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XLN Audio's Addictive Keys and Addictive Drums downloadable bundle combines two great plug-ins at a phenomenal price. The just released Addictive Keys comes with 3 world-class instruments: a Modern Upright, a Studio Grand, and a Mark One electric piano, with effects, fast loading times, and MyCloud work anywhere functionality. Addictive Drums has been the go-to drums for many A-list producer since its release. Not only does Max Martin, one off the top-selling writer/producers in history use Addictive Drums, he bought part of the company in 2011. The combination of both professional plug-ins in this one bundle is sure to please.
XLN Audio's Addictive Keys is a powerful tool for musicians, producers and songwriters with unique sound creation ability, smart workflow and fast loading times. It's suitable for any production style or music genre. Mix and match different microphone perspectives, add professional effects and advanced envelopes to create truly unique sounds. Two years in the making, Addictive Keys is the ultimate blend of engineering, innovative design, and creative expression.
Addictive Keys brings a new level of creativity by offering an ever-growing collection of instruments packaged in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. ExploreMaps offer production presets sorted by instrument and style, the preview function makes it easy to find the right sound for a production - or the inspiration to write a new song. The combination of great sound quality, fast workflow and reliable performance makes it an exceptional music companion whether you're at home, in the studio, or on the road. The standalone version is perfect for spontaneous jamming and live performances and the plug-in version support all major DAW hosts.
The Studio Grand features a classic Steinway Model D concert grand piano. The first choice of many pianists, Steinways are famous for their character and unrivaled sound. The included ExploreMaps offer production presets in a variety of styles, painting a sonic landscape well beyond what you would expect - from natural to strange, the variety of sounds makes this instrument perfect for both production and stage duties. The response, dynamics and character of this wonderful instrument will tickle your creativity and portray the very essence of a Steinway grand piano.
The Modern Upright features a Yamaha U3 - regarded as a modern classic among pianists. It has a tight and defined tone together with an airy ambience that makes it the perfect companion for demanding musicians. The Modern Upright fits nicely in any production - the included ExploreMaps offer presets covering everything from smooth jazz with a warm vintage sound to an upfront pop sound with character - and much more.
The Mark One features a Fender Rhodes MK I 73 electric piano with a warm and intimate tone perfect for a rainy day. This king of electric pianos played through a vintage tube combo and captured by rare vintage microphones is a truly unique instrument. The tone can go from a smooth enthralling caress to a tight and crunchy sound for a dense arrangement. The playability of this instrument will invite you to just sit down and play. The included ExploreMaps let you choose from classic Rhodes sounds to spacious textures and fat bass sounds. The Mark One is a rare and one-of-a-kind instrument that fits perfectly both on stage and in the studio.
XL Audio's Addictive Keys is slim enough to run on both stationary and laptop computers without compromising sound quality, making the standalone version perfect for spontaneous jamming and live performances. Fast loading times and reliable performance will get you through the concert with flying colors.
Mix and match different microphone perspectives, utilize professional effects, advanced envelopes and shape the sound into something special. The ExploreMap concept makes it easy to find the right sound from the production presets, or provides a great starting point for further tweaking.
This software makes it possible for us to offer the complete setup used to record the instruments. Any 3 of the recorded perspectives are selectable and tweakable on separate channels in Addictive Keys.
Inspiration can strike like a thunder or be as absent as child at chore time. Either way, Addictive Keys bring sounds to your creative ideals or helps by tickling your musicality.
The MyCloud online service automatically keeps track of all your Addictive Keys files such as memos and presets, synchronizing them across your computers, making them easy to access from anywhere. Even better, the presets can be shared with friends and collaborators online.
The Memo function enables spontaneous recording of melodies and musical ideas at a push of a button. All Addicitve Keys settings are stored along with the music, and memos can be imported into most DAWs by simple drag and drop onto a MIDI track.
Addictive Drums is a complete drum production studio. It has everything you need to make a professional drumtrack production. It's flexible, yet very quick to learn and use.
Concept: 3 Vital Parts
Addictive Drums is built on three major, and equally important, building blocks that are a necessity for a complete drum production:Drum Samples
Drum samples of professional quality from the best drum kit brands available recorded in a studio with great acoustics, a multi-mic setup, and stored in a multichannel format.
Mixer, insert effects, reverbs, and the know-how of a sound technician/producer.
Beats & Fills
Grooves, beats, and fills recorded by a great drummer in different styles, tempos, and feels.
Addictive Drums offers all this, in one easy-to-use plug-in that is compatible with all the major host softwares out there.
Addictive Drums consists of four main pages: the Kit Page where you can view all of the kit pieces; the Edit Page with all the insert effects; the FX Page with reverbs; and the Beats Page which contains the 3500+ MIDI file library.
The Map Window
The Map Window is where all the settings for the E-Drum Support are located. Edit your Map Presets, customize the settings for velocity and volume on the kitpieces, tweak the hi-hat settings, and more. You open the Map Window from the Beats Page.
With one click, you can load up a complete drum production. The settings for the Kit, the Insert Effects, and the 2 built-in Reverbs are recalled in a split second. You can Save your own presets and organize them in folders for quick access in any project. They appear automatically in the preset menu. Addictive Drums gives you over 100 presets in diverse production styles such as Rock, Electronic, Distorted, PopRock and more.
Full E-Drums Support
Take E-Drumming to a new level with Addictive Drums 1.5 Adrenaline. All of the major E-Drum models on the market are fully supported and setting up has never been easier. E-Drums connected to Addictive Drums will provide you with one of the most realistic E-drums drum sounds on the market with fast workflow and powerful mixing possibilities. With Addictive Drums you will be jamming and recording drums for your music in no time.
Drums and Cymbals
Addictive Drums comes with a vast library of drum and cymbal samples recorded and in a professional studio with great care. A total of three kits and lots of cymbals from the top brands in the world are included.
Total control over drum kits and kitpieces
Everthing in Addictive Drums can be tweaked and customized. Load up an entire drum kit or build your own. Use the kitpiece list to view, audition, and switch the kit pieces in the drum kit or just use the arrows next to the kitpice on the Edit Page.
Beats and Grooves
Addictive Drums comes with over 3500 MIDI Beats and Grooves that trigger the drum samples inside the software. You can use any beat with any kit pieces or presets. Lots of different styles, tempos, and feels are represented.
Inserts and Effects
The inserts and effects are used to shape the drum sound you are working with. Addictive Drums comes with a number of inserts and effects like EQ, Compressor, and Distortion that can make your drum sound go from natural acoustic pop to distorted electronic house in just a few seconds.
Addictive Drums is very easy to learn and use, and it works for just about anybody. The User Interface is straightforward and gives you lots of flexibility.
Top-notch drums and keyboards are simply a few clicks away. Order now!
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Comments about XLN Audio Addictive Keys & Addictive Drums Bundle:
We're sorry the sounds that ship with Addictive Drums do not suit your musical tastes. For interested readers, we do have a free version of the Addictive Drums on our website that is fully functional and not time-limited in any way. We offer this so that users can see if Addictive Drums is right for them. Chart topping producers around the world regularly rely on us to craft their biggest hits and we hope you will too!
Regarding the sound of the drums: We record unique drums and instruments in top studios around the world, so the ambience will vary naturally depending on the instrument itself and the size of the recording room. Not every sound is recorded in a large room. For example, the Vintage Dry ADpak features 70s style drums that were recorded in a smaller, "dryer" studio that recorded many great hits from the 70s (including ABBA's first album!) The Black Velvet ADpak is the opposite--those drums sound absolutely massive.
Of course, our drum kits do include open and closed hi-hats (our support team is happy to help you find them) and we have an entire ADpak (Modern Jazz Brushes) that is dedicated solely to brushes.
Finally, we decided to name our keyboard line of products "Addictive Keys" because we wanted to leave the door open to other (non-piano) instruments.
We hope this is helpful to you (and anyone considering Addictive Drums or Addictive Keys).
Comments about XLN Audio Addictive Keys & Addictive Drums Bundle:
Though this instrument plugin was recommended to me by two different people at two different music stores, I am very disappointed in it. You will not get your money's worth here if you are looking for realistic drum samples that are well recorded. The drums sound as if they were recorded in an abandoned high school gym, except for the cymbals, which are actually pretty good. And there's no percussion (like congas, timbalis, tambourine, or anything else). I couldn't even find an open hi-hat sample, though there is a cow bell, and the so-called brushes weren't really wire brush sounds. I could invest in the adpacks that this company offers as add-ons, but since I didn't get my money's worth out of the original program, I feel I'd be throwing good money after bad, as the saying goes. The piano sounds in Addictive Keys are much better, but piano--two acoustics and one electric--is all you get. Maybe they should change the name to Addictive Piano for the sake of accuracy.
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