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AD2: Vintage Dry

AD2: Vintage Dry

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Authentic 1970s Studio Drums

  • Beautiful retro kit, modified using traditional '70s methods
  • Recorded using only period mics
  • Authentic time-capsule studio


Walking into Ingrid Studios is like walking into a time capsule. The place was built in 1969, and while stacks of hits have been recorded within its wooden walls, including ABBAs first album, almost nothing about the studio has physically changed in all that time. The place still oozes seventies flavour out of every surface, and sounds like nowhere else we've ever been, capable of capturing both the dry, light, tight drum sound of the early '70s, and the thicker, fatter beats that disco brought towards the end of the decade.

To ensure Ingrid's impeccable '70s character is not polluted, no gear made since the '80s is allowed to pass through the doors, making the drum sounds we captured for this ADpak as cloe as you can get to the '70s without a modified DeLorean and 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.

Vintage drum kit – 1968 Ludwig Silver Sparkle kit

It doesn't get much more '70s than this. The 1968 Ludwig Silver Sparkle is like the drum kit equivalent of a glitter ball, and it'll make you feel just as groovy. But to get the sort of authentic '70s drum sound that's been brought back into vogue by artists like Daft Punk and Justice, we pulled out all the retro tricks. We started by tuning and dampening the individual drums using authentic '70s methods: The kick was stuffed with a pillow and a large sheet of felt. Newspaper was taped to the snare heads and more felt sheets were pinned to the toms. Then, to ensure audio authenticity, we recorded it using only microphones from the 1960-70s (Coles, Neumann, Sennheiser and Bang & Olufsen) sent through the studio's vintage API console.

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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