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XLN Audio ADpak Black Velvet

The Black Velvet ADpak is the sound you always wished you could afford!



This is an expansion product for Addictive Drums 
XLN Audio is proud to announce a release of a new ADpak for Addictive Drums!
Black Velvet – Loud | Large | Luxurious
DW Collector’s Series 6-piece drum kit
Fine selection of Zildjian cymbals
Large, epic sound that sits in the mix
Mix-ready presets and live MIDI beats
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!
The Recording
The Black Velvet ADpak was divided in two recording sessions where the drums were recorded in a large studio with a gymnasium hall sized recording room and the hi-hat and cymbals in a smaller damped space. This is a well-known technique in modern drum recordings, giving full control over the ambience by separating the drums and cymbals for minimal leakage. Both the kit and the cymbals were recorded with a vast selection of vintage and modern microphones in a great variety of setups and distances, capturing the richness and raw attitude of the drums in the massive room and the silky tight top-end of the cymbals and hi-hats – a combination that offers great variety for sculpting a high-end sound.
The Kit
The featured kit is a DW Collector’s Series, the flagship line of DW’s Custom Drums and a modern classic! The Black Velvet setup is a six-piece kit perfectly matched with a fine selection of Zildjian cymbals and hi-hats making it very easy to configure in Addictive Drums according to style, sound and needs.
The drums have a warm and crisp character with the perfect amount of grit and a well defined low-end. Tuned to make the massive recording room a perfect compliment and to give the overall sound a raw yet controlled and rich sound. The focus on the cymbals and hi-hats was, by placing them in a tight damped room, a more controlled approach resulting in a smooth and tight top-end in contrast to the low-end and big space in the drums.
Kit Pieces
  • Kick DW Collector’s Series 22x18”
  • Snare DW Collector’s Series 14x5”
  • Toms DW Collector’s Series: 10x8”, 12x9”, 14x14”, 16x16”
  • Hi Hats Zildjian K 13”
  • Zildjian A Custom 14”
  • Splashes Zildjian A Custom 8”
  • Zildjian A Custom 10”
  • Crashes Zildjian A Custom Crash 16”
  • Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash 18”
  • Chinas Zildjian FX Oriental Trash China 18”
  • Zildjian A Custom China 20”
  • Ride Zildjian K 22”
  • Xtra LP Tribell
System Requirements
This is an expansion product for Addictive Drums (sold separately).
Internet connection is required on your music computer for installation and authorization. 
This product requires 600 MB of free disk space.

Additional Information

Name XLN Audio ADpak Black Velvet
Manufacturer XLN Audio
Condition New
Shipping Option Free Shipping on orders over $94.72

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