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Awesome tip, guys... I will dig out that activation key and get AD2 going on this machine! In the meantime, I did take my midi over to Sonar and was re-impressed with how good Cakewalk's Standard Kit in their TTS-1 instrument is for rock. IMO, it's better than Cubase's Rock Kit in their Halion Sonic VST which is light years better than anything in Studio One... PreSonus, take note!
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by leosutherland on Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:48 am
Anyone know if there any offers/discounts for AD2 anywhere (hopefully, but expecting the answer no :))?

I think that is what I would prefer to get, having read all the posts in this thread. I did have Sonar at one time, but I don't think AD came with that

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by JohnBW on Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 am
leosutherland wroteAnyone know if there any offers/discounts for AD2 anywhere (hopefully, but expecting the answer no :))?

I think that is what I would prefer to get, having read all the posts in this thread. I did have Sonar at one time, but I don't think AD came with that


I posted this AD2 discount deal earlier in the thread, but here it is again in case you missed it. You get three kits and more, plus the full AD2 engine.

Check out the "Custom" deal, which lists for $169.95 at XLN, and lets you choose any 3 kits (drum sounds), 3 MIDIpaks (patterns), and 3 additional kit pieces to build your own custom drum setup. https://www.xlnaudio.com/products/addic ... s_2_custom

This sells for $83.16 in the cart at JRR Shop with discount code "group". https://www.jrrshop.com/xln-audio-addic ... s-2-custom

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by darrenporter1 on Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:56 am
yeah thanks for that link john. i used it to purchase the Vintage Dry kit. To my knowledge, JRRShop is the only place you can get a discount on XLN's stuff unless they put it on sale themselves. For those who can wait, XLN does 50% off everything sales two or three times a year.


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by JohnBW on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:37 am
Just noticed that the AD2 Custom is selling for $82.95 in the cart at Audio Deluxe. https://www.audiodeluxe.com/products/xl ... s-2-custom

I agree, that for those who can wait for the next big sale, the price gets even better. I added the AD2 Custom to my collection during a 50% off sale a while back. I also picked up the Vintage Dry kit with that.

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by darrenporter1 on Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:45 pm
My last 50% off sale was for Addictive Trigger w/Drum Vault. Wow that thing is amazing. SO easy to use and if you have tracks with problematically recorded kick and snare this thing is a life saver! Works for toms too. Works with all your other AD2 kit packs as well.


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by leosutherland on Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:11 am
tomscheutzlich wroteHave you tried the "Tom Brechtlein Drums" preset from the free "Impact XT Kits and Sounds"?

I think that while I'm waiting for that ideal sale to appear :D, I'll splash out on the TB Drums to see what they can do for me

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by JohnBW on Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:19 am
tomscheutzlich wroteHave you tried the "Tom Brechtlein Drums" preset from the free "Impact XT Kits and Sounds"?


Thanks for the tip! That one sounds pretty good. The other Impact XT kits sound mostly electronic to me, so I had not stumbled across that one yet.

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by gclaborn on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:34 am
Many thanks again for everyone's help... wonderful info here for users of any DAW. Thought I'd let you hear the final product that spawned my original thread:

https://soundcloud.com/george-claborn/hold-the-line

I wound up using a combination of the Steven Slate kit (thanks, Lawrence!) whose cymbals are fabulous and Sonar's TTS-1 std. kit whose kick and snare are just punchier.
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by brettgowder on Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:30 am
I'm also looking for the best rock drum kit that's included with Studio One 4 Professional. My problem is that I love the "Power Standard Kit" that's installed on my Yamaha MOXF8 keyboard, but I can't find anything close to those sounds in S1. The "Tom Brechtlein Drums" are close, but the bass drum, for example, sounds too tappy, almost like it's a floor tom instead of a kick, if that makes sense. The bass drums on my Yamaha keyboard move air. For now, I'm recording with the Tom Brechtlein kit until something better surfaces.

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by IanM5 on Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:48 am
It doesn't come with S1 but a decent free "real" drum library is, oddly, from Sennheiser:

https://en-uk.sennheiser.com/drummica

It needs the free NI Kontakt Player, which is not my favourite thing in the world, but it's hard to argue with the price. Kontakt can run standalone or as a VST.

Another free one to check out is Steven Slate Drums:

https://stevenslatedrums.com/ssd5/#SSD5FREE


And, of course, you could always sample your Yamaha Keyboard and make your own kit in Impact XT. :D

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by brettgowder on Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:00 am
IanM5 wroteAnd, of course, you could always sample your Yamaha Keyboard and make your own kit in Impact XT. :D


I've been looking into this.

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by shanabit on Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:10 am
1. AD2
2. SSD5
3. EZ2
4. SD3
5. BFD3
6. GGD
7. MT Power

ALL kill anything you will get in the supplied content

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by BobF on Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Another +1 for XLN AD2 ... from SONAR deals. Mine works fine in Studio One.

And yes, the Fairfax kits are great.

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by IanM5 on Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Superior Drummer is my weapon of choice for pop and rock but Brett was looking for something that came with S1, which implies "free". Hence my suggestions for the free ones.

Addictive Drums is cheaper than SD but not as good imho. SD's little brother, EZ Drummer is worth a look and holds its own against AD but has a bewildering choice of add-on packs which can bump the price up.

But you can get a long way with the free ones I mentioned.

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by BobF on Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:51 pm
IanM5 wroteSuperior Drummer is my weapon of choice for pop and rock but Brett was looking for something that came with S1, which implies "free". Hence my suggestions for the free ones.

Addictive Drums is cheaper than SD but not as good imho. SD's little brother, EZ Drummer is worth a look and holds its own against AD but has a bewildering choice of add-on packs which can bump the price up.

But you can get a long way with the free ones I mentioned.


I actually have both EZD2 and AD2. Built up over time when the deals were on, of course.

EZD2 is a little more friendly for non-drummers, but AD2 has superior sounding kits, IMO. I even use EZ Player Pro to feed EZD patterns to AD2 on occasion.

Lotsa' great drum tools out there.

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by frank.crow on Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:10 am
darrenporter1 wroteI do all of my drum programming using Addictive Drums 2. Love it. Their Fairfax kits are amazing.


Plus if you ever purchase Addictive Trigger for drum sampling I believe you will have access to the AD2 kit pieces. Now AD2 stuff is a bit pricey but if you wait patiently and get on the email list they eventually have decent sales.

Oops
I probably should’ve read all of the posts before adding my 2 cents.

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by frank.crow on Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:18 am
Lawrence wroteThis is my favorite free kit: https://stevenslatedrums.com/ssd5/#SSD5FREE

https://soundcloud.com/audiocave/ssd5-free-drum-kit


Thanks Lawrence

I have Trigger 2 and the Slate Bundle but had no idea this free kit was available.

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by fmaestas on Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:08 am
Check Getgood Drums (getgooddrums.com)
Very nice and inexpensive. When I want an aggressive sound ing kit I pull these up.

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by Prog Rocker on Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:59 am
gclaborn wrote So I'm hoping I've missed something. What do folks use for a good out-of-the-box classic 70s rock kit?

Give these a listen, in particular the Seventies Rock, Big Rock Drums, Rock and Vintage Rock Kits.

https://www.toontrack.com/product-category/ezdrummerline/ezx/



gclaborn wrote However, in the nearly 40 gigs of download, I've found exactly one kit that's not techno-babble or sounds like someone beating on garbage can lids...

I have to agree, Presonus are very much in the technobabble vein. Their synths and drum kits are rather disappointing.

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