XLN Audio Metal ADpak

Metal ADpak for Addictive Drums Plug-in
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Metallicize Your Drums

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

Metal ADpak is the latest addition to XLN's Addictive Drums series. Metal ADpak features a monstrous Ludwig drum kit recorded by Metal guru Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn), one of the most renowned Metal producers worldwide. No sweet sounds here. Like a shot of adrenaline straight to the heart, Metal ADpak's vicious drum sounds roar with metallic toxicity that will saw right through your nastiest tracks. Metal ADpak sports 30-some-odd mix presets fine-tuned by pro metal musicians and producers such as Roberto Laghi and Bjrn Gelotte (In Flames), David E.K. (Fuge), Martin Preikschas and others. So quit messing around with EQ and get XLN's Addictive Drums Metal ADpak. It's your weapon of choice.

XLN Metal ADpak for Addictive Drums Plug-in Features at a Glance:
  • Samples: Thunderous toms, heavy kick, sharp but balanced snare, and vicious Zildjian cymbals
  • Producer: Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn)
  • Engineer: Steve Evetts (Sepultura)
  • Drummer: Jeff Freidl (Ashes Divide, Puscifer)
  • Kit: Eighteen piece maple Ludwig drum kit
  • Presets include: Big, small, close, wide, heavy and light
Get your metal on with XLN's Metal ADpak for Addictive Drums!

Additional Media

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 XLN1056SN

Customer Reviews

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Addictive Drums Metal ADpak

Excellent addition to the Addictive Drums product. The kit sounds brutally aggressive even before adding the extra triggers. Well worth the price if you are recording metal songs of a heavier variety, (think Gothenburg type sounds). Most notably, the kick retains definition and depth even among a barrage of detuned guitars.

XLN is great, and metal is their specialty

My love for all things Addictive Drums borders on ridiculous. I feel about this software the way guitarists feel about their favorite axe. I'm an XLN fanboy, I would actually wear hats and shirts with their logo on it. Every one of the AD products, from the base set to the ADPacks to the individual kit pieces are incredibly detailed and real sounding. I have bought every product these guys have released except for a couple of the midi collections in styles I know I will never work in. Well, XLN being from Scandinavia, metal is really these guys' forte. Unlike the other companies that basically seem to thin out the kick and turn up the volume on a rock kit and call it metal, XLN really knows what goes into a metal kit, from the pieces to the recording to the FX. Not only does the basic kit sound good on its own, the tons of presets that come with this ADPack feature about every style of metal kit you could possibly want, and the included midi files, played by Arch Enemy's Daniel Erlandsson, will inspire you to keep cranking out tracks just so you can use the drums. If you're even looking at this product, it means you probably should buy it. I'm 100% satisfied -- no, make that thrilled -- with this ADPack and AD in general.
Music background: Overzealous hobbyist


I use many different programs to create drum tracks. I like addictive drums because it's easy to use, and sounds good. The metal ADpak is my favorite so far! The kit sounds great, and even the presets are good! if you're looking for heavy, tight and deep drums, you've found it!
Music background: Producer, Pro Musician.

great addition to addictive drums

I love the metal adpak.I could always get great drum sounds,but with the metal adpak there is very little tweaking to the presets.drop the addictive drums on your track and stand back.addictive drums is my go to plugin for drums.
Music background: guitar teacher

sounds great, using for most of my tracks!

I like the heavy sound of the kits available in this adpak. The ONLY thing I don't like about it, or maybe it's a function of AD, is that you can't mix pieces from the metal pack with the standard kits.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Drum Software, XLN Audio, XLN Audio Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm