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AD2: Fairfax Vol. 2

AD2: Fairfax Vol. 2

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Warm, Punchy, Old-School American Drums

  • Seasoned, well-rounded drums that sit well in any mix
  • A versatile kit for rock, folk, indie, and anything else you want to throw it at
  • Recorded through vintage gear for unmistakable warmth

Fairfax Recordings

If you've seen the film about it, you'll know there's more to Sound City than hard rock. This studio has a subtler side too. The live room might look a little shabby, but its particular sonic mojo was built from years and years of great ears and happy accidents, rather than expensive sound treatments. Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Elton John, to name but a few have all managed to capture audio magic in here over the years and now, so have we. Beat by beat, through irreplaceable vintage mics, on a beautiful drum kit, through a '60s Altec desk, all so you can have it as your very own plaything. You're welcome.

Vintage drum kit - Gretsch "Round Badge"

Big hair and tight jeans are all well and good, but for this ADpak we wanted to lean into the warmer, folkier, dare-we-say mellower side of the Sound City live room. To deliver this we found a 1960's three-ply Gretsch "Round Badge" kit in near mint condition. The combination of maple and gum wood in the shells gives the kit a warm and punchy sound with plenty of rich dark character. Matched with two great vintage Ludwig snares you end up with a very versatile kit that just pops out of your production.

Important note about the Addictive Drums 2 engine:

The Addictive Drums 2 engine is included with every Addictive Drums 2 ADpak and Bundle we sell.  In other words, this product does not require any other software to work and can be used by itself (in Standalone mode) or as a plugin within host music software.

For new users, that means this product is an entry-point into the world of Addictive Drums 2.  For existing Addictive Drums 2 users, this product is an expansion to their collection of extraordinary drum sounds.


•    System:
o    PC:  Windows 7 or Windows 8     (32/64 bit)
o    Mac:  OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9         (32/64 bit)
o    2 GB RAM.  4GB or more recommended.
o    Approximately 700 MB of free disk space
o    High-speed Internet connection (during installation only)

•    Supported Formats:
o    VST         (32 and 64 bit)
o    AU         (32 and 64 bit)
o    AAX         (32 and 64 bit)
o    Standalone     (Windows and OS X)

•    Supported Hosts:
Addictive Drums 2 should work on any host that supports VST, AU, or AAX plugins.  XLN Audio actively tests Addictive Drums 2 on the following:
o    SONAR X2, X3
o    Pro Tools 10, 11
o    Cubase 5, 6, 7
o    Live 8, 9
o    Logic Pro 8, 9, X

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