Addictive Drums Tutorial

Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 2

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Chapter 1 : FX Page

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    Using the Delay Effect

    Learn the nuances of the Delay effect and how to configure tempo synced delay effects.

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    Using the Reverb Effect

    Luke explains how to add reverb to specific channels and how to use a variety of modeled reverb effects.

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    EQ Filtered Delerb Effects

    Learn how to apply the Delerb FX (Delay & Reverb) to specific EQ ranges for more creative possibilities.

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    Master Delerb Pan & Output Settings

    An explanation of how to adjust the global pan and output of the Delerb effect.

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    Pre-Fader/Post-Fader Delerb Settings

    Learn the difference between Pre-Fader and Post-Fader output options for the Delerb effect.

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    Delerb FX Chains & Master Sends

    Luke explains how to quickly adjust the master FX sends for the Delay and Reverb FX.

Chapter 2 : Beats Page

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    Beats Page Pt. 1

    Luke explains how to browse through your installed MIDI grooves and manipulate your MIDI to create new grooves.

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    Beats Page Pt. 2

    Luke explains how to adjust the relative velocity of each articulation for more control over the sound of your MIDI grooves. He then explores how to adjust the playback speed of your MIDI grooves in a variety of ways, record MIDI into AD2 to create your own custom MIDI grooves, and how to save your customized MIDI grooves to load at a later time.

Chapter 3 : Mapping Page

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    The Mapping Window

    Not sure where the Mapping Window is located? Luke shows you how to access the Mapping Window within AD2.

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    Velocity Adjustments

    Luke explores how to make velocity curve adjustments for each kit piece and how to make global velocity range adjustments. He then shows how you can use the Velocity Adjustment controls to manipulate the response of incoming MIDI.

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    MIDI Mapping Adjustments

    Learn how to make custom mapping adjustments within AD2.

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    Edrum: CC Hi-Hat Settings

    Luke explains the functions ofthe CC Hi-Hat Settings Panel.

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    Edrum: Chokes & Positional Sensing

    An explanation of the functionality within the Chokes & Positional Sensing Panels.

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    Mapping Updates

    Learn about the latest e-drum mapping presets for use with current drum modules.

Chapter 4 : Mixer

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    Mixer Functionality, Channel FX & Parallel Compression

    An explanation of how to use the AD2 mixer, add FX to specific channels and how to quickly apply parallel compression to your drum mix.

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    Multi-Channel Output Functions

    Learn how to use the default stereo routing configuration and how to route discrete channels to your DAW.

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    Separate Out vs Separate Out + Master

    Learn how to configure multi-channel output channels with and without the master fader.

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    Pre-Fader vs. Post-Fader Output

    Luke explains the difference between the Pre-Fader and Post-Fader Multi-Channel Output configuration options.

Chapter 5 : Misc

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    Audio Recorder

    Learn how to quickly record short snippets of audio that you can drag out of AD2.

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    Preset Snapshots

    An explanation of how to quickly save and recall your AD2 settings.

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    Sharing Presets

    Luke explains how to backup and share your AD2 presets in the cloud.

Product Overview


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!

Luke begins with the FX page, Beats Page and Mappings Page and then moves on to a discussion of the mixer and how you can quickly add FX and apply parallel processing to your mixer channels.

Then you’ll see how to setup Addictive Drums 2 for Multi-Channel Output, how to use the built-in Audio Recorder, take preset “Snapshots”, backup and share your presets in the cloud and much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info, and don’t miss your AD2 intervention… Watch “Addictive Drummer 2 Advanced Vol. 2” today!


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Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 2 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! As good as vol.1, exactly what I needed.
Date published: 2021-02-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learned some excellent tips He really knows this software. I enjoyed the concepts he shared about using the multitracking capability in AR 2. He had some great ideas there, and the course was very comprehensive.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This should have came with Adictive Drums 2 It is always helpful to have a second opinion or a different point view .Having these videos in my library means I'm never at a loss using Addictive Drums 2 .
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Enlightening! Precise, cohesive, in-depth and enlightening, Luke explains it well.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Many Things Not Covered I'm surprised there is not one lesson devoted to fills and how to put together a song? Whereas there are many lessons that are redundant and move along too slow. Once a topic like using the reverb is discussed the presenter doesn't have to slowly go over things like "this is how you turn it up...this is how you turn it down...all the while showing how to turn a slider or knob up and down. It's pretty ridiculous. And not enough time was devoted on how to record audio clips and then how to clear the recorder to record another beat. I'm not sure if it's a bug in my software, but there are many times where I cannot clear a clip from the clip board. Overall these are good tutorials, there just needs to be some effort towards how to put songs together using different parts....maybe I missed something, but I have not been able to find that lesson if it does exist?
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful very helpful but not in depth enough
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Everything You Need to Know About AD Luke covers it all in Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Highly Recommended.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very good a full , clear video , all well explained . There are functions which were clearly in my spirit. Since this video, volume 1 and 2, everything is fluid and clearand as always with Groove3 well filmed . Thank you
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Terrific tutorial series! Very thorough I've been using AD2 for a couple months already, and these videos taught me TONS of useful tricks that I hadn't figured out by myself.
Date published: 2016-09-11
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