XLN Audio Addictive Drums
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XLN Audio Addictive Drums

Addictive Drums, Batteria/Percussione Virtuale from XLN Audio in the Addictive Drums series.

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JackLudden 12/08/2008

XLN Audio Addictive Drums : Recensione di JackLudden (content in English)

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This drum sampler installed without any problems. Installation was quick, easy, and streamlined so you don't have to get into a bunch of computer lingo and sample copying. I had no compatibility issues with Windows XP and Sonar 7 Producer Edition. The general configuration is quite simple - just run the installer, register, and bam, you're up and running. The manual was quite in depth and covered all the bases very well.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

My computer is a Windows XP system with an Intel motherboard, dual core Intel processor, 4GB of Ram, an 80GB Raptor hard drive for audio and 3 500GB data drives. The software loaded up just fine and there were no conflicts. I have not yet encountered any strange bugs or errors, so it seems to be a well written plug-in. The sample sizes are reasonably small and there isn't a long annoying wait time to load all of them like many other sample based programs.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using this program for a few months. I really like the great drum sounds you can get from it, first and foremost. Each individual drum sounds really great, and you can customize your kit to a great extent. There are varied sample layers, so each drum has a range from soft hits to harder hits depending on velocity. Also serial triggers such as snare rolls do very well with avoiding the much hated "machine gun" effect, probably due to multiple sampling of the same drum. All of the drum sounds are very editable and customizable to your song as well. There is really no excuse to not getting a very good sounding acoustic drum kit that fits your song well with the power of this program. In addition to this, you are provided with a very large collection of pre-arranged midi files in different styles and tempos. This makes song building a lot easier, since you can find a groove that's pretty close to what you want, drop it into your midi editor, and tweak it to be what you're looking for. I have used a few other drum samplers, and this one stacks up very well. It's a great value for the price - great sounding drums and very realistic drum patterns to go with them. I would definitely get it again knowing what I know now.