AD2 BASIC UPGRADE


This option upgrades you to the new Addictive Drums 2 engine AND upgrades all of your existing content to the new AD2 format. You get:

  • Tons of new Sound Shaping features (Transient Shaper, Tone Designer, more Kitpiece slots, Delerb processor, and more)
  • All new Beat Creation Tools (Beat Transformer, Grid Search, Beats Browser, direct MIDI recording, and much more)
  • All your AD1 ADpaks, Kitpiece paks and MIDIpaks upgraded, with brand new presets to make full use of AD2
  • Safe migration: Your existing Addictive Drums 1 installation is not removed or changed.


Price: $79.95

AD2 BASIC UPGRADE + 1 ADPAK


This option lets you upgrade to the Addictive Drums 2 engine (including all of your existing content) AND lets you pick out any ADpak of your choice. You can even choose one of the glorious Fairfax ADpaks that we recorded in one of the world's most classic studios. All at a very nice price compared to buying separately. You get:

  • Tons of new Sound Shaping features (Transient Shaper, Tone Designer, more Kitpiece slots, Delerb processor, and more)
  • All new Beat Creation Tools (Beat Transformer, Grid Search, Beats Browser, direct MIDI recording, and much more)
  • All your AD1 ADpaks, Kitpiece paks and MIDIpaks upgraded, with brand new presets to make full use of AD2
  • Safe migration: Your existing Addictive Drums 1 installation is not removed or changed.
  • A new AD2 ADpak (choose any ADpak after purchase)
Price: $129.95

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How the AD2 upgrade works:


Step 1: Pick an upgrade

Purchase either one of the upgrade options above. Both options get you the new Addictive Drums 2 engine and updates to all ADpaks you already own.

The second option to the right (our best value) gets you everything from the standard AD2 Upgrade offer AND any ADpak of your choice!

Step 2: Install and enjoy!

Once you have purchased an upgrade, all licenses are added automatically to your XLN account. Simply launch the XLN Online Installer and all of your products will be downloaded and installed to your system automatically.

Note: Internet access is required during the installation process. Internet access is not required once installation is complete.

About our safe & easy migration process:

Addictive Drums 2 lives alongside your old Addictive Drums and ADpak installations. This means your music projects will open and work exactly like before—none of your projects will be affected.

You can start using AD2 when you're ready and enjoy all the new features. All of your old ADpaks will be available as new AD2 ADpaks and will have new and exciting presets for you to explore.





WHAT’S NEW IN ADDICTIVE DRUMS 2?


SOUND SHAPING IMPROVEMENTS


  • Our new Transient Shaper gives more or less 'snap' to individual kitpieces or your overall drum mix.
  • The new Tone Designer makes a drum sound more or less dampened, letting you add or remove ringing with ease.
  • Two Delerb processors combine Delay and Reverb effects that are ideal for drums. A unique 'Swirl' thickening feature and advanced EQ give sound designers lots of exciting new options.
  • Six additional Kitpiece Slots let you build kits with up to 18 individual kitpieces.
  • New FlexiSlots let you load additional Kicks, Snares, HiHats, and more.
  • Kitpiece Linking lets you easily link drums for a fatter sound.
  • Specialty "Trigger" Kitpieces (sine waves, white noise and one shot drum samples) open up a world of new sound design options. You can link them to acoustic drums to give more “oomph” or even use them on their own to create new analog and digital sounding drums!
  • New Response section lets you tweak performances to fit them into a mix.
  • Two MultiFX inserts on every channel for even more sound design options.
  • New 4 band EQ with additional Low and High cut controls.

NEW BEAT CREATION TOOLS


  • New Beat Transformer lets you tweak any existing rhythm to make it fit into a track and to make it uniquely yours. No more cookie-cutter beats!
  • New Grid Search system lets you quickly find the beat you hear in your head!
  • Improved Beats Browser lets you easily browse beats to find your inspiration.
  • The Record MIDI feature saves time by letting you record MIDI directly from your host software into Addictive Drums 2.
  • The Noise Module adds instant character to your mix with sounds such as vinyl crackle, tape hiss and even the sound of the air-conditioning system from the legendary Fairfax Studio.

WORKFLOW ENHANCEMENTS


  • You can now Drag’n’Drop Audio directly from the Addictive Drums 2 engine. Play a drum—or even a whole rhythm if you like—and simply drag it as an audio file straight into your music software’s timeline or desktop.
  • New “Sound Ideal” search system lets you sort all your presets from ‘clean’ to ‘distorted’ to help you narrow down and find the right sounds quickly.
  • Snapshots makes A/B comparisons super easy. Take snapshots of all your settings and recall any four snapshots instantly.
  • New CloudSync system means your presets are always up to date and with you no matter where you choose to work.
  • Standalone version of AD2 is your perfect jamming companion. Fire it up quickly and start playing along without dealing with your music software. The new Tempo control makes it easy to adapt beats to your needs.
  • Many improved Copy/Paste features.
  • New great sounding presets and ExploreMaps for all your existing kits lets you get your drum track sounding great in no time.
  • All Presets now include a MIDI preview to let you hear the preset played as the sound designer imagined. Use it to find inspiration or write all new music.
  • Users can now preview all ADpaks and MIDIpaks (even ones they don’t own) directly from Addictive Drums 2.

F.A.Q.


Will I be able to use my ADpaks in Addictive Drums 2?

When you upgrade to Addictive Drums 2, you get updated versions of all of your existing ADpaks in the new Addictive Drums 2 format for free! All of the presets in the "v2" ADpaks have been updated to make good use of the Addictive Drums 2 engine. We hope they will feel fresh and new again and that you'll have fun re-discovering your existing ADpaks.

Note: Your AD1 "core product" and some ADpak content have been divided up into individual AD2 ADpaks and MIDIpaks:

AD1 is replaced with the Studio Pop, Studio Prog & Studio Rock ADpaks and the Pearl Masterworks Piccolo Snare Kitpiece.

Retro is replaced with the Black Oyster, Blue Oyster & Retroplex ADpaks, the Ludwig Supraphonic 402 Snare Kitpiece and the Rock'n'Roll and 60's Beats MIDIpaks.

The Funk, Modern Jazz Sticks/Brushes and Reel Machines ADpaks have also been turned into individual Adpaks and MIDIpaks.

New content for free: The old Retro kits have a few more new cymbals. Sloppy Grooves, Heavy Rock and Ballad Grooves have a bunch of new beats in them. Most of the MIDI from AD1 and Retro have been included in the AD2 engine itself as the "AD2 Core MIDI Library".

And of course, when you upgrade from AD1 you get the corresponding AD2 products (i.e if you have the Reel Machines ADpak for AD1, you get both the Reel Machines ADpak and the Reel Machines Beats MIDIpak for AD2).

When I get the new version, can I still open older sessions with Addictive Drums (v1) in them?

Of course! Addictive Drums 2 is completely independent from Addictive Drums (v1) and your existing installation will not be affected in any way. In other words, you can open up old projects with Addictive Drums (v1) and work as you always have in the past. You can even have projects that contain both Addictive Drums v1 and v2 in the same session, in case you don't want to change anything in an existing session.

Will Addictive Drums (v1) be discontinued?

We will no longer sell Addictive Drums (v1) after May 13, 2014. However, we will continue providing support for Addictive Drums v1 for the time being.

If I buy AD2 new, the Fairfax 1&2 and Black Velvet ADpaks are included. Are they included in the upgrade?

No, the upgrades do not include these ADpaks, but they are available for purchase in the webshop.



After upgrading to AD2 you can still download and use your AD1 products, but they can no longer be transferred to other users.