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AD2: Indie

AD2: Indie

Regular price $78.00
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Classic kit. Vintage Mics. Analog Tape.

  • World class studio and drum kit
  • All vintage mics and preamps
  • Recorded on 2" tape

Svenska Grammofonstudion

How do you get that warm beautiful analogue indie sound in a digital drum production software? You go proper old school:

First you take it to Svenska Grammofon Studion's warm, organic 120m2 live room, with 10m high walls covered in old fashioned oak tiles, giving the room the kind of short, rich decay that's perfect for drums.

Second, you enlist the help of their impressive collection of vintage gear, and if you want old school, Svenska Grammofon has a lot. From the outboard, and microphones to old Steinway uprights and rare Fender amps to Fairchild compressors and Pultec EQ's, every piece of equipment you normally only see emulated in a plugin, is there in real life.

Third, you run it through a beautiful old desk, and they don't come much more majestic than "The Queen", a Neve 8048 console with 1081, 1064 and 1073 preamps, that was once owned by Queen themselves, and which has been used by rock royalty like Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.

Finally, you capture the beautiful sounds distilled through this process on a Studer A80 2" Tape Machine.

Is it really worth all that effort? If you want vibrant, organic, punchy and warm with just the right amount of grit. Yes it is. Drums on tape just sound better.

Custom kit - ICE Custom Shop

This hand made ICE Custom Shop modern vintage rock kit, with its fresh "old school" shells and vintage slingerland hardware didn't really need the blue sparkle paint job for you to know it was a cool character, you can hear it right away in the sound. We introduced it to a Premier Keith Moon signature snare "The Spirit of Lily", part of the rare 8 piece signature kit, and they got along just fine. After a lot of experiments, we found the Paiste 2002 and Signature series, and a vintage Zildjian K 15" hi hat made the perfect companions. But there's more to this ADpak than a really cool drum kit, the real magic happened when we warmed it up in the studio by running it through analogue tape.

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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