AD2 Suite

Integrate Addictive Drums 2 with Ableton Live and Push

Push layout

64 pads for direct control

This Drum Rack integrates Addictive Drums 2 into Push’s drum layout, enabling you to use the step sequencer like you would with any other Drum Rack preset. Use a compact drumkit with 16 drum pads in Push’s Loop Selector and 16 Velocities layouts, or go to the 64 Pads layout to use all of the pads for additional snare, hihat, toms, rides, cymbals and flexis hits.


Intensity Control

Control the energy of the drummer with ease

This MIDI Effect Rack offers 8 Macro knobs which make it possible to easily control velocity values of incoming MIDI notes. Use the “Main Intensity” knob to control the entire drumkit at once, or use the 7 other knobs to control each of the kit pieces separately. Turn down a knob to get softer drum sounds, or turn it up for them to intensify.


Random Control

Humanise where necessary

Similar to Intensity Control, this MIDI Effect Rack has 8 Macro knobs that offer control over the randomness that’s applied to velocity values of incoming MIDI notes. The higher the value on the knob, the more random the velocity output becomes, resulting in samples with different intensities being triggered in Addictive Drums 2.


Ghost Note Generator

Add spontaneous ghost notes

The Ghost Note Generator creates ghost notes at random in a controlled environment. Use the length of MIDI notes to determine which notes may receive additional ghost notes for the duration of the initial note, and use the Chain Mute buttons on the right to determine which kit pieces are allowed to produce ghost notes in general. The Macro knobs control the max velocity output and can randomize velocity of the generated notes.


Clean mixer

Comprehensible and clear

The mixer in the Session View offers volume controls of all different kit pieces, while all the routing of audio and MIDI happens in collapsed tracks, out of view.

Works with any AD2 kit

The AD2 Suite comes with a project file from which you can easily import the entire Drum Rack channel into an existing project.

The AD2 Push Layout is configured to work with any Addictive Drums 2 kit, as long as the MIDI Map Preset inside the plugin is set to “AD2 Standard”.

Empty kit

The Addictive Drums plugin in the project file has an empty kit loaded by default, meaning you can build your kit from the ground up, or switch to one of your favourite preset kits.

Requirements

* Ghost Note Generator uses a Max for Live MIDI LFO. This plugin comes free with Live Suite in the Max for Live Essentials pack.

If you do not own Max for Live, see the manual for a workaround.

It’s free

AD2 Suite comes at no price, it’s free to be used and shared by anyone. I have fun creating tools that improve my personal workflow, so why not share them as well?

I used a lot of the early versions of AD2 Suite during the creation of the new Sed Project – Scandinavia album, which features a lot of humanized programmed drums. If you like my work here, feel free to check out the album through one of the following links: