Intelligent drum replacement

The world's first intelligent drum replacer

Addictive Trigger

Addictive Trigger

Intelligent Drum Replacement

Drum Vault

Drum Vault

Expansion for Addictive Trigger

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Addictive Trigger + Drum Vault Bundle

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Accurate and Intelligent

During the research phase of Addictive Trigger, users around the world reported that accurate hit detection is absolutely critical when using drum replacement plugins. Unfortunately, existing triggering technologies tend to have shortcomings that require lots of manual tweaking and correction.

We endeavor to make products that are better than what is currently available, and we ended up creating an entirely new method for drum hit detection called Audio Fingerprint. Our new system uses FFT analysis to accurately identify drum sounds even if there is a lot of mic bleed or background noise in the source material. It’s fast, it’s accurate, and we think it’ll change the way you work with live-recorded drums.

Addictive Trigger GUI

What is Audio Fingerprint?

Typical drum replacement tools rely on rudimentary filtering and transient detection, resulting in many false triggers and missed hits. Audio Fingerprint solves this problem by using a novel FFT-based matching system. It is so accurate, it usually has no trouble detecting lightly played ghost notes from background noise while simultaneously rejecting mic bleed and other unwanted sounds.

In addition to detecting low level ghost notes with great accuracy, our Audio Fingerprint system can also differentiate between different stroke types that are played at similar velocities (for example, sidestick and open snare hits). This lets Addictive Trigger play back the correct articulations of samples, even if the incoming source material has different kinds of drum hits with similar peak levels.

Superstart. Super fast.

Setting and fine-tuning detection parameters can be painfully tedious work. SuperStart eliminates the need to do this by listening to your source material and automatically providing suitable detection settings. In most cases, this is all you need to get accurate drum detection happening on your tracks. This lets you spend more of your time on creative things like dialing in the perfect drum sounds.

Addictive Trigger SuperStart
Addictive Trigget SuperStart logo

Super smart automatic hit detection

Once you have inserted Addictive Trigger on an audio track, simply click SuperStart and begin playback in your host software. Addictive Trigger listens to your track for several seconds, analyzes the incoming hits and automatically sets a number of different parameters based on the source material. In most cases, this is all you need to do in order to have accurate hit detection happening on your track.

World class sounds right out of the box

In addition to the intelligent detection and workflow features, Addictive Trigger ships with tons of fantastic and easily-tweakable presets that are tailored specifically for drum replacement. Selected from the award winning Addictive Drums library, these sounds are recorded at world-class, impossible-to-book studios like Fairfax Recording (formerly known as Sound City) and United Recording (formerly Ocean Way) and utilize some of the finest gear and most experienced ears in the business. Even if you already have nice drums and a great studio, we think you’ll still find a lot of inspiration and benefit from having these world-class sounds at your fingertips.

Working with presets

Layering & mixing

A complete solution

Addictive Trigger works all on its own and does not require any additional software to provide world-class results. Just fire up the plugin and you're ready to go. Accurate detection and outstanding sounds are included in the box.

Plays nice with other drum software

Addictive Trigger supports most popular 3rd party drum instruments as well. You can easily drag-and-drop properly formatted MIDI data out of Addictive Trigger to your favorite instrument and begin working right away.

Exporting MIDI

Already an AD2 User?

If you own our flagship Addictive Drums 2 software, you’re in luck! You can use all of your favorite presets and ADpak expansion sounds immediately in Addictive Trigger without any need to convert presets or change any settings.

AT with AD2

  • Trig Page
    Trig Page
  • Edit page
    Edit pages
  • FX page
    FX page
  • SuperStart
    SuperStart
  • Kitpiece Browser
    Kitpiece Browser
  • MIDI Export
    MIDI Export
System Requirements
Mac

OS X/macOS 10.7 - 10.11 (32/64 bit)

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Internet connection (during installation only)

Windows

Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64 bit)

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats

VST, AU, AAX (32/64 bit)

Hosts

While XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below, this product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins.   

Cubase 7, 8, 9

Live 8 & 9

Logic Pro 9 & X 

Pro Tools 10, 11, 12

Reaper 4 & 5

Reason 9.5

Sonar X2, X3 and Artist/Pro/Platinum