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18.05.2014

Addictive 2 on its way

XLN Audio has announced the launch of Addictive Drums 2 on May 13, 2014.

The company is remaining tight-lipped about the changes in the new version, revealing only that “Addictive Drums 2 has tons of user-requested features as well as a few surprises.”.


16.05.2014

Drumdrops adds Mapex

Drumdrops has released the Mapex Heavy Rock Kit, available to buy as five separate packs. This kit is based on the Mapex Saturn Kit which is a favourite for many rock drummers. This kit is available as a Kontakt instrument, multiple sampler software, drum replacement software or just WAV samples.


15.05.2014

Groove3 explains Kontakt 5

Online trainer Groove3 has released KONTAKT 5 Update Explained in which studio master Mark Struthers explains the new features added to Native Instruments KONTAKT version 5.

Read all about the new products which made their debut at NAMM and those selected as the best of the best in digitalDrummer’s Readers’ Choice awards.

Reviews in this edition include two new drum amps from KAT Percussion, three more mesh heads in our Head2Head series as well as the latest VST offering, Fxpansion’s BFD3.

On the personal side, you can read about some reborn drummers who got a new lease on life thanks to e-drums.

We profile Mario DeCiutiis, the driving force behind Alternate Mode and its KAT products – and learn how Endre Huszar combines complex improvised musical textures on electronic drum pads and an acoustic kit.

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