XLN Audio Modern Jazz Sticks AD2 ADPAK – Virtual Drum Kit (Download)

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Modern Jazz Sticks AD2 ADPAK from XLN Audio is a virtual drum kit that features a 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 sticks and have been slightly tuned up for a Modern Jazz sound and include cymbals from Meinl, Paiste and Sabian.

Modern jazz has a certain sound that is 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 presets allow for getting to work instantly.

The kit is powered by the Addictive Drums 2 sound engine, allowing for instant loading and tweaking of drums, along with realistic performance playback, all with little CPU load. The musician-centric interface and effects provide endless possibilities for composition and sound design. Addictive Drums 2 supports most major e-drum companies like Roland, Yamaha, Alesis, and others and includes many map presets for e-drum models.

Modern Jazz Sticks Kit Details


  • 18 x 14″ Premier Gen-X (played with wood beater)


  • 14 x 5″ Ludwig Acrolite


  • 10 x 8″ Premier Gen-X 
  • 12 x 8″ Premier Gen-X 
  • 14 x 14″ Premier Gen-X 
  • 16 x 16″ Premier Gen-X


  • 14″ Sabian HHX Groove Hats Hi-Hat 
  • 18″ Meinl Byzance Crash 
  • 18″ Paiste Mellow Crash 
  • 19″ Sabian HHXtreme Crash 
  • 21″ Meinl Byzance Medium Ride


  • Meinl Single Chrome Tambourine

Addictive Drums 2 Enhancements

Sound Shaping

  • Transient Shaper gives more or less “snap” to individual kit pieces or the overall drum mix
  • Tone Designer makes a drum sound more or less dampened, for easily adding or removing ringing
  • Two Delerb processors combine delay and reverb effects that are ideal for drums
  • “Swirl” thickening feature and advanced EQ give sound designers lots of new options
  • Six additional Kitpiece Slots for building kits with up to eighteen individual kit pieces
  • FlexiSlots let you load additional kicks, snares, hi-hats, and more
  • Kitpiece Linking for linking drums for a fatter sound
  • Specialty “Trigger” Kitpieces (sine waves, white noise and one shot drum samples) open up a world of additional sound design options
  • Response section for tweaking performances to fit them into a mix
  • Two MultiFX inserts on every channel
  • Four-band EQ with additional low and high cut controls

Beat Creation

  • Beat Transformer for tweaking any existing rhythm to make it fit into a track and to make it unique
  • Grid Search system quickly finds the desired beat
  • Beats Browser – easily browse beats to find inspiration
  • Record MIDI feature saves time by recording MIDI directly from the host software into Addictive Drums 2
  • Noise Module adds instant character to a mix with sounds such as vinyl crackle, tape hiss and even the sound of the air-conditioning system from the Fairfax Studio


  • Drag’n’Drop Audio directly from the Addictive Drums 2 engine
  • “Sound Ideal” search system for sorting all presets from ‘clean’ to ‘distorted’ to help find the right sounds quickly
  • “Snapshots” makes A/B comparisons easy
  • CloudSync system keeps presets up to date regardless of work location
  • Standalone version with Tempo control makes it easy to adapt beats to specific situations
  • Improved copy/paste features
  • New presets and ExploreMaps for all user’s kits
  • All Presets include a MIDI preview to hear the preset played as the sound designer imagined
  • Preview all ADpaks and MIDIpaks (even ones not owned) directly from Addictive Drums 2