Addictive Drums

Tell Your Friends about Gear that you love

Moderators: admin, mdc, TAXIstaff

Post Reply
User avatar
mojobone
King of the World
King of the World
Posts: 11748
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 4:20 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Up in Indiana, where the tall corn grows
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by mojobone » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:36 pm

Yeah, Andy, I've heard reports of AD not playing well with one or the other bitbridges; I think JBridge is the one that works, but if that's the one you have it must be the other one. Or, it's some other issue entirely, I just know most folks haven't had an issue using it with bridge/container software. (you could try playing with your RAM buffer settings in your DAW) Since you haven't pulled the trigger, maybe wait for Addictive 2, which will operate in 64-bit mode. No timetable on that as of yet, though.
The Straight Stuff; Roots, Rock & Soul

http://twangfu.wordpress.com
http://twitter.com/mojo_bone

User avatar
Mark Kaufman
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 1929
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:03 am
Gender: Male
Location: Minneapolis
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by Mark Kaufman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:18 am

Just added Indie Drums and Funk Drums for $49. What a great set of sounds!

matto
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 3320
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:02 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by matto » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:52 pm

FWIW I recently switched my main DAW computer to Win7 Pro 64bit and Cubase 6 running at 64bit and so far Cubase's built in bit bridge has been working flawlessly with AD. There is a 64bit public beta for Windows which is apparently very stable but so far I see no reason to mess with it.

I've got all the AD Paks now and they are all great. The Funk Pak shouldn't be overlooked, the kit in that is among my favorites...okay they are all among my favorites LOL...

matto

User avatar
mojobone
King of the World
King of the World
Posts: 11748
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 4:20 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Up in Indiana, where the tall corn grows
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by mojobone » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:20 am

July Kitpiece sale at XLN Audio: http://www.xlnaudio.com/products/kitpiecepak
The Straight Stuff; Roots, Rock & Soul

http://twangfu.wordpress.com
http://twitter.com/mojo_bone

User avatar
AndyKotz
Committed Musician
Committed Musician
Posts: 658
Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 5:19 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by AndyKotz » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:28 am

Forgot to mention... I won a free copy of XLN's Addictive Drums from the "June-Groove Monkee (website) Giveaway"!

I was SO excited until I installed it. It works flawlessly with my computer (unlike the demo). I've gone through the kits and used it on several tracks. Not impressed. I like having it though. I prefer my SD 2.0 MUCH more. I like the kits (I have every single one), I love the control over every parameter (lacking in AD), I love the mixer more in SD, I LOVE the Toontrack MIDI Packs and the fact that Toontrack has "Intros/Outros" in THEIR MIDI Packs (I own every one of those too!) and I even like the jazz stuff better. You can't beat Jabo Starks and Clyde Stubblefield either! I find that the AD stuff is too processed (and wet) and requires me to go and remove a lot of the ambience. I like it the other way around. I also like being able to write or control my own cymbal and snare articulations, which I haven't figured out yet in AD.

Plus the 32-bit thing, really bugs me... but hey, they HAVE revamped their webpage!
XLN also thinks they're (ridiculous) authorization process has become easier... but they should take a lesson from Toontrack.

I'm not giving up on AD though. I'm going to give it another try someday... just not this week... (N.I's "Studio Drummer" was also a huge disappointment and a waste of my money)...
"After silence... that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible... is music" -- Aldous Huxley

AKMusic Productions
ImageImage

dannydep
Getting Busy
Getting Busy
Posts: 81
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:37 pm
Gender: Male
Location: tampa, fl
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by dannydep » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:29 pm

matto wrote:FWIW I recently switched my main DAW computer to Win7 Pro 64bit and Cubase 6 running at 64bit and so far Cubase's built in bit bridge has been working flawlessly with AD. There is a 64bit public beta for Windows which is apparently very stable but so far I see no reason to mess with it.

I've got all the AD Paks now and they are all great. The Funk Pak shouldn't be overlooked, the kit in that is among my favorites...okay they are all among my favorites LOL...

matto
Hi matto,
I too recently upgraded my DAW to the same specs as you have + cubase 6 64-bit.
Right now there is an offer to X-grade from EZDrummer to Addictive for $79.
I had a look at a few youtube tutorial videos on Addictive and really like how it's laid out functionally.
A few of questions:
1) are you still using the 32-bit version of AD?
2) when you installed, did you load the Sound Data on a different HD on your system? If so, the Support site says to contact Support for doing so under Windows.
I have a separate Sample drive that I want to load the Sound Data onto.
3) was there anything else during the installation that you needed to do manually, in other words, that you weren't able to take the defaults of the installation procedure?
Thanks in advance. :)

User avatar
mojobone
King of the World
King of the World
Posts: 11748
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 4:20 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Up in Indiana, where the tall corn grows
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by mojobone » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:22 pm

AndyKotz wrote:Forgot to mention... I won a free copy of XLN's Addictive Drums from the "June-Groove Monkee (website) Giveaway"!

