XLN Audio Black Velvet ADpak

Black Velvet ADpak Sample Library for Use with XLN Audio's Addictive Drums
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XLN Audio Black Velvet ADpak
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Add BIg Rock Drums to Your Mix!

Note: This product requires a full version of XLN Audio's Addictive Drums 2.

With the XLN Audio Black Velvet ADpak, you'll get the raw and raucous sounds you need to rock out with your Addictive Drums rig. Loaded with a DW Collector's series 6-piece kit and select Zildjian cymbals that are setup to rock, this ADpak is both incredibly fun and musically inspiring to play with. And since it's setup as a full kit, you can easily create thundering beats and grooves with the Black Velvet ADpak alone. What's more, all of the samples in the Black Velvet ADpak were recorded at the Susing; their collection of vintage and modern microphones gives you a fantastic sound. You just can't beat the value of the XLN Audio Black Velvet ADpak!

XLN Audio Black Velvet ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums Features at a Glance:

  • A magnificent collection of handpicked drums and cymbals formatted specially for Addictive Drums

  • Drums recorded at Kingside Studios, Stockholm in a gymnasium-sized hall for big sound
  • Cymbals recorded at Decibel Studios, Stockholm in a smaller, damped recording room
  • All samples recorded with a selection of vintage and modern microphones
  • DW Collector's Series 6-piece drum kit
  • Select cymbals by Zildjian also provided
  • An LP Tribell, featuring 3 different-sized cowbells in 1, in the Xtra slot
  • Perfect percussion for alternative rock, grunge, classic rock, modern rock, and any other musical genre that can use extra flavor
  • Includes 40 producer presets covering a wide variety of styles
Add some raucous punch to your Addictive Drums rig with XLN Audio's Black Velvet ADpak!

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Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Addictive Drums Expansion Library
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Expansion
Download/Boxed Download
Format VST, AU, AAX
Hardware Requirements - Mac 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)
Hardware Requirements - PC 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7
Manufacturer Part Number XLN1059SN

Customer Reviews

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This is among my favorite Addictive kits, and I have them all. I won't make comparisons to other drum VIs, because I don't use them much, but if there's a fair knock on XLN, it's that there could be a greater variety of quality snares; for me, the kits are cohesive yet flexible, and Black Velvet is the prime example. This kit excels at producing big, warm, and smooth sounds, with a rich sustain, but can be tweaked to suit the rawest indie rock, downtempo funk or reggae. It's a great kit for contemporary country and R&B, as well, but lacks the more potent sidesticks you'll find in Addictive's newest kit. The presets do a great job of displaying this kit's amazing range. In summary, If I'd just dipped my toe in Addictive, this'd be the first Pak I'd add, though the Fairfax kits run a close second.
Music background: producer, musician, engineer

Great sounding kit for most rock genres

I'm a big fan of AD, I use it for my drum track in almost every instance, sometimes triggering it live via an electronic kit, sometimes just by using the many good midi beats from XLN, often a combination of the two. I buy every ADpak as soon as it's released -- I'm a completist like that -- and while many of them have sat languishing unused because they aren't for a style I often play (I'm looking at you, Jazz Brushes and Reel Machines), the Black Velvet has proved very useful and in fact is my default starting point now when choosing a kit for a rock song. As is often the case with ADpaks, many of the presets are too extreme and niche for my use, but there are a handful of standard type presets that work well for my songs and the kit itself sounds really good, so if you're a tweaker or like to build your own mix-and-match kits from various sets, you'll find a lot to like about the Black Velvet.
Music background: Hobbyist home studio songwriter recording guy
See also: Drum Software, XLN Audio, XLN Audio Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm