Addictive Drums Tutorial

Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 1

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Overview

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    Tutorial 1

    Overview Pt. 1

    10:47

    Luke explains the basics of the Gallery, Explore and Kit Pages within Addictive Drums 2.

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    Tutorial 2

    Overview Pt. 2

    13:26

    An overview of the Edit, FX, Beats and Mapping Pages of Addictive Drums 2.

Presets

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    Tutorial 3

    Using Presets

    9:33

    Luke explores how to load mix presets from your AD2 libraries refining your preset search results by using the Sound Ideal filter, using high-level search criterias when performing MIDI searches, and how to save your custom mix presets to recall at a later time.

Gallery & Explore Pages

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    Tutorial 4

    Mix Adjustments & Additional Preset Auditioning Options

    9:35

    Luke explains how to audition and load instrument/mix presets from your AD2 libraries and how to audition kit presets from libraries you have not yet purchased and installed.

Kit Page

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    Tutorial 5

    Auditioning & Selecting Drums

    4:43

    Learn how to audition and select kit pieces using the velocity sensitive pads within AD2.

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    Tutorial 6

    Flexi-Pad Functionality

    3:53

    An explanation of how to load and audition kit pieces within the Flexi-Pads.

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    Tutorial 7

    Layering Drums & Global Tom Selection

    3:28

    Luke explains how quickly layer kit pieces for creative results and how to change all tom kit pieces simultaneously.

Edit Page - Sampler Strip Settings

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    Tutorial 8

    Relative Volume & Response Adjustments

    8:25

    In this video, Luke explores how to adjust the relative volume of each kit piece without altering the volume of other instruments and how to use the Response function to manipulate the volume and EQ filter for specific velocity ranges.

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    Tutorial 9

    Pitch, Pitch Envelope, & Tone Designer Adjustments

    10:14

    Luke explores how to adjust the tuning/pitch of each kit piece and how to "offset" those adjustments using the Pitch Envelope. He also explains how to use the Tone Designer to create pitch bends over time.

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    Tutorial 10

    Volume Envelope Adjustments

    2:50

    Luke explains how to use the Volume Envelope to manipulate the attack, sustain and release of each kit piece.

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    Tutorial 11

    Copy & Paste Sampler Settings

    1:16

    Want to copy your settings from one kit piece to another? Learn how to quickly move sampler strip settings to other kit pieces.

Edit Page - Mic Adjustments & Insert Fx

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    Tutorial 12

    Channel Selection & Kick/Snare Mic Adjustments

    5:38

    An explanation of how to select specific channels from the mixer and make microphone adjustments for the kick & snare drum.

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    Tutorial 13

    EQ, Compression, Distortion, & Noise Adjustments

    5:06

    Luke explains how to use the EQ, Compression, Distortion and Noise effects within the Channel Insert section of the Edit Page.

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    Tutorial 14

    Tape Emulation, Transient Shaper, & Output Adjustments

    6:38

    Learn how to use the Tape Emulation and Transient Shaper functions to add low-end punch and high-end clarity to your drum mixes.

In volume one of this advanced video tutorial series, eDrum guru Luke Oswald explains a wide range of topics designed to make you a real master and addict, of XLN’s Addictive Drummer 2 virtual instrument plug-in!

Luke goes deep in volume one, covering loading and saving presets, auditioning and selecting presets and drum kits, sample manipulation using the Sampler Strip and built-in Channel Strip FX and much more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info, and don’t miss your intervention… Watch “Addictive Drummer 2 Advanced Vol. 1” today!

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Submitted 6 months ago

Very precise and easy to follow.

I own this software and this teaching tutorial saved me an enormous amount of time and less experimentation so that i could immediately jump in to record.

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JBSharpe
Submitted 6 months ago

Great tutorial. Easy digestible.

Gives great insight into what this software can do for you. Doesn't give you practical demonstrations on how Luke Oswald utilizes AD2 in his own projects and how he would mix in drums with other instruments. Maybe that's for another tutorial? :)

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Reaper

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jimkata2000
Submitted 8 months ago

Very Helpful in Understanding AD

When I updated Sonar at some point AD2 was included. At this point I was using ezdrummer 2 and loops. This video helped me understand how to make use of the various menu's and adjustments available in AD2. Thanks

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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Delinkant
Submitted 1 year ago

Good

Needs more example in contextual use

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anonymous
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Teacher!

Luke's presentation of the material is pertinent, with plenty of examples; his explanations are complete, no-frill, and to the point. A great teacher!!

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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Rick
Submitted 1 year ago

Far from advanced.