I was SO excited until I installed it. It works flawlessly with my computer (unlike the demo). I've gone through the kits and used it on several tracks. Not impressed. I like having it though. I prefer my SD 2.0 MUCH more. I like the kits (I have every single one), I love the control over every parameter (lacking in AD), I love the mixer more in SD, I LOVE the Toontrack MIDI Packs and the fact that Toontrack has "Intros/Outros" in THEIR MIDI Packs (I own every one of those too!) and I even like the jazz stuff better. You can't beat Jabo Starks and Clyde Stubblefield either! I find that the AD stuff is too processed (and wet) and requires me to go and remove a lot of the ambience. I like it the other way around. I also like being able to write or control my own cymbal and snare articulations, which I haven't figured out yet in AD.

Plus the 32-bit thing, really bugs me... but hey, they HAVE revamped their webpage!
XLN also thinks they're (ridiculous) authorization process has become easier... but they should take a lesson from Toontrack.

I'm not giving up on AD though. I'm going to give it another try someday... just not this week... (N.I's "Studio Drummer" was also a huge disappointment and a waste of my money)...
Hmmm; meat, poison. I love AD's streamlined interface that puts the most important controls at your fingertips. I'm not sure which parameters you're missing, but there are way more articulations under the hood in AD than are assigned in any given preset; you can custom-assign them via the keymap(s) on the Beats page. "Too processed and wet" hasn't been a problem for me; I simply made dry, uncompressed versions of all my kits and saved 'em in their own folder, though there are already fairly dry presets for nearly all the kits. (?)

Here's a quick tip: the overhead mics are time-aligned by default; move the distance slider by a millimeter and everything's instantly "indie' if the overheads are turned on! The one AD idiosyncrasy I find irritating is the kitpiece categories; you can only put ride cymbals in the ride slot, but I suppose it would make chaos of the preset patterns. (sometimes a fella runs outta pads, or it'd be nice to layer two kitpieces on a pad and blend them with note velocity-the Rim pad already sorta does this, going from sidestick to shallow snare hit to full rimshot, though you can also assign each to a different key)

Speaking of which, AD has preset keymaps for using drum MIDI patterns from all the other major drum sequencers, including SD, Groove Monkee and GM (find 'em in a drop-down menu on the Beats page) so your intros/outros are every bit as useful with AD's samples.

You want to be sure you troll the XLN site and user forum for more presets and free kitpieces, too. I believe I mentioned the new online authorizer; I think they heard your complaint, heh. (yeah, the original system was bollocks, but I prefer even that to a damnable dongle)
The Straight Stuff; Roots, Rock & Soul

http://twangfu.wordpress.com
http://twitter.com/mojo_bone

User avatar
kclements
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 2110
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:13 am
Gender: Male
Location: West Michigan
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by kclements » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:46 am

AndyKotz wrote:
Plus the 32-bit thing, really bugs me... but hey, they HAVE revamped their webpage!
Hey Andy -

Jus saw this the other day: there is a 64bit Beta version now available.


http://www.xlnaudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4426

I don't have AD, but it is on the list of possible purchases. But I have heard so many great things about Steven Slate Drums, I may go that route when I clear some money for software.

On a side note, anyone see this announcement: http://www.vi-control.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26750
might be interesting for jazzers.

Cheers -
kc
kayle clements

When opportunity knocks, you better be dressed and ready to go!

clementunes.com | taxi | soundcloud

fusilierb
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 3006
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:38 pm
Gender: Male
Location: New Orleans, LA
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by fusilierb » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:37 am

Nice find Kayle. I didn't think they were even working on a 64 bit version. I thought the same thing about Ableton and they also released a 64 beta in the last week. Gonna download both of them Sunday to see how buggy they are. I've got a feeling my cubase is about to get pretty lonely.

User avatar
mojobone
King of the World
King of the World
Posts: 11748
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 4:20 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Up in Indiana, where the tall corn grows
Contact:

Re: Addictive Drums

Post by mojobone » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:03 pm

The Retro ADPak is on sale Feb 14-17, 2013 for half price. :D That's three full kits, plus hat trikks and handclaps for $74.95 US, get 'em while they're hot. ;)
The Straight Stuff; Roots, Rock & Soul

http://twangfu.wordpress.com
http://twitter.com/mojo_bone

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest