Addictive Drums™ is one of the most powerful and popular drum softwares in the world and can be heard on countless hit songs and albums.
The unique architecture, fast loading times and flexibility makes it the first choice for many musicians and music producers.
Three pristine drum kits, 100+ producer presets and thousands of MIDI rhythms are included. Load a complete drum kit with mixer settings and insert effects – with one click!
Choose from the thousands of beats and fills played by professional drummers, drag and drop the beats into your DAW host and build a drum track in minutes!
Full E-drum support makes it a breeze to use Addictive Drums with an electronic drum kit.
Addictive Drums is an expandable product giving you the choice to build a library of sounds and beats to match your own production style - add more kits and presets with ADPAKs™, add more beats, fills and grooves with MIDIPAKs™, or just one piece at the time with KITPIECE PAKs™. Create your own unique drum sound by mixing and matching drum kits, beats and kit pieces and applying professional effects.
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Drum samples from the best drum kit brands available, recorded in a studio with great acoustics, with a multi-mic setup, stored in a multichannel format.
Mixer, Insert Effects, Reverbs and the know-how of sound engineers and producers.
Grooves, Beats and Fills recorded by great drummers in different styles, tempos and feels.
Addictive Drums features high quality drums and cymbals from the leading brands recorded in professional studios using classic microphones and preamps.
Addictive Drums comes with a set of high quality built-in effects and a powerful mixer giving you all tools you need to shape the sound. All channels have their own equalizer, compressor and distortion module and there's also an effect send with dual reverbs.
On the kick and snare drum you can adjust the microphone balance. The kick has one microphone on the front head and one aimed at the beater. On the snare there's one microphone under the snare and one over.
Hitting the kick or toms will cause the snare to give off a buzzing sound. Add more buzz for a dirtier sound or reduce it to get a more controlled sound.
The room microphones are used to record the natural reverb of the recording studio. Adjust the distance to alter the delay between the room microphones and the close individual microphones on the kit.
Do you want to process the drums with your own gear?
By using multiple outputs you get complete control over the sound. Each channel in Addictive Drums can be directly routed to a channel in your music production software. This allows you to use your favorite compressor on your favorite drums.
|Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32 and 64 bit)||OS X 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8 (32 and 64 bit)|
|2 GHz Pentium 4||IntelMac|
|2 Gb RAM||2 Gb RAM|
|2 Gb free harddrive space||2 Gb free harddrive space|
When a host is officially supported it means we actively test and fix issues for that specific host. Addictive Drums will work in most available hosts on the market, but we can't guarantee compatibility for other hosts.
|Logic||8.01/9||Text input doesn't work in Logic 8. Fixed in Logic 9.|
|Garageband||6||Not compatible with Garageband 4 on Mac G4/G5. Use v3.05.|
|Pro Tools||9/10||Update PT 8 to CS2 or later to fix graphic issues.|
|Digital Performer||7||RTAS plug-in doesn't work. Use AU instead.|
These hosts are free, have a minimum of features, load very quickly and are known to work well with Addictive Drums. This makes them an excellent choice for e-drumming where all you need is a host with low latency audio and MIDI input.
|SaviHost||PC||Based on VST Host, loads a single plug-in automatically.|
Addictive Drums will work in most hosts that support the VST or AU standards. However, XLN Audio only actively tests and provides customer support for the hosts in the "Supported hosts" list above. If your host of choice is not in that list, we recommend downloading the Addictive Drums demo to make sure it works as expected, before purchasing Addictive Drums.
Please note that we cannot provide support for unsupported hosts!
Addictive Drums includes Map Presets for these brands and models:
If your kit / model is not in the list above, there is still a very big chance that Addictive Drums will work for your kit. All E-drum kits that can send MIDI data are compatible with Addictive Drums. You can start from a preset that is similar to your setup, and go from there.
More models and kits may be added over time as we make more Map Presets and our users contribute with their own Map Presets.