XLN Audio has released the Reggae MIDI Pak, a collection of drum MIDI files by Niklas Niskanen for the Addictive Drums virtual drum instrument.
Drums are a critically important part of reggae music and it’s vital to get the rhythm right. That’s why we created the Reggae MIDI Pak. This Pak provides a big selection of classic beats and fills in styles like one drop, rockers, steppers, dancehall, ska and rocksteady. We also include great intro grooves and a large collection of drum fills ranging from established standards to slightly eccentric.
With Addictive Drums and this Reggae MIDI Pak, you have everything you need to build an inspiring beat, get in to the vibe, and make amazing riddims of your own.
Reggae MIDI Pak features
Over 120 classic reggae beats.
More than 80 inspiring drum fills.
The MIDI Pak is available to purchase for 19.95 EUR.
Cakewalk has introduced Sonar X3, the latest version of its music production software for Windows.
Create music in any style with cutting-edge instruments, effects, and creative tools. Thanks to the award-winning Skylight user interface, SONAR X3 lets you move seamlessly in your production workspace, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again.
Produce flawless tracks with the 64-Bit Double Precision audio engine and upload polished mixes directly to YouTube and SoundCloud. Plus, SONAR X3 let’s you do it all without limiting the number of tracks and plugins; all while supporting the latest technologies like VST3, multi-touch, and Gobbler cloud save.
SONAR X3 is our biggest upgrade to date and includes new and exciting core workflow enhancements and features like Color Customization, Comping, VST3 Support, ARA integration, Melodyne Essential, Tape Emulator, our revolutionary QuadCurve EQ Zoom & Analyzer, and much more. Plus we’ve added new effects and instruments including XLN Audio Addictive Drums, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX, Lounge Lizard Session, and much more.
Sonar X3 upgrade is available to purchase for $49 (Sonar X3) / $99 (Sonar X3 Studio) / $149 USD (Sonar X3 Producer).
XLN Audio has launched the Vintage Dry ADpak, a new expansion library for the Addictive Drums virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.
There is a huge revival of that glorious 70s sound brought to you by chart-topping contemporary artists like Daft Punk, Miike Snow and Justice. With our Vintage Dry ADpak, you too can have those fat, dry, and deliciously authentic drum sounds in your productions!
Vintage Dry. Give Life Back To The Beat.
Vintage Dry ADpak features
Authentic 1970′s studio sound.
Dry, damped and crisp drums.
Vintage Ludwig Silver Sparkle kit.
Extra Sonor Phonic Kick and Snare.
Over 40 mix ready presets.
The Vintage Dry ADpak is available to purchase for 49.95 EUR.
The perfect companion to our Vintage Dry ADpak! The Dry Beats & Songs MIDIpak features tons of tight, precise content that sounds great on a fat, dry drum kit. Features Beats, Fills, and Songs (with intro, verse, chorus, bridge parts) with lots of variations, tempos and grooves.
Dry Beats & Songs MIDI Pak features
Hundreds of tight, precise grooves.
Played by professional drummers.
Perfect match for fat, dry drum kits.
Over 200 live recorded MIDI files.
The MIDI Pak costs 19.95 EUR.
The Vintage Dry ADpak and Dry Beats & Songs MIDI Pak are also available to purchase in the Vintage Dry Bundle, priced at 59.95 EUR.
XLN Audio has announced the release of Electric Grand, a new Addictive Keys piano library featuring a meticulously sampled Yamaha CP-80 electro-acoustic instrument.
Its recognizable sound can be heard on countless records from classic artists like U2, Peter Gabriel and ABBA, as well as contemporary acts like Keane and Miike Snow.
This new member of the Addictive Keys family combines three distinct characters in one instrument: The acoustic sound of hammers hitting strings, the direct line signal from the built in pickups, and finally a crunchy amped sound to add some grit to the mix.
This makes the Electric Grand very versatile and suitable for just about anything from indie rock and pop to house to R’n’B ballads.
Electric Grand features
Three disctinct characters in one.
Piano hammers and strings.
Recorded in a large studio.
Seven selectable mic perspectives.
Addictive Keys engine included.
The Electric Grand for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/standalone) is available to purchase for 69.95 EUR ex. VAT.
