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Addictive Drums 2 Expansion

Reel Machines

Vintage Machines with Analog Soul

  • 5 complete '80s electronic drum machines
  • Recorded on half-inch tape
  • Plate reverb, dialable saturation and room ambiance
On sale $39.50 $79.00

Audio demos

  • Studio Cobra
  • Studio Cobra
  • Studio Cobra
The studio

Studio Cobra

Stockholm

Ok, are you strapped in? We took real mint-condition electronic drum machines from the '80s, and recorded them through Neve 1073 preamps onto half inch reels of audio tape on a two channel 1/2" Ampex tape machine with heavy saturation. By using the kick and snare microphone balance settings in Addictive Drums you can mix between the clean and the saturated signal.

We also added a special Stocktronics RX4000 Plate reverb, and real room ambiance, which you can dial up or down, allowing you to go from raw electronic sounds to large and roomy. The included presets cover electronic styles ranging from eighties pop to house, dubstep, drum & bass and techno.

Basically, it's a bit like Weird Science… we made the computer stuff come alive, and it's BEAUTIFUL!

Reel Machines

Classic Drum Machines - Simmons SDS-V, LinnDrum, 808, 909 and DMX

Are you ready to get your geek on? One of the main benefits of being a digital drummer is you don't need a van to transport all your kit, so this ADPak comes complete with no fewer than five original drum machines from the '80s, amped up and sounding just as rad as they did back then

Simmons SDS-V - Not all drum machines are just for electronic music. Think Big hair, big sounds, and big hexagonal pads to whack to your heart's content. This kit was a staple in the '80s, featuring in hits by everyone from Duran Duran, to Van Halen, to Spandau Ballet, to Prince. Pure class.

LinnDrum - The machine that started it all. Proper old-school cool. This thing has actual wooden sides! Our kit features all fifteen original sounds with a large number of new custom tweaked stroke types.

Roland TR-808 - The machine that changed it all, by allowing you to program beats. Think Afrika Bambaata's Planet Rock, Run DMC, LL Cool J, basically anything old school. Just add a folded out cardboard box and a vocoder and you're ready to uprock

Roland TR-909 - The 808s big brother skipped the block party and went out clubbing. This is the original drum sound of House and Techno.

Oberheim DMX - Another classic. Looks like an Atari games console. Sounds fresh to death. This machine was a massive influence on hip hop and big club tracks. Check Chaka Khan "I feel for You" for some classic DMX.

Kit details

  • Kick, SDS-V
    Simmons Kick, SDS-V
  • Kick, 808
    Kick, 808
  • Kick, 909
    Kick, 909
  • Kick, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Kick, LinnDrum
  • Kick, DMX
    Kick, DMX
  • Snare, SDS-V
    Simmons Snare, SDS-V
  • Snare, 808
    Snare, 808
  • Snare, 909
    Snare, 909
  • Snare, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Snare, LinnDrum
  • Snare, DMX
    Snare, DMX
  • Hihat, SDS-V
    Simmons Hihat, SDS-V
  • Hihat, 808
    Hihat, 808
  • Hihat, 909
    Hihat, 909
  • Hihat, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Hihat, LinnDrum
  • Hihat, DMX
    Hihat, DMX
  • Digital ClapTrap
    Simmons Digital ClapTrap
  • Percussion, 808
    Percussion, 808
  • Percussion, 909
    Percussion, 909
  • Percussion, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Percussion, LinnDrum
  • Percussion, DMX
    Percussion, DMX
  • Kick/Snare, Simmons
    Simmons Kick/Snare, Simmons
  • Kick/Snare, 808
    Kick/Snare, 808
  • Kick/Snare, 909
    Kick/Snare, 909
  • Kick/Snare, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Kick/Snare, LinnDrum
  • Kick/Snare, DMX
    Kick/Snare, DMX
  • Tom 1, SDS-V
    Simmons Tom 1, SDS-V
  • Tom 1, 808
    Tom 1, 808
  • Tom 1, 909
    Tom 1, 909
  • Tom 1, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Tom 1, LinnDrum
  • Tom 1, DMX
    Tom 1, DMX
  • Tom 2, SDS-V
    Simmons Tom 2, SDS-V
  • Tom 2, 808
    Tom 2, 808
  • Tom 2, 909
    Tom 2, 909
  • Tom 2, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Tom 2, LinnDrum
  • Tom 2, DMX
    Tom 2, DMX
  • Tom 3, SDS-V
    Simmons Tom 3, SDS-V
  • Tom 3, 808
    Tom 3, 808
  • Tom 3, 909
    Tom 3, 909
  • Tom 3, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Tom 3, LinnDrum
  • Tom 3, DMX
    Tom 3, DMX
  • Tom 4, SDS-V
    Simmons Tom 4, SDS-V
  • Tom 4, 808
    Tom 4, 808
  • Tom 4, 909
    Tom 4, 909
  • Tom 4, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Tom 4, LinnDrum
  • Tom 4, DMX
    Tom 4, DMX
  • Crash 1, SDS-V
    Simmons Crash 1, SDS-V
  • Crash 1, 808
    Crash 1, 808
  • Crash 1, 909
    Crash 1, 909
  • Crash 1, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Crash 1, LinnDrum
  • Crash 1, DMX
    Crash 1, DMX
  • Crash 2, SDS-V
    Simmons Crash 2, SDS-V
  • Crash 2, 808
    Crash 2, 808
  • Crash 2, 909
    Crash 2, 909
  • Crash 2, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Crash 2, LinnDrum
  • Crash 2, DMX
    Crash 2, DMX
  • Crash 3, SDS-V
    Simmons Crash 3, SDS-V
  • Crash 3, 808
    Crash 3, 808
  • Crash 3, 909
    Crash 3, 909
  • Crash FX, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Crash FX, LinnDrum
  • Crash 3, DMX
    Crash 3, DMX
  • Ride, SDS-V
    Simmons Ride, SDS-V
  • Ride, 808
    Ride, 808
  • Ride, 909
    Ride, 909
  • Ride, LinnDrum
    Linn Electronics Ride, LinnDrum
  • Ride, DMX
    Ride, DMX
Drum Machines:
  • Linn Electronics LinnDrum
  • DMX
  • 808
  • 909
  • Simmons Digital ClapTrap
  • Simmons SDS-V [with Kick, Snare, Tom (x3), HiHat and Cymbal Modules]
Other Notable Recording Gear:
  • Stocktronics RX4000 Plate Reverb
  • Lyrec 2" 24-track Analog Tape Machine
  • Otari 1/4" 2-track Tape Machine
  • Ampex 1/2" 2-track Tube Tape Machines
  • Neve 1073 Preamps
  • Coles 4038 Ribbon Stereo Room Microphones
  • Gefell UM92 Tube Mono Room Microphone