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:
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:
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.