Thanks. It's nice to see a forum that stays on top of user questions like you have. I do actually have a few more questions. No big deal though. If you get a chance to reply cool, if not I'm sure I can muddle through it on my own.
I did manage to get it to load in FLStudio after a bit of futzing around. It was a little tricky but that's more because of how FL handles VST's. Here's the method I used in case any other users are interested.http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 331AADqOIi1 - Find where Addictive Drums is saved on your computer. Locate all the files with an extension ending in .dll
2 - Go to your C drive, then - Program Files, Image Line, FL Studio, Plugins, VST. Copy all the Addictive Drums .dll files into that folder. Also copy them to both of the Program Files, Image Line, FL Studio, Plugins, Fruity folders. Effects and Generators.
3 - Open FL Studio. Go to Channels, Add One then More. It will bring up a list saying Select Generator Plugin. Tick the boxes for Addictive Drums (or any others) and press the Refresh button at the bottom.
It should work now. Close FL and open it again. Right click on the "Kick" button on the sequencer, go to Replace and it will bring up all the available VST's. It should be there. If it's still not working, let me know.
So I followed those directions to the letter and sure enough the Addictive Drums interface came up. Now the demo kit was supposed to have Kick, Snare, Hats and Crash but in the mixer I could not see the Crash listed. Is there some kind of "expand" option that's hiding certain elements?
Another issue I had was trying to get my padKontrol to sync up with AD. I couldn't find any mapping options or even the CC#s. Again I feel I'm just missing a menu somewhere. If there are any tutorials you could point me to about mapping AD with pad style MIDI controllers such as the pK I would appreciate it.
I also was a little disappointed with the sounds I did get just using the GUI to trigger notes. I know there are many options to control the sound of the hits (actually a LOT which is awesome) and these are likely not your top end drum samples as it's a demo but I'm looking for something a little meatier and more realistic sounding. I'm an old acoustic drummer so I'm kind of going for more of a "live" sound. I'm wondering what type of kits come with the basic software. Kit styles I'm interested in would be more classic rock, metal, old school punk. Think Live at Leeds Keith Moon, early Neil Peart mixed in with some Slayer and Iron Maiden. Even if the included kits can come close to emulating that type of "live" boomy/punchy type sound I can work with that. If they are mostly electronic type kits and modern sounding production kits that wouldn't really suit my needs. If that is the case which ad paks should I be looking at? The retro one?
And finally it seems that after I installed and enabled AD within FLstudio it messed up my audio settings. I'm testing these different softwares on my laptop for now (I still have to build my studio tower) so I'm forced to use the onboard sound. I was having some serious latency issues which I solved by installing ASIO4ALL. After I got AD running ASIO4ALL stopped working completely and I had to disable AD within FLStudio and reboot my computer to get it working again. Any thoughts on that?
Anyway... no big deal getting back to me on this stuff. Just if you have the time or interest in replying. Cheers!