:43
    XLN Audio Addictive Drums is a live drum emulator compatible with Macs and PCs in the AU, VST, and RTAS format. The installation was a largely painless affair, that took around 20 minutes total. In this ear of massive ROMplers, and even larger hard drives, the samples included with Addictive Drums are relatively miniscule, and come in well under 10 GBs. Just be sure to select a suitable location to store your samples.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Addictive Drums is a breeze to use in every DAW I've tried - and I use several. FL Studio, Ableton Live, Sonar, Logic, Studio One - Addictive Drums worked equally well with all of them. I particularly remind it Ableton, as the real-time tempo......
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    XLN Audio Addictive Drums is a live drum emulator compatible with Macs and PCs in the AU, VST, and RTAS format. The installation was a largely painless affair, that took around 20 minutes total. In this ear of massive ROMplers, and even larger hard drives, the samples included with Addictive Drums are relatively miniscule, and come in well under 10 GBs. Just be sure to select a suitable location to store your samples.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Addictive Drums is a breeze to use in every DAW I've tried - and I use several. FL Studio, Ableton Live, Sonar, Logic, Studio One - Addictive Drums worked equally well with all of them. I particularly remind it Ableton, as the real-time tempo changes in Ableton really works well with the timing of some of the MIDI grooves that are included with Addictive Drums.

    Speaking of the MIDI grooves, AD comes loaded with a ton of grooves in a few styles, and can be expanded with several add-on MIDI packs. Programming a drum groove in your DAW is a simple drag and drop affair, and can be done really quickly.

    A feature that I haven't made use of yet, is its compatibility with pretty much every MIDI drum set imaginable. GREAT for live performance, or studio work for a producer who can afford a live drummer, but not an infinite variety of drums.

    Also included are several options to modify the sounds of your drums. Hefty routing options, miking configurations, and effects allow you to really personalize your drum parts. There are insert effects for every channel, as well as send and master effects.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall, Addictive Drums is my go-to live drums VSTI. If I want to incorporate a realistic, editable trap set in a production, this is the instrument I open reflexively. It provides hundreds of grooves, and can be expanded to include thousands more. Its easy to use, and easy on your system resources. And these days, extremely easy on your wallet!
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  • XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 07/28/12 at 06:30
    Xln Audio Addictive Drums, the general design of the program is easy to follow, the installation doesn't require a very long time, the typical functions are also a fast catch, one of the greatest features of the program is the simplicity provided with it.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    The software works extremely well without using a lot of cpu resources, the level of stability is without a doubt to mention.

    I've been using addictive drums for a couple of years and so far everything went even more than perfect.
    I really do enjoy the sounds provided by XLN, I can incorporate them in my rock-pop songs and they would sound nearly human.

    OVERALL OPINION

    What I like the most about XLN Audio......
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    Xln Audio Addictive Drums, the general design of the program is easy to follow, the installation doesn't require a very long time, the typical functions are also a fast catch, one of the greatest features of the program is the simplicity provided with it.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    The software works extremely well without using a lot of cpu resources, the level of stability is without a doubt to mention.

    I've been using addictive drums for a couple of years and so far everything went even more than perfect.
    I really do enjoy the sounds provided by XLN, I can incorporate them in my rock-pop songs and they would sound nearly human.

    OVERALL OPINION

    What I like the most about XLN Audio Addictive Drums is the design provided and the sounds that sound extremely good in a mix, I also do enjoy the build-in grooves and the function to use the groove synced with the tempo of your song to make it right on beat.
    The value of money is nothing compared to the functions provided by the program, I've been using plenty of other drums programs that couldn't even compete with the Addictive Drums, the quality, the hq sounds, the different drum sounds, it's really great concerning building a groove on your own pc in your studio or just at home.

    It has a nice build-in eq that you can use to shape your drums in your own way and create a catchy groove in your songs.
    I'm completely sure that if I should make the choice over and over again, I would go with the dynamic sounds by the XLN Audio Addictive Drums, they really changed my whole perspective regarding building drums on your own pc that could compete with real drums, and in some cases even beat them, so don't hesitate, if you're searching for some really nice drums for your pop-rock-indie songs, this review is for you, I hope I've helped some of you regarding drum sequencing.
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  • A virtual farm for songwritters

    XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 05/29/12 at 04:48
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    Installation and authorization are no problem. Note that the app exists for the time that 32-bit version but it is compatible with jBridge Wrapper, which allows me to use Windows Seven 64-bit. I have not read the manual, but the general configuration I was not particular problems: the interface is particularly clear for once.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I use it as a Seven 64-bit Core i7/16 GB of RAM and an SSD hard drive hybrid. No problem to note is probably the same battery that supports faster than those available to me (EZdrummer, Superior, BFD Eco)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a year and I bought used from another user, with its banks which are doing well. While the batteries......
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    Installation and authorization are no problem. Note that the app exists for the time that 32-bit version but it is compatible with jBridge Wrapper, which allows me to use Windows Seven 64-bit. I have not read the manual, but the general configuration I was not particular problems: the interface is particularly clear for once.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I use it as a Seven 64-bit Core i7/16 GB of RAM and an SSD hard drive hybrid. No problem to note is probably the same battery that supports faster than those available to me (EZdrummer, Superior, BFD Eco)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a year and I bought used from another user, with its banks which are doing well. While the batteries are not as detailed as those of a BFD or Superior, but the app makes up for many other points: its browser grooves a little better damn elsewhere, the possibility of constraining dynamics of MIDI grooves or filter notes above or below a certain velocity, and most of all, its built-in effects.

    In vis-à-vis BFD and Superior, the playground is indeed larger and some presets offer very trafficked batteries: you can go to the vintage as the industrial or electronica and lo- fi, no problem. In short, this is a virtual drummer who offers ideas where others seem more sitters.

    I look forward to see more of as soft, if a bit old and still no 64-bit, Addictive is very interesting. Trade policy side, XLN Audio also seems more generous than Toontrack: with add-ons including cheaper. Of these, a bank of square grooves not so amateur drummer seemed interesting, in particular, but there are also things not bad at all elsewhere. In short, a good plan ...
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  • Just what I was looking for

    XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 05/22/12 at 10:17
    XLN Audio Addictive Drums is hands down the best virtual drumming program on the market today. I have been nothing but completely satisfied with everything about this plug in, everything is right in front of you not crazy menus to get what you want. It is very easy to change our kits out too, and the kits are very good all of the kits are great quality and there are even some retro kits and fun kits with weird effects on them but it all adds to your creativity.


    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Very easy to install and authorize, you will need internet connect to authorize the program though. If you have any problems getting it set up, XLN staff is on hand to really help you in that department......
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    XLN Audio Addictive Drums is hands down the best virtual drumming program on the market today. I have been nothing but completely satisfied with everything about this plug in, everything is right in front of you not crazy menus to get what you want. It is very easy to change our kits out too, and the kits are very good all of the kits are great quality and there are even some retro kits and fun kits with weird effects on them but it all adds to your creativity.


    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Very easy to install and authorize, you will need internet connect to authorize the program though. If you have any problems getting it set up, XLN staff is on hand to really help you in that department and they will make sure you get it up and running.


    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall, it’s a very powerful plug in for drums (its not stand alone, so its plug in only.) Its easy to set up in any daw or sequencing program as long as you have it in your plug in vst folder your program should recognize it. One thing that I didn’t like about this software is the full price of it was way to high for me. I feel like they could bring the price down a lot for a program that does NO synths and No sequencing. You are paying all that money just for some drum kits and drum patters and fills. Its just a little overpriced to me, but it does sound amazing and is the most realistic one that I have tried this far. I have tried several other “real” drum kits and plug ins but Addictive Drums by XLN takes the cake by far. You can even download a trial or free version from there website but keep in mind that the free version really limits you and only has one kit with no toms just a basic kick snare and a few hats and cymbals and you really cant get the full effect of the software untill you buy it. Look around online for discounts and see if you can get the price down some though.
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  • Great and small

    XLN Audio Addictive DrumsPublished on 04/02/12 at 08:08
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    General configuration super easy, not really need a manual.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    It runs very well on a Macbook (late 2006) 2Ghz Core2Duo with 2Gb of ram.
    -> Runs very well on small configs.
    Very stable.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for over a year. I tried Modern Drummer, Native Instruments, but he did not like, in comparison with Addictive Drums.

    Addictive Drums sounds really true, without even start receiving treatment. Is bluffing.

    Effects (EQ, Comp, Tape) are average, not very accurate. But it is possible to route the tracks in the sequencer.
    We really feel like work with decision-perfect battery, with which good prods are feasible (if the programming is quality).......
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    General configuration super easy, not really need a manual.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    It runs very well on a Macbook (late 2006) 2Ghz Core2Duo with 2Gb of ram.
    -> Runs very well on small configs.
    Very stable.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for over a year. I tried Modern Drummer, Native Instruments, but he did not like, in comparison with Addictive Drums.

    Addictive Drums sounds really true, without even start receiving treatment. Is bluffing.

    Effects (EQ, Comp, Tape) are average, not very accurate. But it is possible to route the tracks in the sequencer.
    We really feel like work with decision-perfect battery, with which good prods are feasible (if the programming is quality).
    There are now probably superior products but much heavier and perhaps more expensive. Personally it suits me perfectly.
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