This video is simply a feature overview with a little bit of how to. You can find the same content for free on YouTube. If you know how to use AD2 then skip this vid and wait for vol 2.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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JaydenNox
Submitted 1 year ago

Very nice tut!

Been using AD2 for years now, and this really opened my eyes for the possibilities I didn't know!.. The narrator gets a little repetitive if you watch the whole series in a marathon, but otherwise very good series!

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Hobbyist

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Luke Oswald Professional Drummer and Instructor

1. When did you start dabbling in music?
I've always had an interest in drumming from a young age and started playing in 6th grade when a family friend stored their drum set at my parents house for a summer. I started playing in church the next fall and have been playing ever since. No one had to tell me to practice, it was just something I loved to do. I just enjoyed everything that had to do with drumming.

2. What training have you had?
I studied piano at a young age, then played trumpet from elementary through middle school. I started drumming on my own at the age of 12, then switched to drumming as my main instrument in high school and went on to study in college along with Music Business. I've been teaching drums since college, both private instruction and drum clinics.

3. When did you get into recording?
When I was in middle school/high school, I was very interested in music technology. It was much different then, but I remember recording/sequencing song arrangements with music software and filming videos and editing in camera all the time. In and after college, I started learning about audio production when I was recording drums for the bands I was in.  In the late 2000's I stumbled upon drum sample technology, and that changed everything for me. I started really digging into the study of audio production, recording, mixing and mastering. I started studying video production around the same time as I knew I wanted to eventually film high quality drum videos while using this sample technology.

4. People you have worked with/for?
During my time in Nashville, I studied drums with Derico Watson (Victor Wooten), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Will Denton (Steven Curtis Chapman, LeAnn Rimes), Marcus Finnie (Kirk Whalum, India Arie) and Raymond Massey (Pearl Drums). I've recorded drums on multiple albums produced by Sadson Music Group and have played on albums with artists such as George Clinton and Samantha Ware.

5. Why are you so good at training people?
To me, teaching is as inspiring as performing. When you teach, you're forced to understand the topic at a much deeper level.  I love the process of learning and improving, and to me teaching is just an extension of that process. I learn something new every time I teach anything, whether it be a drum lesson or a software tutorial. I also believe as artists we have a responsibility to pass on the knowledge that we've accumulated. You must take action and apply what you've learned to your own life, but that only goes so far.  If you can take what you've learned and share it with someone else, you're giving them the opportunity to take that knowledge, nurture it and allow it to influence their own lives. Eventually, they can pass that knowledge on to someone else, and the process keeps going. You never know the impact you can have on someone simply by sharing with them what you've learned.

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    Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 1

    In volume one of this advanced video tutorial series, eDrum guru Luke Oswald explains a wide range of topics designed to make you a real master and addict, of XLN’s Addictive Drummer 2 virtual instrument plug-in!

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    In volume two of this advanced video tutorial series, eDrum guru Luke Oswald covers the finer nuances, more features and functions, as well as eye-opening tips and tricks for using XLN’s Addictive Drums 2 virtual instrument!

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    Advanced Drumming Combinations & Patterns

    In this Drumstroke™ video tutorial series, drum guru Luke Oswald lays down the groove and shows you awesome drumming combinations and patterns that you can use to spice up your drumming or drum programming!

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    Creating Drum Fills & Patterns

    In this Drumstroke#TM# video tutorial series, drum master Luke Oswald reveals how to create both basic and advanced drum fills and patterns, that you can apply to both real drums and programmed drums in your DAW!

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Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 1 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very precise and easy to follow. I own this software and this teaching tutorial saved me an enormous amount of time and less experimentation so that i could immediately jump in to record.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial. Easy digestible. Gives great insight into what this software can do for you. Doesn't give you practical demonstrations on how Luke Oswald utilizes AD2 in his own projects and how he would mix in drums with other instruments. Maybe that's for another tutorial? :)
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful in Understanding AD When I updated Sonar at some point AD2 was included. At this point I was using ezdrummer 2 and loops. This video helped me understand how to make use of the various menu's and adjustments available in AD2. Thanks
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Good Needs more example in contextual use
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Teacher! Luke's presentation of the material is pertinent, with plenty of examples; his explanations are complete, no-frill, and to the point. A great teacher!!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Far from advanced. This video is simply a feature overview with a little bit of how to. You can find the same content for free on YouTube. If you know how to use AD2 then skip this vid and wait for vol 2.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very nice tut! Been using AD2 for years now, and this really opened my eyes for the possibilities I didn't know!.. The narrator gets a little repetitive if you watch the whole series in a marathon, but otherwise very good series!
Date published: 2016-08-30