XLN Audio has launched Black Velvet, a new ADpak for the Addictive Drummer virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.
The Black Velvet ADpak is the sound you always wished you could afford! A modern classic dressed in black captured with a large, epic sound. Created with the grunge/post-grunge era in mind, with roots in alternative rock transcending to an expensive arena rock-band sound, this takes you on a journey from Seattle to LA. This ADpak is made with the highest demands on everything throughout the whole recording chain, capturing the unmistakable raw attitude in a luxurious package.
The included presets covers different clean setups to gritty alternative rock and grunge to slick, expensive and larger-than-life grandness. Black Velvet offers an almost unreal diversity – go from a tight, fat and controlled sound to unleashing some kind of monster by just pushing the room fader! Simply put, it’s epic!
XLN Audio has also released the Loud Beats & Songs MIDI Pak, a collection of MIDI songs and beats made as a compliment to the Black Velvet ADpak.
This MIDI Pak is not only “Loud, Large and Luxurious” like the Black Velvet ADpak, it’s sophisticated, hard-hitting and detailed – cut-through beats and songs played hard in different grooves and variations.
Loud Beats & Songs covers many different styles from alternative rock, grunge, post-grunge to modern rock and experimental pop. Songs divided in parts (e.g. intro, verses, choruses, bridges) and beats with different variations, tempos and grooves (e.g. hihat, ride, crash, tom, fills) in 4/4 and 6/8. Mix and match beats, fills and grooves – arrange a complete song in minutes!
The Black Velvet ADpak costs 59.95 USD/EUR, Loud Beats & Songs is 19.95 USD/EUR, and a bundle of both is available to purchase for 69.95 USD/EUR.
XLN Audio has announced the release of the Session Percussion ADpak, a selection of handpicked percussion instruments combined as a creative suite for Addictive Drums.
Everything in Session Percussion was specifically selected and recorded to work as a regular kit within Addictive Drums, combining the playability of a standard drum kit with the exotic sounds of percussion instruments to maximize compatibility and creative beat construction. Use the whole kit as it is, as a second instance or combine selected kit pieces with another kit.
This ADpak is extremely versatile and is perfect for almost any genre or production style. Go from vintage drum kit sounds to Hip Hop/RnB to Latin Pop/Rock to straight up weird. The included presets and beats offer a great variety of mix ready sounds combined with superb beats making it easy to find the right elements fast.
The Percussion Beats MIDI Pak was made with the Session Percussion ADpak in mind, and some beats make use of the congas and timbales in that ADpak. However the basic beats and grooves can be used with any of the kits in AD or any ADpak.
Whether you need complete arrangements, busy beats or just a percussion compliment on top of another beat this is the perfect tool to find the right elements fast. The beats and songs reach from old school funk and soul to modern dancehall riddims. All beats are made with many different variations and layers opening up for unique beat construction possibilities.
The ADpak costs 59 EUR, the MIDI Pak is 19 EUR. Both are also available in a bundle for 69 EUR.
XLN Audio has announced the release of Addictive Keys, a collection of three virtual keyboard instruments.
Addictive Keys is a powerful tool for musicians, producers and songwriters, setting a new standard for virtual keyboard instruments. With its unique sound creation ability, smart workflow and fast loading times, Addictive Keys is suitable for any production style or music genre.
Mix and match different microphone perspectives, add professional effects and advanced envelopes to create truly unique sounds. Two years in the making, Addictive Keys is the ultimate blend of engineering, innovative design and creative expression. The standalone version is perfect for spontaneous jamming and live performances and the plug-in version support all major DAW hosts.
The Addictive Keys Studio Collection (VST/AU/standalone) is available to purchase for 179 EUR. The instruments are also available separately; The Studio Grand is currently 49 EUR (regular 99 EUR), Modern Upright 99 EUR and the Mark One costs 79 EUR. The Addictive Keys engine is included in all offers.
In addition to the Studio Collection, a free version of the Studio Grand – with 3 of the 6 recorded microphone perspectives, 49 of the 88 keys (4 octaves) – offers customers a way to try out the Addictive Keys platform, with the possibility to add one or more instruments as the need arises.