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Addictive Drums - ADRetro Add-on

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  • Addictive Drums - ADRetro Add-on

    Well I'm so impressed with the sound of the Addictive Drums Retro add-on pack that I decided to create my first basic recording for your listening pleasure. Basically I've been through Ezdrummer, BFD 1+2 (demos), Addictive Drums, Superior 2.0, but now I have found what in my opinion is the nicest sounding sampled drum kit... may I present one of the Led Zep presets from the ADRetro Adpak (slightly customised):

    Click here to download MP3

    Note: This is basically me improvising with a few different styles cut together into one mp3. Please note that I'm still a mere pup when it comes to drumming experience, so please forgive any dropped beats!

    Kit list in the sample: Ludwig Blue Oyster, Paiste 2002 Hats, Ludwig Supraphonic 402 14x6.5", Meinl Byzance Dark 21" Ride, Sabian and Paiste cymbals.

  • #2
    Those are some good sounding samples! Thanks for sharing that demo, man.

    Gear: TD-12 module, CY-14C crash, Yamaha PCY-135 crash, CY-12R/C crash, CY-15R/C ride, CY-12C & FD-7 hi-hat setup, MDS-12 rack, PD-125 snare, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105 floor tom, Presonus FP10, MacBook Pro 13", Superior Drummer 2.3, Logic 9 Studio, JH Audio JH-5 Pro IEM, Sennheiser HD-280 Pro cans, Gretsch Renown maple acoustic kit (Zildjian cymbals, Remo heads, Gibraltar/DW hardware)


    • #3
      Yeah, that Meinl ride is about the best-sounding cymbal I've got and that includes dozens of BFD rides . The Retro ADpak is indeed superb. You get all kinds of Bonham kits, Ringo kits, Motown. Mitch Mitchell - basically every kind of Pop/Rock sound from the 60's and 70's is there. The totally dry kits are killer, too. You gotta love the 4 toms with every kit thing with AD - wish more companies would follow suit.

      Good job.

      No more V-drums; all acoustics now.


      • #4
        I got Addictive drums myself yesturday and am blow away with how much better it is than EZ Drummer!

        However didnt bother going for the retro pack as I didnt think I would use it but after reading this wish id spalshed out and bought the double pack together now!

        Still very impressed with just how good addictive drums is, amazing software


        • #5
          I've got my eye on AD for some time .... the Retro Pack looks promissing. Nice thing about it are the presets ..fx .. sound like ready to go.
          Unfortunately I cannot hear the demo .. it asks for an account .... how are you guys working with the hi=hat issues/mapping? You are changing notes on the module or using a MIDI mapper?

          Roland TD50, Roland PM30 and KC 550 Studio Capture /Dell XPS I7 32GB RAM Reaper,Superior Drummer,BFD3 (all exp. packs),SSD5 Ezdrummer 2, XLN Addictive Drums


          • #6

            On the File Factory page, scroll down until you see option 2 - basic service, free download.

            I use the edrum MIDI mapper with AD, but I know several users that just map their module. Some have trouble and others don't, but it definitely works great with the mapper.

            No more V-drums; all acoustics now.