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Addictive Drums Tutorial

Addictive Drums 2 Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:00

    Todd gives an overview of all the features we'll explore in Addictive Drums 2.

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    Tutorial 2

    Registration & Installation

    7:09

    Learn how to register, install and authorize Addictive Drums 2 using the XLN Online Installer.

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    Tutorial 3

    Stand Alone Software

    7:22

    Todd explores the stand-alone version of Addictive Drums 2 as well as the top section where windows and other important commands are found.

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    Tutorial 4

    The Gallery & Explore Pages

    4:08

    See how you can explore and audition AD Packs and kits.

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    Tutorial 5

    The Kit Page

    8:27

    Learn how to browse and audition kit pieces, as well as make changes to kit piece settings.

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    Tutorial 6

    The Edit Page - Pt. 1

    10:19

    The top section of the edit page has powerful kit piece shaping functions, including pitch and volume envelopes as well as the new tone designer feature.

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    Tutorial 7

    The Edit Page - Pt. 2

    8:36

    The bottom section of the edit page has insert effects, including EQ, compression, distortion and tape emulation. It also includes mic position controls for kick, snare and room mics, as well as bus send controls. Todd explores all of theses parameters.

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    Tutorial 8

    The FX Page

    7:19

    Explore XLN's 'Delerb' reverb and delay processor, how to route and tweak the two Delerbs.

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    Tutorial 9

    The Beats Page

    10:58

    Learn how to search and filter beats to find and sort your favorites. Todd explores the Grid Search feature as well as the powerful Transform function to customize beats.

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    Tutorial 10

    The Mixer Section

    5:24

    See how drums can be mixed, routed to FX, the send bus, and to individual outputs.

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    Tutorial 11

    The Audio Recorder & Snapshots

    5:08

    Learn how to use these handy features to grab drum hits and loops as audio, and how to temporarily save current settings using snapshots.

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    Tutorial 12

    The Map Window - Pt. 1

    6:03

    Explore the various MIDI map presets, including several for popular electronic drum kits, how to customize maps to kits and keyboards, as well as how to modify velocity settings for kit pieces.

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    Tutorial 13

    The Map Window - Pt. 2

    4:58

    Discover the advanced settings in the map window, including hi hat CC adjustments, positional settings and cymbal choke settings.

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    Tutorial 14

    Using AD2 in Host Applications

    8:08

    Todd uses Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar X3 and Presonus StudioOne 2 as examples of how to integrate Addictive Drums into your DAW.

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    Tutorial 15

    Pro Tools & Direct Output Routing

    11:10

    Learn how to use AD2 in Pro Tools, including using direct outs from AD2 to separate tracks in Pro Tools for more mixing possibilities.

Todd Tatnall returns with a new series on XLN Audio's Addictive Drums 2! Learn all about this world-class virtual drum software package inside and out, as well as creative uses and tips & tricks.

Todd starts with detailed videos giving you a solid Overview of the AD2 GUI, How to Register and Install it, as well as an in-depth look at the Stand Alone version of Addictive Drummer 2. Todd then breaks down the Gallery and Explore Pages, followed by the Kit, Edit, FX and Beats Pages, so you know exactly where to find all the important features and functions, and how to use them.

Continuing on, Todd now reveals the Mixer Section, and How to Route, Mix and Send different signals to different places within AD2 for further Applying of Effects and Outputs. The Audio Recorder and Snapshots are then explained, allowing you to Grab Drum Hits and Loops as Audio, and Save Current Settings Using Snapshots.

The Map Window is now up, and you'll discover the various MIDI Map Presets, including several for Popular Electronic Drum Kits, How to Customize Maps to Kits and Keyboards, as well as How to Modify Velocity Settings for Kit Pieces, Hi-Hat CC Adjustments, Positional Settings and Cymbal Choke Settings.

Wrapping up the series, Todd shows you How to Use AD2 in Different DAW Hosts, including How to Setup Multiple Direct Outs from AD2 into Separate Tracks in the DAW. If you're ready to become addicted to stellar drums sounds, get "Addictive Drums 2 Explained" today and make your drum tracks shine.

shonclau
Submitted 2 months ago

Great Course

This course is very thorough. Can't imagining needing the advanced courses.

I am a: Hobbyist

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Bigmac2
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Helpful Information!

I saw areas that I had not discovered before, which changed the way I function in AD2! Great product

I am a: Professional, Producer, Musician

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thetonybliss
Submitted 1 year ago

Nicely Detailed Course

The Author covers as much as he kno', some important things he left out e.g. Sync to Play/Stop, is a great feature that allows AD users to sync the beats page to their DAW in use allowing quick preview and selection. Outside of bits like this, the course was well informative and now i finally kno'how to route AD2 to individual tracks properly and do a bounce to track in simple format. Thank you !

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Musician, Mastering Facility

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fiveironbrad
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Informitive

Todd teaches us the ins and outs of Addictive Drums 2, a tool I'm growing to love more and more, now that I know how to use it! Watching him go through each piece of the plugin and tweaking each knob to taste was helpful (technically, as well as musically). Will view again for sure.

I am a: Hobbyist, Beginner, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

When I was really young, maybe 3 or 4 years old. That's when I got my first (toy) drum set and played it all the time. I was studying viola at 7, piano at 8, and drums at 10.

2. What training have you had?

In college, I received a Bachelor of Music in theory/composition from SIUE, and a Bachelor of Science in recording production and technology from MTSU. Working in big studios in Chicago after college, I learned as much if not more working as an assistant/2nd engineer, often repairing/troubleshooting problems on the fly. It better equipped me to work independently AND with others.

3. When did you get into recording?

In high school. My punk band saved all our pennies to record at an 8-track studio for $10 per hour. I was fascinated by the power of multitracking, overdubbing, mixing, etc.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've worked with commercial music producers and talent for TV and radio commercials, many of which were national/international brands. I also worked with bands and artists in the studio, including the Frogs, Kelley Deal, James Iha, Sebastian Bach, any many others. As a tech support engineer, I've helped thousands of customers. I worked directly with several high profile customers, including John Fogerty, Bruce Swedien, Oscar Petersen, John Tesh, Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Greg Lisher (Camper Van Beethoven), Chris Vrenna, and engineers for Paul Simon, Wilco, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and ICP to name a few.

Why are you so good at training people?

When I was providing technical support, my approach was not only to solve the problem, but to also listen carefully to the end-user's needs AND explain what the cause and solution of any problem was. Putting technical jargon into more relate-able terms helps. I'm also an adjunct professor at a local university, and apply the same ideology when teaching. Whether you're working with a customer or student, you have to put yourself in their shoes.

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Addictive Drums 2 Explained is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Course This course is very thorough. Can't imagining needing the advanced courses.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Information! I saw areas that I had not discovered before, which changed the way I function in AD2! Great product
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nicely Detailed Course The Author covers as much as he kno', some important things he left out e.g. Sync to Play/Stop, is a great feature that allows AD users to sync the beats page to their DAW in use allowing quick preview and selection. Outside of bits like this, the course was well informative and now i finally kno'how to route AD2 to individual tracks properly and do a bounce to track in simple format. Thank you !
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informitive Todd teaches us the ins and outs of Addictive Drums 2, a tool I'm growing to love more and more, now that I know how to use it! Watching him go through each piece of the plugin and tweaking each knob to taste was helpful (technically, as well as musically). Will view again for sure.
Date published: 2016-02-20