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Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 1

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Chapter 1 : Overview

  • Overview Pt. 1 10:47

    Overview Pt. 1

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

  • Overview Pt. 2 13:26

    Overview Pt. 2

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

Chapter 2 : Presets

  • Using Presets 9:33

    Using Presets

    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.

Chapter 3 : Gallery & Explore Pages

  • Mix Adjustments & Additional Preset Auditioning Options 9:35

    Mix Adjustments & Additional Preset Auditioning Options

    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.

Chapter 4 : Kit Page

  • Auditioning & Selecting Drums 4:43

    Auditioning & Selecting Drums

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

  • Flexi-Pad Functionality 3:53

    Flexi-Pad Functionality

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

  • Layering Drums & Global Tom Selection 3:28

    Layering Drums & Global Tom Selection

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

Chapter 5 : Edit Page - Sampler Strip Settings

  • Relative Volume & Response Adjustments 8:25

    Relative Volume & Response Adjustments

    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.

  • Pitch, Pitch Envelope, & Tone Designer Adjustments 10:14

    Pitch, Pitch Envelope, & Tone Designer Adjustments

    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.

  • Volume Envelope Adjustments 2:50

    Volume Envelope Adjustments

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

  • Copy & Paste Sampler Settings 1:16

    Copy & Paste Sampler Settings

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

Chapter 6 : Edit Page - Mic Adjustments & Insert Fx

  • Channel Selection & Kick/Snare Mic Adjustments 5:38

    Channel Selection & Kick/Snare Mic Adjustments

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

  • EQ, Compression, Distortion, & Noise Adjustments 5:06

    EQ, Compression, Distortion, & Noise Adjustments

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

  • Tape Emulation, Transient Shaper, & Output Adjustments 6:38

    Tape Emulation, Transient Shaper, & Output Adjustments

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

Product Overview


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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