We're currently living in the age of digital audio. Expansion Packs is an incredibly powerful tool that is essential to any music producer.

But there are so many different Expansion Packs plugins in the music production landscape, so we decided to create the ultimate list of the top Expansion Packs plugins today that will help you find the perfect fit.


Hybrid 3 Expansion: D. Ramirez

Expansion Packs by AIR Music Technology



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International dance label TOOLROOM and world renowned DJ/House Producer D. Ramirez delivers an EPIC collection consisting of 64 innovative custom built preset patches for the industry-leading virtual synth Hybrid 3. Instantly load LoFi Basses, Sub Basses, Pads, Arpeggiator Sequences, Transition FX drops and much more directly inside Hybrid 3 transforming your house production to maximum quality.   

D. Ramirez's career stretches over 20 years as one of the world's most respected names in electronic music, D. Ramirez is highly regarded as the driving force behind the tech-house sound that today's music is built on. His career has seen him play to sell out crowds across the globe at some of the world's most famous nightclubs. From holding residencies in some of the world's most iconic clubs, such as the famous Sankeys in Manchester and Ministry of Sound in London. Now load-up this personal collection of presets to inspire your own electronic productions.



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Beat Machine 1 + 2 Expansion Pack 01: The Knock

Expansion Packs by DopeSONIX



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Heavy Hitting Hip Hop Drum Kits

The Knock is the first expansion released for Beat Machine and we know you proper Hip Hop heads are gonna love it. This vital collection features 100 fat (and we mean FAT) new Hip Hop drum kits that explore the heavier style of Hip Hop production. This bundle is jam packed full of incredible drum samples including kicks that thump through the mix, snares that crack with the weight of a heavy stick and live sounding hi-hats and percussion that add that crucial atmosphere to any beat.

We initially processed all these samples through a hired Manley Massive Passive  Tube EQ and a borrowed EMU SP1200 but as much as the SP1200 made the kicks and snares bang it took quite a bit of sheen away from the hi-hats and percussion. We thought about this for a while then decided to run them through our trusty MPC3000 instead, which fattened them up nicely but kept the top end tight and crispy!




Features

  • Contains 100 fat and fresh Hip Hop drum kits
  • 50 Stereo kits and 50 multi-out kits
  • All the kits have been professionally EQ’ed and pre-mixed for instant use
  • 200  brand new, high quality Hip Hop drum samples
  • Flexible stereo and multi-out kits included
  • 100% Royalty free, no commercial licensing fees ever

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  • Beat Machine 1 or Beat Machine 2 are required to run this expansion pack

Important note: Beat Machine 1 or Beat Machine 2 are required to run this expansion pack.

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Flux Transitions Expansion Pack for The Riser

Expansion Packs by AIR Music Technology



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Please Note: You must already own The Riser to use this expansion.

Flux Transitions Expansion Pack for The Riser delivers 50 powered up energetic preset patches, elevating your music creativity into a new dimension. If you're producing electronic, film SFX, motion graphics, cinematic ambience, The Riser  "Flux Transitions" dynamically allows you to control and shape your sound to any production needs. Hi-Risers, Transformer FX, Robotic Drop, Drone Falls and Wide Stereo Transition are included inside this stunning expansion pack. All 50 new presets all fully editable either using the three included sound generators or you can assign any midi parameter, allowing fully customised automation inside The Riser.



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Mac OS X: 

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.12; Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 Recommended)
  • Installer Download Size: 140 MB (Mac)

PC:

  • Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1; Minimum Dual Core 2GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended)
  • Installer Download Size: 250 MB 

Formats:

VST (32 bit and 64 bit) qualified for:

  • Ableton Live, Cubase, Arsenal

AU (64 bit only) qualified for:

  • Logic Pro X

AAX qualified for:

  • ProTools 10.3 (32 bit), ProTools 11.x (64 bit)

Please Note:

  • iLok account required (a physical iLok dongle is not required)

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Vacuum Pro Expansion: Fresh Air Pack Vol 1

Expansion Packs by AIR Music Technology



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Please Note: You must already own Vacuum Pro to use this expansion.

Fresh Air Pack Vol 1: Vacuum Pro. Dust off over 200 exclusive never-before-heard patches that perfectly capture the crunchy, warm sound of the analog era. Whether you’re creating the soundtrack to your next dystopian masterpiece or simply want to relive the sounds of yesteryear, don’t miss this pack! Ranging from warm and pristine to downright dirty, this expansion pack energizes your music with a fresh injection of top quality sounds. 



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Mac: 

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.12; Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 Recommended)

PC: 

  • Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1; Minimum Dual Core 2GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended)

Formats:

VST (32 bit and 64 bit) qualified for:

  • Ableton Live, Cubase, Arsenal

AU (64 bit only) qualified for:

  • Logic Pro X

AAX qualified for:

  • ProTools 11.x (64 bit)

RTAS qualified for:

  • 32-bit ProTools

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  • Minimum RAM 4GB (8GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB free hard drive space required (Download and Installation)
  • Internet Access Required (Download and Authorization)
  • You must already own Vacuum Pro to use this expansion
  • No iLok key required

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BFD London Sessions

Expansion Packs by BFD



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BFD London Sessions is an expansion pack for BFD3BFD Eco featuring the BFD2 factory library recorded at London's AIR Studios. It includes a detailed collection of 10 vintage and modern kits with dramatic room sounds tracked through the magic of a custom Neve console.


With 49GB of data and over 80 kit-pieces offering huge timbral variety, BFD London Sessions also provides a wide range of mixing options. The legendary room at AIR's Lyndhurst Hall is captured by 2 pairs of room mics including a mid/side set capable of anything from true mono to richly expanded stereo. The mixing flexibility is further enhanced by 3 direct snare mics and far room mics packed with character and a huge sense of space.

The Neve console's AIR Montserrat preamps and Prism converters are used throughout, resulting in a warm yet defined sound. A huge range of rock sounds are made possible by the room mics while the punchy direct mics and silky overheads are suitable for all kinds of music from funk and jazz to pop, country and much more.




Features

  • Expansion for BFD3BFD Eco
  • Original BFD2 library recorded at London's AIR Studios
  • Recorded with premium mics and a warm signal path
  • Mid/Side close room for true mono or expanded stereo
  • Dramatic, powerful far room mics
  • Huge kicks & detailed snares
  • Hihats with 11 articulations
  • Cymbals with bell and edge hits
  • 49GB of multi-channel, 24-bit 44.1 kHz audio

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  • Windows 7 or later (Windows)
  • OSX 10.6.8 and above (Mac)
  • Expansion for BFD3BFD Eco
  • Internet connection for download and authorization

Disk space requirements:

  • BFD3 version: 27 GB
  • BFD Eco version: 18.5 GB

Please note: BFD3 or BFD Eco  (v2.1 or higher) is required to run this Expansion Pack.

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BFD Sphere

Expansion Packs by BFD



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BFD Sphere is a hard rock and metal expansion pack for BFD3BFD Eco and BFD2 produced by Tesseract and 4D Sounds founder Acle Kahney. Conceived as Kahney's ideal drum sound, the pack was recorded with Francesco Cameli (Bullet For My Valentine, Queen, Phil Collins, New Model Army and more) at London's Sphere Studios before its relocation.

The pack includes high-detail 4-tom DW and Vibe kits alongside a Ludwig Black Beauty snare. Drums were tuned to complement the acoustics of Sphere's live room and were hit by Jamie Postones (Tesseract) and Mike Malyan (Monuments) - highly skilled drummers well respected for bringing a new force to modern drumming. Neve preamps were used throughout for warmth and definition.

As well as the natural kits, BFD Sphere comes with additional processed versions designed to be dropped straight into metal and hard rock mixes. All kits feature presets in BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 formats with factory cymbals and hihats. Please note that the included snare features Hit and Rimshot articulations only.




Features

  • Expansion for BFD3BFD Eco & BFD2
  • Conceived by Tesseract founder Acle Kahney
  • 4-tom DW and Vibe kits with Black Beauty snare
  • Natural and mix-processed versions
  • Geared towards metal and hard rock styles
  • Presets supplied with factory BFD cymbals

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  • Windows 7 or later (Windows)
  • OSX 10.6.8 and above (Mac)
  • BFD3BFD Eco or BFD2 (v2.1 or higher)
  • Internet connection for download and authorization

Disk space requirements:

  • BFD3 version: 2.4 GB
  • BFD Eco/BFD2 version: 4.4 GB

Please note: BFD3BFD Eco or BFD2 (v2.1 or higher) is required to run this Expansion Pack.

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BFD Oblivion

Expansion Packs by BFD



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BFD Oblivion is an expansion for BFD3BFD Eco and BFD2 designed to provide ready-to-use heavy rock and metal drum sounds. The included sounds are inspired by genres like post-metal, sludge, prog-metal and alt-rock and are intended to have the punch to slice through the densest walls of guitars.

Based around 3 different versions of a Mapex Orion kit with Mapex brass and Brady jarrah wood snares, each with different degrees of processing, BFD Oblivion also contains cymbals from Bosphorus, Zildjian and Paiste in natural and processed versions. Crafted by an in-house team obsessed with metal, BFD Oblivion is processed heavily so you don't have to - just add your hardest guitars and basses to create an authentic foundation for all kinds of rock and metal music.




Features

  • Expansion for BFD3BFD Eco & BFD2
  • Mix-processed drums, ready to drop into your productions!
  • Mapex Orion drumkit: 22" kick with 10", 12", and 14" toms
  • Mapex Brass Master snare and 13" Brady jarrah snare
  • Cymbals and hihat from Bosphorus, Zildjian and Paiste
  • Kick with felt and plastic beaters

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  • Windows 7 or later (Windows)
  • OSX 10.6.8 and above (Mac)
  • BFD3BFD Eco or BFD2 (v2.1 or higher)
  • Internet connection for download and authorization


Disk space requirements:

  • BFD3 version: 11.7GB
  • BFD Eco/BFD2 version: 32GB

Please note: BFD3BFD Eco or BFD2 (v2.1 or higher) is required to run this Expansion Pack.

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Hybrid 3 Expansion: Analog Trap

Expansion Packs by AIR Music Technology



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Trap is takin' over da map, claiming its own territory on the maps of both mainstream and underground music and Prime Loops is one step ahead of game with this brand new offering! If Trap is a predatory creature, then the synthesizer is the sting in its tail and ANALOG TRAP is here to help you take out the competition!

Beneath that brazen sub-bass and riding high above those head-knockin' 808 kicks, synths are a major player in the sound of Trap. We've crafted every imaginable Trap flavor into this Exclusive Hybrid 3 Expansion, from thick, submerged basslines and edgy, rhythmic synth grooves to spooky, haunting analog arps and leads! If you're looking for some heavy high-end frequencies with a little extra electronic bite, inspired by the likes of Dillon Francis, Trapzilla, Baauer, Luminox and RL Grime then look no further than Hybrid 3 - ANALOG TRAP.



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BFD Sabian Digital Vault

Expansion Packs by BFD



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BFD Sabian Digital Vault is a diverse cymbal collection for BFD3BFD Eco and BFD2 full of classic, prototype and one-off cymbals from the Sabian archives.

A huge variety of meticulously sampled ride, crash, splash, china and effect cymbals is featured alongside fascinating percussion cymbals and 4 hyper-detailed hihats. Other highlights include unique stacked cymbal setups as well as HHX and AAX series favourites. Selected instruments are also presented in mallet and brush versions. The recordings were conducted by sampling guru John Emrich with an emphasis on inspiring new and exciting cymbal parts.

BFD Sabian Digital Vault is suitable for all styles of music and comes with kit presets using factory drums in BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.




Features

  • Expansion for BFD3BFD Eco & BFD2
  • 41 instruments in total
  • Rides, crashes, splashes, chinas, hihats
  • Percussion, effect and stacked cymbals
  • Selected mallet and brush versions
  • Kit presets with factory drums

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  • Expansion for BFD3BFD Eco & BFD2
  • Windows 7 or later (Windows)
  • OSX 10.6.8 and above (Mac)
  • BFD3, BFD2.1 or BFD Eco
  • Internet connection for download and authorization

Disk space requirements:

  • BFD3 version: 12 GB for a full install (reduced detail options also available)
  • BFD Eco/BFD2 version: 24 GB for a full install (reduced detail options also available)

Please note: BFD3BFD Eco or BFD2 (v2.1 or higher) is required to run this Expansion Pack.

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BFD Virtually Erskine

Expansion Packs by BFD



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BFD Virtually Erskine is an expansion pack for BFD3BFD Eco and BFD2 featuring 2 stunning kits played by the legendary drummer Peter Erskine. Having played with some of the biggest names in jazz, pop and rock such as Weather Report, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush, Peter Erskine's drum sound and groove are perpetually in demand.

Included are 2 of Peter's own DW kits alongside a selection of his favourite Zildjian cymbals. Peter played all articulations for the sessions which were recorded in meticulous detail in his own studio. Recorded by experienced BFD sampling guru John Emrich for Cymbal Masters, the pack features almost 15GB of highly detailed drum audio data including selected stick and brush versions. BFD Virtually Erskine is suitable for jazz, pop, rock, fusion and all other forms of music that require controlled but powerful drums.

Features

  • Expansion for BFD3BFD Eco & BFD2
  • Jazz and rock kits played by Peter Erskine
  • Recorded in Peter's personal studio
  • 3 kicks, 5 toms, 2 snares
  • 7 cymbals, 1 hihat, 1 cowbell
  • Brushed versions of selected instruments



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  • Windows 7 or later (Windows)
  • OSX 10.6.8 and above (Mac)
  • BFD3BFD Eco or BFD2 (v2.1 or higher)
  • Internet connection for download and authorization

Disk space requirements:

  • BFD3 version: 6.5GB for a full install
  • BFD Eco/BFD2 version: 15GB for a full install

Please note: BFD3BFD Eco or BFD2 (v2.1 or higher) is required to run this Expansion Pack.

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Classic Analog Expansion Pack (For SIGNAL)

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Expand your SIGNAL preset library with 125 new tape loop presets!

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  • The sound of classic analog synths
  • 100 Presets

For use with SIGNAL



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  • Please note: This expansion pack requires Signal

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Hybrid 3 Expansion: Mark Knight

Expansion Packs by AIR Music Technology



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​International dance label TOOLROOM and Global DJ/House Producer Mark Knight bring an electrifying collection of 64 heart stopping custom built preset patches for the industry leading virtual synth Hybrid 3. Load killer Organ Basses, Sub Basses, Deep Ambient Pads, Melodic Arpeggiators, Transition drops and much more directly inside Hybrid 3, transforming your house production to maximum quality.



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Hybrid 3 Expansion: Rene Amesz

Expansion Packs by AIR Music Technology



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International dance label TOOLROOM and world renowned DJ/House Producer Rene Amesz deliver an unparalleled collection of custom built preset patches for the industry leading virtual synth Hybrid 3. Instantly load from 64 professional created patches ranging from LoFi Basses, Sub Basses, Pads,  Arpeggiator Sequences, Transition FX drops and much more directly inside Hybrid 3 transforming your house production to the limits.



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VirtualCZ Expansion Pack: Dark Element

Expansion Packs by Plugin Boutique



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Introducing the Dark Element Expansion Pack for our Phase Distortion Synth - VirtualCZ!

Created by Bristol based DJ/Producer D Product, Dark Element is an array of cutting edge VirtualCZ presets that have been designed to inject your productions with a futuristic sound that can be applied across all electronica genres. Releasing music for well over a decade D Product has been involved with some of the biggest and best Drum & Bass collectives including Roni Size's Reprezent and Full Cycle along with being a resident DJ at London's legendary club - Fabric.

Some Words From D Product...

"When I was approached to make a bank for the CZ emulation I jumped at the chance, the CZ series was a big part of the original Jungle sound from the late 90's. I wanted to create was a bank that was usable for all genres but leaning towards a Drum and Bass sound. I hope you find them useful in your productions and thanks for checking out the presets".

Suitable for the Following Genres:

  • Drum & Bass
  • Dubstep
  • Electro
  • EDM
  • Techno
  • Tech House
  • Ambient



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  • 64 Presets
  • 8 Sequences
  • 5 Keyboards

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  • The full version of VirtualCZ is required to run this expansion pack.

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's VirtualCZ Synthesiser is required to run this software!

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Hybrid 3 Expansion: Tocadisco

Expansion Packs by AIR Music Technology



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​International dance label TOOLROOM and global DJ/House Producer Tocadisco delivers an incredible collection of 64 club slamming custom built preset patches for the industry-leading virtual synth Hybrid 3. Instantly load killer Basses, Sub Basses, Moving Ambient Pads, Arpeggiator Sequences, Transition drops and much more directly inside Hybrid 3 transforming your house production to maximum quality.   

Tocadisco sounds delivers over 15 years experience, producing 100's of remixes for artists such as David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Moby, Tiga, & Petshop Boys. These sounds will inspire the most demanding production needs at your fingertips.



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Hybrid 3 Expansion: Marco Lys

Expansion Packs by AIR Music Technology



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​International dance label TOOLROOM and global DJ/House producer Marco Lys deliver a collection of exclusive custom built preset patches for the industry-leading virtual synth Hybrid 3. Instantly load from 64 professional created patches ranging from TechBasses, Sub Basses, Pads, Arpeggiator Sequences, Transition FX drops and much more directly inside Hybrid 3, transforming your house production to the limits.

Marco Lys's reputation has been forged on endless days in the studio perfecting his unique sound of electro tinged house, and demand for his sound has continued to grow with every piece of production that he works his magic on. Marco Lys's career is testament to those who feel that things come too easy for the modern day electronic music producer, but to all those in the industry who have been involved with his work, none are surprised at his success. These custom built patches will add quality and punch to your productions, elevating your tracks to the next level.



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BigKick Expansion V7 -Tech House Kicks with Jamie Anderson

Expansion Packs by Plugin Boutique



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Our Seventh BigKick Expansion Comes from one of the Best Loved DJ/Producers in the Tech House World - Jamie Anderson

There are few electronic music lovers that haven’t already heard Jamie Anderson’s work. He has proved himself as a long-term force to be reckoned within the dance music scene, not only through his own broad spectrum of production talents across the colours of dance music but also from his exceptionally high quality DJ and live performances around the globe.

“…elevating the sound of what Detroit was all about. He’s taken it to another level…” Derrick May.

Since it's release Jamie has been championing BigKick within his productions which have featured on Cocoon, Rekids, NRK, Harthouse and his own Artform Records.. 

Some Words From Jamie Anderson..

"For me the kick drum is the main element that can either make or break a track so having full control over this instrument is vital. The ability to use your own top end kick samples to add flavour as you tweak the body punch and tune the low bass while mixing in some drive and crunch is exceptionally rewarding - highly recommended!"

"Each attack kick has been proccessed to obtain the right amount of character then each preset carefully tweaked to add a solid bottom end. Sending all your drum channels to a seperate bus with an appropriate amount of compression, EQ and saturation will deliver stunning results with these kick drums".

At his Berlin based studio Jamie has crafted a pack of 64 Big Kick kick drum presets especially designed for modern Tech House and Techno productions but transferable to all modern dance music.




Features

  • 64 crafted kick drum presets
  • 32 attack hits
  • 32 attack presets
  • Simply load in your presets with the new BigKick Preset Manager

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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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Chris Cowie - Re-Nerve Expansion Pack

Expansion Packs by Loopmasters



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Important note: Either Native Instruments Kontakt 4+ or Xfer Records Nerve Software Drum Machine is required to run this software.

Loopmasters is proud to present Chris Cowie Re-Nerve, a brand new collection of ready to use drum kits and presets for arguably one of the best sounding drum machine plug ins available, Nerve by Xfer Records and Industry standard Sampler Kontakt 4 by Native Instruments.

Nerve is a powerful software drum machine and is a firm favourite with Chris Cowie, so he decided to use his extensive production skills and prepare a unique pack of extremely versatile drum kits that are club ready for any peak time productions including Electro, House, Tech House, Progressive, Trance, Dubstep and more.

Using the extensive editing and modulation parameters of both Nerve and Kontakt Chris has produced some of the most instantly usable drum kits available with pre programmed demo patterns in Nerve and Midi files of the patterns for Kontakt Users.

Chris has spent a lot of time ensuring each individual sound is perfectly tuned and eq-ed and set at exactly the right volume so each kit will sit perfectly in a mix and leave little if any further production and in fact are now his “go to kits” for his own productions. Each kit has been key mapped the same way so it is easy to switch between kits when auditioning.

In Detail expect to find 250Mb of Kontakt content and 455Mb of Nerve content, all samples recorded at 24Bit Quality including 50 Kontakt Kits, 50 MIDI Files, 40 Nerve Kits and 40 Nerve Presets

If you use Nerve or Kontakt 4 then this is the pack you have been waiting for, so check out the demo which highlights just a few of the incredible ready to play drum kits with no other processing or mastering applied to show off their true punchy potential.




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  • 50 Patterns
  • 515 One Shot Wav Samples

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  • Native Instruments' Massive Synth is required or Xfer Records Nerve Software Drum Machine is required.

Important note: Either Native Instruments Kontakt 4+ or Xfer Records Nerve Software Drum Machine is required to run the full contents of this Expansion Pack.

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BigKick Expansion V8 - Techno Kicks V2 with Florian Meindl

Expansion Packs by Plugin Boutique



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Our Eighth BigKick Expansion Comes Courtesy of Berlin Based Techno Producer Florian Meindl

Florian's Meindl is a DJ, live performer, studio producer and sound designer. In addition to numerous collaborations with international artists he runs his own Techno label FLASH Recordings and Riemann Modular, which is Florian's new studio gear company specialising in Eurorack Modules. Being regularly featured in production magazines such “FutureMusic” and running his own highly successful loops & sample label “Riemann Kollektion” we were glad to hear he was a using the BigKick and up for sharing his creations from within. 

Having just self released his latest LP 'Collide' on FLASH Recordings 2015 has been off to a great start for Florian. The LP follows in the musical footsteps of previous releases: deep techno embodying Florian's musical vision with minor chords meeting rough organic analogue drums. Collide takes the listener on a dark techno journey including collaboration with studio wizard Jamie Anderson. You can find his Remixes on labels like Octopus, FLASH, Phobiq and Boxer - Florian is resident in the creative Studio complex Riverside Studios Berlin.

The Techno Kicks V2 is a collection of Kicks created by Florian Meindl ready to be used in any composition of electronic music.

A Word From Florian...

"I carefully crafted these 64 completely unique Techno Kick-Drums with a combination of my analogue modular system, a real 909, 808 and a warm, rough Mackie Oldschool-Mixer. This kind of sound is perfect for modern rough analogue Techno tracks played in Berghain and the top clubs around the world".




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  • 64 crafted kick drum presets
  • 32 attack hits
  • 32 attack presets
  • Simply load in your presets with the new BigKick Preset Manager

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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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BigKick Expansion V9 - Techno Kicks V3 with Dave Angel

Expansion Packs by Plugin Boutique



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Our Ninth BigKick Expansion Comes Courtesy of Techno Pioneer - Dave Angel

As a major force in the Techno/Acid House scene Dave Angel's status as a 'legend' is anything but hyperbole. Pioneering the Techno movement from an early age Dave has seen his music feature highly in the UK singles charts. His production's paved the way to a worldwide DJ schedule along with remix duties for The Eurythmics, Orbital, Roni Size and Carl Cox.

Since this initial success Dave has not lost his drive to create forward thinking music which continues to be regarded as some of the most influential out there. Since becoming a BigKick user Dave has been designing kicks utilising all the attacks he has built, sampled and used over the years. This collection of 64 presets is suitable and transferable to all modern genres.

The Techno Kicks V3 is a collection of Kicks created by Dave Angel ready to be used in any composition of electronic music.

A Word From Dave Angel...

"This is a pack of my own personal kicks that I have built and used in recent productions. Feel free to use them however you wish and boost even more power using this beautiful BigKick plugin. Enjoy!"




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  • 64 crafted kick drum presets
  • 32 attack hits
  • 32 attack presets
  • Simply load in your presets with the new BigKick Preset Manager

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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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Tape Loop Expansion Pack (for SIGNAL)

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Expand your SIGNAL preset library with 125 new tape loop presets!




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  • 125 Signal Presets
  • Unique rhythmic and creative playable tape loops for modern production

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BigKick Expansion V11 - House Kicks V2 with Full Intention

Expansion Packs by Plugin Boutique



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Our Eleventh BigKick Expansion has been Carefully Crafted by the UK Grammy Nominated House Producers & Remixers - Jon Pearn & Michael Gray a.k.a 'Full Intention'

For the last 15 years Full Intention have been a pioneering force on the global dance music scene. The pair have secured a seemingly non-stop string of great releases and remixes, escalating the duo to true global status. 

Full Intention have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Jamiroquai, Whitney Houston, Barbara Tucker, Brandy, Ultra Nate Inner City and not to forget the Grammy nomination for their remix of George Michael’s “Amazing”. Since its release the pair have been using BigKick in their productions and we are very happy to present this expertly constructed expansion of 64 Kick Drums designed for House Music but transferable to many other genres.

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  • 64 crafted kick drum presets
  • 32 attack hits
  • 32 attack presets
  • Simply load in your presets with the new BigKick Preset Manager



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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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Glow Expansion Pack (for SIGNAL)

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Expand your SIGNAL preset library with 100 new dance and pop presets!

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  • 100 Signal Presets
  • Driving pulse of iconic dance and pop hits



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Translucence Expansion (for REV)

Expansion Packs by Output



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Expand your REV preset library with 100 new ethereal presets!




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  • 100 REV Presets
  • Light, airy and ethereal

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Beat Machine 1 + 2 Expansion Pack 02: Live Elements

Expansion Packs by DopeSONIX



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Vintage & Modern Live Hip Hop Drum Kits

“Live Elements” is the second expansion released for Beat Machine and we are really excited about this one. This dope collection features 100 fresh new Hip Hop drum kits that explore the current trend of using live drums in Hip Hop production. This collection is filled with authentic drum samples including kicks that bang, snares that cut through any mix and atmospheric hi-hats and percussion that add that vital element to any beat.

We love the sound of real live drums, especially when used within a Hip Hop context, whether its the big stadium sound of MMG, the dusty vibes of J Dilla or even the abstract shuffles utilised by Flying Lotus but sweetened by Kendrick Lamar, more and more producers are starting to realise how dope live drums can sound, laced in beat.

Features:

  • Contains 100 brand new live drum kits
  • 50 Stereo kits and 50 multi-out kits
  • All the kits have been professionally EQ’ed and pre-mixed for instant use
  • 200  brand new, high quality real drum samples
  • Flexible stereo and multi-out kits included
  • 100% Royalty free, no commercial licensing fees ever



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  • Beat Machine 1 or Beat Machine 2 are required to run this expansion pack

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VirtualCZ Expansion Pack: Retro Electro

Expansion Packs by Plugin Boutique



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Introducing the Third Expansion Pack for our Phase Distortion Synth - VirtualCZ!

Being product's of the 80's, the original CZ synths were used on countless Electro and Synth Pop records. We pay homage to this golden era with Retro Electro curated by Scott Diaz. A nostalgic selection of warm polyphonic keys, neon leads, phat basses and fx crafted for a perfect 80's retro sound. 

Some Words From Scott Diaz...

“I was lucky enough to have access to real CZ many years back and it always struck me what a versatile synth it was. I wanted to showcase where I think it’s strongest and so with that in mind I have put together ‘Retro Essentials’. The vibe here is fat, warm melodics, neon leads and analogue inspired basses suitable for electro funk, nu disco, indie dance and really anybody looking to create authentic retro electronica".




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  • The full version of VirtualCZ is required to run this expansion pack.

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's VirtualCZ Synthesiser is required to run this software!

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Carbon Electra Expansion Pack: Dark Horizon

Expansion Packs by Plugin Boutique



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An awesome collection of 64 deep and expertly produced presets for the Carbon Electra synthesizer. Dark Horizon includes intense basses, cinematic atmospherics, full bodied stabs, keys and complex sequences. This expansion is ideal for all producers of genres including Drum & Bass, Techno, Dubstep, Tech-House and Film Scoring. 

Designed by Berlin based Drum & Bass producer Lockjaw, the pack features many sounds used from within his own productions. Lockjaw has been steadily crafting his sound for the last few years and is now an artist on what is arguably one of the most ground breaking labels within the scene currently: Noisia's Invisible Recordings.

A Word from Lockjaw

"I was fortunate to be approached by Plugin Boutique to make this pack for Electra. I was excited to get my hands on a new synth for the first time and dive head in. I went about creating a variety of patches that I would like to hear in my own productions and found out very quickly that the synth is exceptionally intuitive. I started creating leads and lush pads, as well as very solid basses. This patch pack is suitable especially for drum and bass producers but all the sounds will find great homes in any genre of electronic music".




Features

  • Bass x 24 
  • Leads x 13

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  • The full version of Carbon Electra: Version 1.11 + is required to run this expansion pack.

Important Notes: 

  • Existing Carbon Electra users must update to v1.11 to be able load and use this expansion pack.
  • The full version of Carbon Electra: Version 1.11 + is required to run this software!

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BigKick Expansion V10 - Progressive House Kicks V2 with Kris O'Neil

Expansion Packs by Plugin Boutique



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Our Tenth BigKick Expansion has been carefully crafted by the Danish Progressive House Producer - Kris O'Neil

Known for his unique style and flawless production in electronic dance music Kris is definitely among the finest and fastest rising talents to come out of Scandinavia. With a sound that fuses genres this set of Kicks would be a welcome addition to House, Techno, EDM and Progressive productions.

A Word From Kris O'Neil...

"When making dance music, there’s no doubt that the kick is one of the most important elements. There are some cool packs out there, but often you’ll only find a few kicks per pack that are actually useful. When making the pack, I went for 64 kicks that would all be useful for my productions. Every single one of them is tested in context, and made from sounds I have actually used in my tracks over the years. If you like your kicks snappy and punchy, this one is definitely for you!"




Features

  • 64 crafted kick drum presets
  • 32 attack hits
  • 32 attack presets
  • Simply load in your presets with the new BigKick Preset Manager

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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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Studio Prog ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

If you're working on progressive rock or other experimental music with complex rhythms and intricate playing, the Studio Prog kit is for you. This balanced kit has a detailed sound that shows off your smallest nuances while still retaining the punch and power of a real rock kit.

DW Collector's Kit with Sabian and Paiste Cymbals

The Studio Prog ADpak is based around a DW Collector's kit with a collection of Sabian and Paiste cymbals. This combination of drums and cymbals provides an even, balanced tone that is perfect for progressive genres where technical and precise drumming is required.

The included presets provide instant access to a inspiring sounds ranging from clean and pristine to distorted and heavily processed. Use presets as-is or easily tweak them to achieve a unique sound that's exactly right for your music.

Features:

  • World-class drums and studio
  • Radio-ready presets
  • Perfect for: Prog Rock, Experimental

The Studio Prog Kit Includes:

Kick: 

  • 20x16" DW Collector's 

Snares: 

  • 14x5.5" DW Craviotto
  • 14x5" DW Collector's Copper

Toms: 

  • DW Collector's (x5) 

Hi-Hat: 

  • 15" Sabian HH 

Ride: 

  • 21" Sabian AAX Stage

China: 

  • 22" Paiste Soundcreation Dark 

Crashes: 

  • 16" Paiste Signature Fast 
  • 17" Paiste Signature Dark Energy
  • 20" Sabian HHXtreme 

Splash:

  • 12" Sabian HHX 

Extra:

  • LP Black Beauty Cowbell



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  • Please Note: This product is an expansion for Addictive Drums 2. You must own Addictive Drums 2 in order to use this product.

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Black Oyster ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

With a carefully recorded Ludwig Black Oyster drum kit, you will have everything you need to get that early 60s sound made famous by Ringo and the Beatles. 17 production-ready presets provide instant access to vintage and modern production techniques.

A groovy Ringo Starr-inspired kit that takes you back to the days of The Beatles. This ADpak works perfectly for anything from early 60s Motown to the psychedelic pop of the late 60s. Medium sizes and coated heads give you a genuine pop sound that is period correct.

The included presets provide instant access to a inspiring sounds ranging from clean and pristine to distorted and heavily processed. Use presets as-is or easily tweak them to achieve a unique sound that's exactly right for your music.

The Black Oyster Kit Includes:

Kick:

  • 20x16" Ludwig Black Oyster Vintage 

Snare:

  • 14x5" Ludwig Vintage

Toms:

  • 12" Ludwig Black Oyster Vintage
  • 13" Ludwig Black Oyster Vintage
  • 16" Ludwig Black Oyster Vintage

Cymbals:

  • 14" Paiste 2002 Hihat
  • 14" Paiste 2002 Hihat with ching-ring
  • 16" Paiste 2002 Crash
  • 18" Paiste 2002 Crash
  • 20" Paiste Medium Crash
  • 21" Meinl Byzance Dark Ride

Extras:

  • Ludwig Double Brass Tambourine
  • Meinl Steel Bell Medium HH Cowbell

Features:

  • Authentic early-60s drum kit
  • Production-ready presets
  • Classic and modern sounds



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  • Please Note: This product is an expansion for Addictive Drums 2. You must own Addictive Drums 2 in order to use this product.

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Percussive Layers for Texture

Expansion Packs by Devious Machines



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Percussive Layers

Extend Texture with 650 new one-shot sounds, and many new presets, for drum layering and enhancement. Percussive Layers is a powerful toolkit of transients, bass hits, impacts, sweeteners, tails and more. Designed for use with Texture’s auto-triggering, beefing up that kick drum or fixing that snare has never been easier.

Use Percussive Layers for Texture to:

  • Add bite, body or character to build perfect drum tones
  • Create unique new spins on classic drum machine sounds
  • Replace entire drum tracks with new samples, automatically
  • Add attack transients to synths and bass sounds
  • Help drums punch through the mix
  • Enhance existing Foley or field recordings

Contents

Includes 650 sounds covering: bass attacks, bass kickers, bass tails, bells, clap layers, hi-hats, fizzes, effects, glitches, hand percussion, percussion, mid-attacks, mid-thumps and mid-hits, reverb tails, shakers, slaps, snares, snare rattles, top-attacks and transients. And about 100 presets to help you get started.



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  • Devious Machines Texture 1.7.4 or later

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Retroplex ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

The Retroplex kit captures the bold, outrageous drum sounds of legendary glam rock artists like David Bowie and Lou Reed in painstaking detail. Production-ready presets provide instant access to both vintage and modern production techniques.

The acrylic see-through Vistalite drums became popular in the early 70s for their great looks, fast attack and clear sustain. Drumming legend Keith Moon (The Who) played live sets with an extra water-filled Vistalite floor tom used as a fishbowl!

The included presets provide instant access to inspiring sounds ranging from clean and pristine to distorted and heavily processed. Use presets as-is or easily tweak them to achieve a unique sound that's exactly right for your music.

The Retroplex kit includes:

Kick:

  • 22x16" Ludwig Vistalite
  • 24x16" Ludwig Vistalite 

Snare:

  • 14x5" Ludwig Vistalite 

Toms:

  • 12" Ludwig Vistalite
  • 13" Ludwig Vistalite
  • 14" Ludwig Vistalite
  • 16" Ludwig Vistalite

Cymbals:

  • 15" Zildjian Vintage Hihat
  • 17" Zildjian A Custom Crash
  • 18" Zildjian A Thin Crash, 18" Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash, 22" Zildjian K Constantinople Medium Ride 

Extras:

  • Meinl Double Steel Tambourine
  • Meinl Steel Bell Large Cowbell

Features:

  • Authentic Ludwig "plexi" kit
  • Production-ready presets
  • Classic and modern sounds



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  • Please Note: This product is an expansion for Addictive Drums 2. You must own Addictive Drums 2 in order to use this product.

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Modern Jazz Brushes ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

With brushes it's all about the nuances and accents. Our RealSweep system lets you make realistic sweeps complete with accent strokes and lifelike stops resulting in the most irresistible grooves! Production-ready presets give you instant access to great sounds.

The Modern Jazz Brushes ADpak features a beautiful Premier Gen-X drum set and a mint condition Ludwig Acrolite snare drum famous for its rich sound and tone. The drums are played with brushes and have been tuned up slightly for a Modern Jazz sound. With a setup of some of the finest cymbals from Meinl, Paiste and Sabian this kit has everything you need to produce outstanding jazz tracks.

Our RealSweep system allows you to make accents in the sweeps without interupting the sweep motion. You can also stop the sweep at any time for pauses. This gives you extremely realistic brush performances for an irresistible groove! If you need some inspiration, our Jazz Brushes Grooves MIDIpak features excellent performances by professional drummers and makes great use of RealSweep!

The Modern Jazz Brushes kit contains:

Kick:

  • 18x14" Premier Gen-X (played with soft beater)

Snare:

  • 14x5" Ludwig Acrolite 

Toms:

  • 10x8" Premier Gen-X
  • 12x8" Premier Gen-X
  • 14x14" Premier Gen-X
  • 16x16" Premier Gen-X

Cymbals:

  • 14" Sabian HHX Groove Hats Hihat
  • 18" Meinl Byzance Crash
  • 18" Paiste Mellow Crash
  • 19" Sabian HHXtreme Crash
  • 21" Meinl Byzance Medium Ride 

Extra:

  • Meinl Single Chrome Tambourine

Features:

  • Premier kit (played with brushes)
  • Realistic brushing with RealSweep
  • Production-ready presets



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  • Please Note: This product is an expansion for Addictive Drums 2. You must own Addictive Drums 2 in order to use this product.

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Modern Jazz Sticks ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

Modern jazz has a certain sound that is just not possible to attain with typical rock/pop/funk kits. Jazz needs tight, balanced drums that are tuned up slightly to sound right. This kit delivers the perfect jazz sound and its great presets let you get to work instantly.

The Modern Jazz Sticks ADpak features the same beautiful Premier Gen-X drum set and mint condition Ludwig Acrolite snare drum as our acclaimed Modern Jazz Brushes ADpak. The drums have been tuned up slightly for a modern jazz sound. With a setup of some of the finest cymbals from Meinl, Paiste and Sabian this ADpak gives you everything you need to make great tracks.

This ADpak includes professionally designed presets that help you start making great music instantly. It's also possible to tweak any of the presets using the simple, musician-centric interface of Addictive Drums 2. If you need some inspiration, our Jazz Sticks Grooves MIDIpak features professional drumming that you can use in your productions.

The Modern Jazz Sticks Kit Contains

Kick:

  • 18x14" Premier Gen-X (played with wood beater)

Snare:

  • 14x5" Ludwig Acrolite 

Toms: 

  • 10x8" Premier Gen-X 
  • 12x8" Premier Gen-X 
  • 14x14" Premier Gen-X 
  • 16x16" Premier Gen-X

Cymbals:

  • 14" Sabian HHX Groove Hats Hihat 
  • 18" Meinl Byzance Crash 
  • 18" Paiste Mellow Crash 
  • 19" Sabian HHXtreme Crash 
  • 21" Meinl Byzance Medium Ride 

Extra:

  • Meinl Small Black Cowbell

Features:

  • Premier kit (played with sticks)
  • Tuned up for modern jazz sound
  • Production-ready presets



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  • Please Note: This product is an expansion for Addictive Drums 2. You must own Addictive Drums 2 in order to use this product.

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Funk ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

The Funk ADpak is based on a masterpiece: the Pearl Reference drum kit. XLN Audio recorded it with absolute fidelity in a top studio and had top sound engineers craft the funkiest presets you've ever heard. Craft your own sounds or use any of the 30+ production-ready presets to get to work instantly.

The Pearl Reference Series drum kit is a masterpiece. To perfect the sound, Pearl engineered and designed each drum individually. Depending on size and depth, each drum has its own unique thickness and combination of wood types for the ultimate sound and resonance. The result is one of the best sounding drum kits on the market and the choice for many world-renowned drummers including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Dennis Chambers (Santana).

Get instant funk action from over 30 mix-ready presets designed by professional studio engineers. These presets give you instant access to a variety of sounds ranging from clean and tight, to roomy and natural, and even some more heavily processed sounds. You can use these presets as-is or easily edit them to fit your needs. If you need inspiration, our collection of Funk-based MIDIpaks have tons of professionally played beats you can use in your own music.

The Funk Kit Contains the Following:

Kick:

  • 22x16" Pearl Reference 

Snare:

  • 14x5" Pearl Reference 

Toms: 

  • 10x8" Pearl Reference 
  • 12x10" Pearl Reference 
  • 14x14" Pearl Reference 
  • 16x16" Pearl Reference

Cymbals: 

  • 13" Paiste Heavy Hihat 
  • 17" Paiste Signature Fast Crash 
  • 18" Sabian Artisan Vault Crash 
  • 22" Sabian HHX Evolution Crash 
  • 22" Sabian Artisan Light Ride 

Extra:

  • LP Medium Cowbell

Features:

  • Masterpiece Pearl Reference Kit
  • Recorded in a world-class studio
  • 30 production-ready presets



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  • Please Note: This product is an expansion for Addictive Drums 2. You must own Addictive Drums 2 in order to use this product.

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Reel Machines ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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Get Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

Reel Machines is a collection of four mint-condition drum machines and a Simmons electronic drum kit from the eighties. All instruments were recorded on analog tape using some of the finest recording gear in the world. Each kit also includes actual plate reverb and real room ambience you can blend in for maximum sonic possibilities.

Reel Machines is a collection of the most iconic electronic drum sounds of the 80s. Unlike many sample libraries that simply record a machine's output, we recorded the instruments through a variety of analog tape machines for added warmth and punch. To make it even more special, each instrument includes real room ambience as well as with vintage plate reverb that you can blend in to fit your needs.

This kit comes with tons of presets designed by top sound designers. Each kit includes sounds ranging from classic and super-clean to modern and heavily processed. It's also possible to tweak any of the presets to fit your exact needs—the Addictive Drums 2 engine makes it easy. Finally, if you need great drum machine rhythms, we have created the Reel Machines Beats MIDIpak to help you find your inspiration.

Reel Machines Contains the Following:

Drum Machines:

  • Linn Electronics LinnDrum 
  • Oberheim DMX 
  • Roland TR-808 
  • Roland TR-909 
  • Simmons Digital ClapTrap 
  • Simmons SDS-V [with Kick, Snare, Tom (x3), HiHat and Cymbal Modules

Other Notable Recording Gear:

  • Stocktronics RX4000 Plate Reverb 
  • Lyrec 2" 24-track Analog Tape Machine 
  • Otari 1/4" 2-track Tape Machine 
  • Ampex 1/2" 2-track Tube Tape Machines 
  • Neve 1073 Preamps 
  • Coles 4038 Ribbon Stereo Room Microphones 
  • Gefell UM92 Tube Mono Room Microphone

Features:

  • Top 5 classic 80s drum sounds
  • Recorded on analog tape
  • Real room ambience and plate reverb



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Metal ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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Get Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

Ross Robinson is a metal legend. Having discovered bands like Korn and Slipknot as well as produced seminal albums for bands including Sepultura, his place in the pantheon of metal is unquestioned. XLN Audio is honored to have Robinson producing this ADpak.

This is not your usual drum kit! It includes specially selected Ludwig, Gretsch, Zildjian and Sabian pieces to deliver the perfect metal sound. We have also included special "trig" sounds for the kick and the snare. These sounds can be played in conjunction with the kick and snare drums to give even more edge and attack in your mix. This is a popular technique used by metal producers and you can hear it in your tracks, too.

This ADpak includes 31 presets made by professional metal producers including Roberto Laghi and Björn Gelotte (In Flames), David E.K. (Fuge), Martin Preikschas and many others. These presets provide instant access to a variety of different metal sub-genres (heavy metal, death metal, speed metal, and others) and can be used as-is or easily tweaked to achieve a unique sound that's exactly right for your music.

The Metal Kit Contains the Following:

Kick:

  • 22x18" Ludwig Classic Maple 

Snare:

  • 14x5" Gretsch Hammered Chrome over Brass

Toms: 

  • 10x8" Ludwig Classic Maple 
  • 12x8" Ludwig Classic Maple 
  • 13x9" Ludwig Classic Maple 
  • 16x16" Ludwig Classic Maple 
  • 18x16" Ludwig Classic Maple 

Hi-Hat:

  • 15" Zildjian New Beat 

Special:

  • Trig Sounds

Cymbals: 

  • 9" Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Splash 
  • 10" Sabian AAX Ozone Splash 
  • 17" Zildjian Hybrid Crash 
  • 18" Zildjian A Custom China 
  • 19" Zildjian K Custom Hybrid China 
  • 19" Zildjian K Dark Crash 
  • 20" Zildjian A Custom Rezo Crash 
  • 20" Zildjian K Crash Ride 
  • 24" Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride

Features:

  • Produced by Ross Robinson
  • 31 presets, infinite possibilities
  • Wide variety of metal sounds



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Indie ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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Get Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

2" Analog Tape. It's ancient, it's hard to work with, and it's extremely expensive. So why do great engineers still prefer to use it when budgets permit? Check out the Indie kit and you'll understand the warm, sublime sound of an outstanding kit through vintage mics on analog tape.

The Indie ADpak features a beautiful blue sparkle ICE Custom Shop drum kit. This is a new kit that is hand-made using "old school" techniques and vintage Slingerland hardware. It is paired with an ultra-rare Premier Keith Moon signature "The Spirit of Lily" snare. Finally, we rounded out the kit with a carefully-chosen selection of cymbals from Paiste and Zildjian.

This ADpak has 30 outstanding presets making it easy to go from small and dry to loud and lush in one click! The tasty presets are made by fantastic producers including: Mark "Spike" Stent, Jagz Kooner, Elof Loelv, and many others. This kit also includes a tambourine with a variety of stroke types so you can create realistic performances with ease.

The Indie Kit Contains the Following:

Kick:

  • 26x14" ICE Custom Shop 

Snare:

  • 14x5.5" Premier Keith Moon Signature 

Toms: 

  • 13x10" ICE Custom Shop (tuned high) 
  • 13x10" ICE Custom Shop (tuned low) 
  • 16x16" ICE Custom Shop 
  • 18x16" ICE Custom Shop

Cymbals: 

  • 15" Zildjian K Hihat 
  • 16" Paiste 2002 Red Logo Crash 
  • 18" Paiste Sign Full Crash 
  • 19" Paiste 2002 Red Logo Crash 
  • 22" Paiste 2002 Red Logo Ride 

Extras:

  • Rhythm Tech Tambourine (left-right hit)

Features:

  • World-class studio and drum kit
  • All vintage mics and preamps
  • Recorded to 2" analog tape



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BFD Horsepower

Expansion Packs by BFD



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Please note: A registered copy of BFD3 is required to use Horsepower

BFD Horsepower is an expansion for BFD3 with authentic mix-ready Americana-style drum sounds for a wide range of genres from blues and alt-country to garage rock and folk. The included Gretsch USA Custom kit, Sabian hats and Zildjian cymbals are recorded with a perfect balance between vintage dirt and modern punch.

BFD Horsepower's stick and brush kits are presented in 2 distinct processing styles alongside an unprocessed version. The result is a total of 6 kits instantly usable and inspiring in varied songwriting and production settings, with high levels of detail for maximum playability with electronic drums.

The personality of the sounds stems from drum treatment, mic and processing techniques. Warm ribbon-mic room ambience is accompanied by several 'character' channels with saturated vintage tones, custom plate processing and even a unique trash can mic for lo-fi dirt. Snares were damped with paper and tea towels with the rest of the kit left untreated and tuned to the room for an open and vibrant sound that effortlessly slots into your mixes.

Key Features

  • Americana Expansion for BFD3
  • Drums for country, rock, blues and more
  • Mix-ready, expressive and authentic
  • Stick and brush kits each in 3 versions
  • Natural and 2 tastefully processed flavours
  • Gretsch USA Custom kit with 3 toms
  • Sabian hats, Zildjian cymbals
  • Gretsch snare with snares on and off
  • Character mics for mixing flexibility



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  • Windows 7 or higher (Windows)
  • OSX 10.6.8 or higher (Mac)
  • BFD3
  • Internet connection for download and authorization
  • Disk space requirements - BFD3: 48 GB for a full install, 24 GB for a medium install and 16 GB for a small install

Please note: A registered copy of BFD3 is required to use Horsepower

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Studio Rock ADpak

Expansion Packs by XLN Audio



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Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

Studio Rock is one of the original Addictive Drums kits and has been heard on so many modern rock records, we stopped counting! This ADpak gives you the same great drum sounds but with updated presets that make full use of the amazing new features in AD2.

The Studio Rock ADpak is based around a Japan-made Tama Starclassic kit with a collection of Sabian and Paiste cymbals. Pro studios around the world use this standard combination of drums and cymbals to create a modern rock sound.

The included presets provide instant access to a inspiring sounds ranging from clean and pristine to distorted and heavily processed. Use presets as-is or easily tweak them to achieve a unique sound that's exactly right for your music.

The Studio Rock Kit Includes:

Kicks:

  • 22x18" Tama Starclassic
  • 22x16" Pearl Masterworks

Snares:

  • 14x5.5" Tama Starclassic
  • 14x6.5" Pearl Signature Ferrone

Toms:

  • Tama Starclassic (x3)

Hihat:

  • 14" Paiste Dark Crisp

Ride:

  • 22" Paiste 3000

China: 

  • 18" Sabian AAX

Crashes:

  • 17" Sabian Vault
  • 18" Sabian HH Thin
  • 19" Sabian HHX Studio

Splash:

  • 10" Sabian HHX Legacy

Extra:

  • LP Rock Ridge Rider Cowbell

Features:

  • World-class drums and studio
  • Radio-ready presets
  • Perfect for: Rock, Alternative



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  • Please Note: This product is an expansion for Addictive Drums 2. You must own Addictive Drums 2 in order to use this product.

 

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Carbon Electra Expansion Pack: Deep Dub Tech

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Introducing the First Expansion Pack for the Carbon Electra Analog-Modelled Synth: Deep Dub Tech

Deep Dub Tech is comprised of 64 presets for the Carbon Electra synthesizer, with a dark character and a deep, dubby feel. Suited for producers of subgenres such as Deep House, Dub House, Detroit Techno, Minimal, DNB & Dubstep, these highly playable and expressive chords, sequences, basses and synth sounds will add that signature touch to your tracks. 

Masterfully crafted by Xenos Soundworks who have years of experience within sound design and synthesis. This selection of presets provides cinematic atmospheres, complex tech sequences, deep basses and dubbed out chords ready to be used within your tracks. Utilising the Carbon Electra's intuitive controls and effects these sounds can easily be twisted into something unique and individual for your productions.  




Features

  • Arpeggios x 6 
  • Basses x 18 
  • Chords x 11 
  • Drums x 2 
  • Gated Sequences x 3
  • Keyboards x 2
  • Plucked x 8

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  • The full version of Carbon Electra: Version 1.11 + is required to run this expansion pack.

Important Notes: 

  • Existing Carbon Electra users must update to v1.11 to be able load and use this expansion pack.
  • The full version of Carbon Electra: Version 1.11 + is required to run this software!

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VirtualCZ Expansion Pack: Deep Space

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Introducing the Deep Space Expansion Pack for our Phase Distortion Synth - VirtualCZ!

The 'Deep Space' expansion brings you 64 cinematic presets best suited for Sci-Fi sound production as well as genres such as Ambient, Electronica, Drum & Bass, Dub Techno and even EDM intros and breakdowns. Perfect for bringing a touch of futuristic sound to your productions utilising VirtualCZ's distinct, unique timbre.

Carefully crafted sounds of the 'Deep Space' soundbank include atmospheres, textures, pads, various FX, sweeps and sequences, that will provide instant inspiration to all music and motion picture audio producers, both in retro and contemporary settings.

Produced by Adam Pietruszko (knobz.net), specialising in avant-garde cinematic sound design, to bring you that deep, nostalgic, experimental feeling.




Features

  • 64 Presets
  • 15 x Atmospheres and Textures
  • 9 x Sequences
  • 4 x Sweeps

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  • The full version of VirtualCZ is required to run this expansion pack.

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's VirtualCZ Synthesiser is required to run this software!

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Fairfax Vol. 2 ADpak

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Get Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

ADpak Expansion for Addictive Drums 2

Fairfax Vol. 2 is the second half of our acclaimed Fairfax collection. Like Vol. 1, this ADpak was recorded in the legendary studio at Fairfax Recordings (formerly known as Sound City) where countless classic albums were recorded. 

This ADpak features a late-60s Gretsch "Round Badge" drum kit with a round, full tone. When paired with the great-sounding room at Fairfax Recordings, this warm and punchy kit really brings your tracks to life! Perfect for a variety of styles, especially rock, folk, and indie.

Few studios are important enough to have a feature-length documentary made about them. The studio at Fairfax Recordings (formerly known as Sound City) is one of those places. Since 1969, this unassuming Los Angeles facility has been the birthplace of so many chart-topping and culturally important albums, it's nothing short of amazing. The well-maintained vintage gear, the irreplaceable microphones, and the room itself are first-rate and we think it shows in our result!

Fairfax Vol. 2 features a 1960's Gretsch "Round Badge" kit in near mint condition, matched with two great vintage Ludwig snares and a selection of custom handmade cymbals. It includes 30 professionally-designed presets that deliver a round, warm, punchy sound. These versatile tones fit well in many kinds of music - especially pop, rock, folk and indie. If you need further inspiration, our American Indie MIDIpak has tons of professionally played beats to get you started.

Fairfax Vol. 2 Contains the Following:

Kick:

  • 22x14" Gretsch Round Badge 

Snare:

  • 14x6.5" Ludwig Black Beauty
  • 14x5" Ludwig 20's Two-Piece Brass

Toms: 

  • 13x9" Gretsch Round Badge (low tuned) 
  • 13x9" Gretsch Round Badge (high tuned) 
  • 16x16" Gretsch Round Badge (low tuned)
  • 16x16" Gretsch Round Badge (high tuned)

Cymbals: 

  • 16" Iveson's Selection HiHat
  • 20" Iveson's Selection Thin Crash 
  • 21" Iveson's Selection Crash
  • 24" Iveson's Selection Dark Crash
  • 24" Iveson's Selection Bright Ride

Extra: 

  • Gretsch Round Badge Tom Shell Hit 
  • 2x4" Wood

Features:

  • Legendary Los Angeles studio
  • Great-sounding recording room
  • Warm, punchy 1960s Gretsch kit



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  • Please Note: This product is an expansion for Addictive Drums 2. You must own Addictive Drums 2 in order to use this product.

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BigKick Expansion V2 - Trap Kicks with CAPSUN

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We Proudly Introduce our Second Expansion Pack for BigKick, Carefully Crafted by CAPSUN

Brighton based CAPSUN is known as a singer, producer and DJ. Combining classic songwriting with forward thinking bass music he has established himself with a prolific output of originals, remixes and bootlegs. As a sound designer and developer he has produced bestselling sample packs and heads up his own sample label CAPSUN ProAudio.




Features

  • 50 crafted kick drum presets including Sub kicks
  • 25 attack hits
  • 25 attack presets

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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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BigKick Expansion V3 - Drum & Bass Kicks with DLR

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BigKick Expansion V3 Comes From the Hands of Drum & Bass Artist DLR, who has had Numerous Releases on Such Record Labels as Metalheadz, Dispatch, Symmetry, Utopia Music and More!

Having previously collaborated with Octane on the ‘Method In The Madness’ album, DLR has quickly established his own signature sound; an instantly recognizable groove mischievously poking through the mix, terrorizing dancefloors in a truly unique way.

A Word From DLR...

"Here we have a selection of mostly tight kick drums to be used in electronic music production. Use creatively to beef up your tracks, think about creating organic interesting music with solid fundamentals, always think outside of the box!" DLR.




Features

  • 64 crafted kick drum presets
  • 32 attack presets

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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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BigKick Expansion V4 - House Kicks with Scott Diaz

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Our Fourth BigKick Expansion Comes Courtesy of House Veteran Scott Diaz

With 10 years of experience as a DJ and producer, Scott has explored all facets of House music.

"Kick drums are the backbone of any house music track and with this mind I’ve put together a collection of what I feel are really strong and versatile low-enders which cover a wide range of genres including deep, funky, afro and tech house styles. Feel free to get creative and mix and match the attack samples for endless possibilities". Scott Diaz.




Features

  • 64 crafted kick drum presets
  • 32 attack hits
  • 32 attack presets
  • Simply load in your presets with the new BigKick Preset Manager

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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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VirtualCZ Expansion Pack: Digital Nostalgia

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We're Proud to Present the Very First Expansion Pack for our Phase Distortion Synth - VirtualCZ!

Xenos Soundworks' 'Digital Nostalgia' contains 64 original presets for VirtualCZ. While imbued with a clear old-school personality, their timeless essense is still useful in current electronic music. Whether you produce House, Minimal Techno, 80's Electronica, or retro-inspired Hip Hop, 'Digital Nostalgia' will find its useful place in your mix when you want that special sound of the CZ synths.




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  • 3 Keyboards

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  • The full version of VirtualCZ is required to run this expansion pack.

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's VirtualCZ Synthesiser is required to run this software!

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BigKick Expansion V5 - Techno Kicks with Axel Karakasis

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Our Fifth BigKick Expansion Comes Courtesy of Greek Techno Guru Axel Karakasis

Axel’s strong reputation is based on his consistency towards the genre that established him. Always faithful to techno, Axel Karakasis delivers all-fresh, brand new sounds that evolve. Having earned strong support by clubbers and his peers worldwide, Axel keeps challenging the clubland with his releases and his full of energy DJ sets. You can expect the perfectly crafted kicks featured on his own productions within this BigKick Expanion.

The Techno Kicks V1 is a collection of Kicks created by Axel Karakasis ready to be used in any composition of electronic music.

A Word From Axel...

"The aim is to facilitate the work of producers who want to deliver efficiently music of high standards. My new kicks collection is composed of 64 presets to be used exclusively with BigKick!!  I hope you find this both useful and inspiring!" Axel Karakasis.




Features

  • 64 crafted kick drum presets
  • 32 attack hits
  • 32 attack presets
  • Simply load in your presets with the new BigKick Preset Manager

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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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Drum & Bass: Zampler Expansion

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Compiled from the very best Drum & Bass Loopmasters Sample Packs this expansion is a producer's toolbox of inspirational loops. With a vast array of twisted deep bass, intricate drum loops and complex music samples this pack will be a welcome addition to all Zampler users.

The Rex loop slices are mapped across the keys for quick reconstructions and the full loop can be played on C1.

Featured Artist Samples

ASC // Blockhe4d // Blu Mar Ten // BennyPage // Enei // June Miller // London Elektricity // Total Science // Octane & DLR // Fracture




Features

  • 59 Drum Presets
  • 42 Bass Presets
  • 49 Music Presets
  • 202MB File Size
  • About Zampler:

  • The plug-in comes in both VST and AU formats. File types supported are REX loop and SFZ.
  • The plugin's sample oscillators make Zampler a great tone-shaping tool
  • In the integrated multimode lowpass, highpass, bandpass and bandstop filters, as well as various combinations are available 
  • Three LFOs, three ADSR envelopes and a complex modulation matrix, bring life to the sound.
  • An extensive effects section is available including tube saturation, two equalizers, phaser, chorus, delay and reverb.
  • The clever step sequencer allows for especially complex, full and vibrant sounds - a speciality of Zampler.
  • Uses the valent algorithms of "Dune" inventor Synapse Audio

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  • Plugin Boutique Zampler (Free)

Note: Plugin Boutique's Zampler (Sampler Plug-in) is required to run this expansion pack.

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BigKick Expansion V6 - Progressive House Kicks with Kiholm

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Our Sixth BigKick Expansion has Been Carefully Crafted by Danish Progressive House Producer - Kiholm

Having built style fusing Trance, House and Techno Mads Kiholm's music has been supported by A-list DJ's around the world including Tiesto, Above & Beyond and Ferry Corsten to name a few. Fresh out of the Kiholm studio, “Kiholm Kicks” offers 64 kick presets crafted to boost any modern dance production. Taking its inspiration from popular genres such as Deep & Tech House, Techno, Progressive House and Trance this package will suit many different styles.

Some Words From Kiholm..

"Buying kick samples can sometimes prove to be a bit of a gamble, as most have been pre-processed and labelled without a key. Therefore, it often ends up costing the producer valuable time to get the processing right and figure out whether or not the kick and bassline correspond well. And even when it works it might end up costing valuable loudness".

"The goal of this sample pack was therefore not only to give you kicks that match the quality of your favourite artist or label. It was also to offer each kick in key, as well as to ensure a healthy relationship between the click and the thump. This ultimately helps speeding up your workflow and giving you more loudness".

"All of the presets are ready to be used out the box, as they have been tested separately to ensure every kick hitting at about -6db. So for those of you who regard a powerful kick drum as the holy grail for any modern dance production look no further. This will take your production to the next level!" Kilhom.




Features

  • 64 crafted kick drum presets
  • 32 attack hits
  • 32 attack presets
  • Simply load in your presets with the new BigKick Preset Manager

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  • The full version of BigKick is required to run this expansion pack

Important Note: Plugin Boutique's BigKick Drum Generator is required to run this software!

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