Addictive Drums 2 Upgrade with SONAR X3 Producer

Addictive Drums 2 was released on May 13, 2014. If you Buy SONAR X3 Producer or Upgrade today you will receive a free Upgrade to Addictive Drums 2.  What does this mean for SONAR X3 Producer customers who received Addictive Drums 1 with their purchase? Please read the FAQ from XLN Audio below!

What are the key features of Addictive Drums 2? 
Why should I upgrade from the original Addictive Drums?

Addictive Drums 2 has tons of user-requested features as well as a few surprises from the team at XLN Audio! There are too many changes to list here, but the high-level changes can be summarized as follows: 

1) Lots of exciting new sound-shaping features. 
2) Lots of new tools for finding and transforming beats. 
3) Freedom to choose only the content that matters to you. 

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But wait, I just bought Addictive Drums!

Not to worry! We have a generous grace period for recent buyers: 

If you purchased Addictive Drums (or SONAR X3 Producer) on or after March 1st 2014, you will get a FREE upgrade to AD2 in your XLN Audio Account. 

If you purchased Addictive Drums (or SONAR X3 Producer) in January or February of 2014, you will get a 50% discount for the upgrade at

Information will be automatically mailed by XLN Audio so make sure your contact information in your XLN Account is up to date!


How much will it cost for other Addictive Drums Customers?

The upgrade will cost $79 and is available at


Will Addictive Drums (v1) be discontinued?

We will no longer sell Addictive Drums (v1) after May 13, 2014. However, we will continue providing support for Addictive Drums v1 for the time being. 

Owners of Addictive Drums v1 can still purchase ADpaks (for version 1) until the end of 2014.


When I get the new version, can I still open older sessions with Addictive Drums (v1) in them?

Of course! Addictive Drums 2 is completely independent from Addictive Drums (v1) and your existing installation will not be affected in any way. In other words, you can open up old projects with Addictive Drums (v1) and work as you always have in the past. You can even have projects that contain both Addictive Drums v1 and v2 in the same session, in case you don't want to change anything in an existing session.


Will I be able to use my ADpaks in Addictive Drums 2?

When you upgrade to Addictive Drums 2, you get updated versions of all of your existing ADpaks in the new Addictive Drums 2 format for free! All of the presets in the "v2" ADpaks have been updated to make good use of the Addictive Drums 2 engine. We hope they will feel fresh and new again and that you'll have fun re-discovering your existing ADpaks.

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