What’s the deal with Addictive Drums 2 in the New SONAR?

by Dan Gonzalez

Addictive Drums 2 come to life in the brand new version of SONAR Platinum and SONAR Professional making for a massive introduction into the world of XLN Audio and all the awesome products that they develop.

 

As a SONAR X3 user, your standpoint may be “What’s the deal with Addictive Drums 2 and my upgrade?” Let’s see if we can clear that up in this article.

What comes with my purchase of SONAR Platinum?

SONAR comes in 3 flavors, and 2 of them come with Addictive Drums 2.

With SONAR Platinum you get the Addictive Drums 2 Producer Bundle. This comes with your choice of any 3 kits that are available for Addictive Drums 2.

You also get your pick of 3 MIDIpaks and 3 Kitpiece Paks from XLN Audio’s webshop. Just about every single genre of music is covered in the wide selection  of MIDI Paks.

What’s great is that you don’t have to pick the MIDI Paks that go along with your kits. For example, you could make it interesting and grab the Metal MIDI Pak and see how it sounds with your Jazz Kit. Everything is interchangeable with XLN Audio.

 

What comes with my purchase of SONAR Professional?

With SONAR Professional you get the Addictive Drums 2 Solo Bundle. This comes with your choice of 1 kit for Addictive Drums 2.

With Addictive Drums Solo you also get your pick of a single MIDIPak and Kitpiece to go along with your new Addictive Drums 2 virtual instrument. Kitpieces are individual drums of different kits – so if you’re really feeling the sound of one of the snares but don’t want the whole kit then you have to ability to grab that single drum. The same goes for some of the other drums that come with Addictive Drums 2.

What if I already have Addictive Drums 2?

Lucky you! You can redeem the code that comes with SONAR Platinum or Professional to add additional kits that you don’t have yet.

What if I already have Addictive Drums 1?

You can still use Addictive Drums 1, Addictive Drums 2 does not replace it. It just simply sits next to it in your list of available instruments.

For an optional $79.95 you can upgrade your entire collection of Addictive Drums 1 packs in addition to choosing 3 brand new packs for Addictive Drums 2 with SONAR Platinum. You get:

  • Tons of new Sound Shaping features (Transient Shaper, Tone Designer, more Kitpiece slots, Delerb processor, and more)
  • All new Beat Creation Tools (Beat Transformer, Grid Search, Beats Browser, direct MIDI recording, and much more)
  • Upgraded ADpaks and MIDIpaks that make full use of AD2!
  • Safe migration: Your existing Addictive Drums 1 installation is not removed or changed.

Want to learn more about Addictive Drums 2? Check out our Get Started video here: