Addictive Drums May Harm Your Computer

XLN Audio is a sleazy company that makes virtual instruments. Addictive Drums is one of them but if you buy them or try out the demo and manage to get it installed you won't be able to uninstall it.  That could damage your computer

Here is a small sample what pissed off users are reporting:

CAN NOT UNINSTALL!!!!

Postby Dogger » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:06 pm
I'm trying to uninstall this crap on my computer! All that happens when I try to uninstall it is that it goes to a screen, I attempt to remove it, and it comes back telling me "Everything Is Up To Date"!!!!! I did contact support, and they told me what to do, and Im doing everything exactly as they specified. IVE TRIED EVERYTHING A MILLION TIMES TO UNINSTALL THIS, AND IT IS NOT WORKING!!!!!

BEWARE!!! If you want a program that is stuck on your computer for eternity, then by all means, download this. But, if you decide to uninstall it, trust me, you'll have a better chance of becoming the first person ever to be able to actually set foot on the sun!!!!!
Postby texoft » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:30 am
I could never get this piece of shit to work and now I can't get rid of it. Sure wish Music Radar would have warned about this. Makes you wonder if the review was bought and paid for. THIS SUCKS!! Read more here how their tech support is clueless.


Won't run

Postby Adict3000 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:09 pm
It was all going so well! Installed Tascam drivers and Cubase LE5 on Windows 8. Downloaded free version of AD and followed instructions on how to get Cubase to find .dll file. The plugin is shown in the list but when I make an instrument track and go to the "inspector window" I get the error message Error creating text.gui_1_5.xml
I'm not sure if you support LE versions of 5. Its not clear in your list. But this program does work with plugins so they say so very disappointed that this didn't work. Any help appreciated. Thanks

No Sound Comes Out

Postby homersheineken » Sat May 18, 2013 2:33 am
Hello,

I can click the instruments and it won't play (it does light up). If I click back to Reaper, it "catches" up and plays the sample. Same thing with the beats. It won't play with the AD interface showing, but once I click away and on to Reaper, it will play.

A couple of times it has worked correctly, but I have no idea how I made it work.

On a Mac if that helps

Please Assist!

AD wont show up

Postby sludgemodule » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:32 pm
i have the full version of AD that I purchased through XLN via download. I had to re install pro tools cause of a problem. Now AD wont show up in inserts.. Any help would be appreciated..

Sonar X2 64-bit problems

Postby ekral » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:15 am
Hi,

does anybody use Addictive Drums 64-bit in Sonar X2 64-bit on Windows 8 64-bit? I have unfortunately problem with slow AD loading (nearly freezes computer).

Please Help! Installed brush adpack - now nothing works!

Postby Oswlek » Sat May 25, 2013 3:47 pm
I had a working version of AD and tried installing the Modern Jazz brush adpack. According to the installer everything went fine, but now Cubase can't find the vst any longer. I tried moving the XLN folder into Cubase VST folder, as well as adding the original XLN as a VST path inside Cubase, neither of which were necessary before and both proved unsuccessful.

I installed the 64-bit version since I am on Windows 7 and there is an addictivedrums.dll file in the Cubase VST folder that says it was modified on the recent download.

I considered uninstalling and reinstalling, but for some reason when I click uninstall it says "an error occurred while trying to uninstall addictive drums. It may have already been uninstalled" - which it hadn't.

What is going on with this thing? Anyone know how I can fix it?

Thanks.

Re: Please Help! Installed brush adpack - now nothing works!

Postby Oswlek » Sat May 25, 2013 7:17 pm
Found some other forum posts about errors in registry disallowing the ability to uninstall (I was having the same problem) and tried following those instructions. Now the dll file no longer gets installed either when reinstalling or doing the 1.52 update. I can see it appear as an operation when watching the install, it just never shows up in the VST folder.

This is ridiculous.

new online installer problem

Postby aussie » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:49 pm
HOPE YOU CAN HELP, I HAVE FULL VERSION AD SINCE LAST YEAR,GREAT DRUM'S,AFTER UPDATING EVERYTHING YESTERDAY [ONLINE INSTALLER, AD ECT] I HAVE SEVERAL ISSUES.
1. PRODUCT WAS AUTHORISED BEFORE UPDATE, NOT AUTHORISED NOW
2. COMPUTER ID IS DIFFERENT WHEN I OPEN THE ONLINE INSTALLER TO THE AUTHORIZATION PAGE WHEN AD IS OPENED IN SONAR [ITS THE SAME LAPTOP]
3 AUTHORIZATION PAGE IN AD HAS 1 DAY LEFT
EVERYTHING WAS WORKING FINE BEFORE UPDATING EVERYTHING?
I HAVE AD DISC NOT A DOWNLOAD
DO I NEED TO UNINSTALL THE PROGRAM AND START AGAIN OR JUST UNINSTALL THE ONLINE DOWNLOADER AND REINSTALL AFTER DELETING ALL COMPUTERS IN MY ACCOUNT?
ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED AS IT IS A GREAT PRODUCT.
WHERE CAN I FIND AUTHORIZATION CODES ON PC?

Re: new online installer problem

Postby aussie » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:42 pm
so, no support help, so addictive drums grace period expired and i can't use now thank's ad!
all this problem from one update! I thought it was a good product but all the problems i see on this forum
has changed my mind. i am hoping to get these problems resolved somehow if anyone can help much thanks
 

crosstalk: hi-hat nakes noise when strinking snare

Postby Drummerjunkie » Sat May 18, 2013 12:10 am
Having a lot of trouble with this. When my foot is off the hi-hat pedal and I strike my snare the hi hat acts
Like I struck it. If my foot is down on the pedal it doesnt happen, how do I fix this? I am doing a drumtrack for a jazz standard for a friend and as I'm comping it just goes off like crazy. Thanks!

1.5.2 update does not work PLEASE HELP!

Postby i2eyeruben » Thu May 23, 2013 8:25 pm
I'm running AD on a Mac OS 10.4.11 and I wanted to add some paks to my collection. So it said I needed to update to 1.5.2 in order to use the offline installer. Now when I launch Logic Pro, it gets stuck at loading the core addictive drum files and it says; "scanning files" and it just keeps spinning and spinning. I forced quit the "aural" in order to be able to even get Logic to boot up. communicating with support is awfully slow and I was afraid of even going near that update thinking something would go wrong. Now I have projects I can't work on. This is just dreadful and I don't know what to do.

Download speed is terrrrrrrible

Postby manysounds » Fri May 17, 2013 2:41 am
Wish I had a direct link available...

Installer limping along with a 40k and slower connection.

I guess I'll just leave this computer running for two days...

Any solutions guys? I recall the same issue when this online installer update came rollin' back when it did.

Re: Download speed is terrrrrrrible

Postby manysounds » Fri May 17, 2013 9:27 pm
About 10 minutes ago it hung. "Could not create input stream" or something
Main pack installed though
Now downloading Retro pak at 50k....
Approaching 24 hours...

can't find AD after installation

Postby distorson » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:12 pm
hey,
i'm using ableton 9 on a mac (osx10.8)
i installed the full version of addictive drums and now i have the problem that i can not find addictive drums. neither in my finder nor on ableton live.
how can i find addictive drums on my computer?
and how can i find addictive drums in ableton?

thanks and regards, hendrik

Crashing in Cubase 64bit. Please Help!!

Postby mchapman » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:33 am
I have a major issue all of a sudden. I was working on a song earlier today with no issues AD was running perfectly and all was well. Closed out the DAW and took care of some things came back some time later and opened Cubase started a new project and as soon as I try to load AD the system locks up and freezes. I don't get any error messages or anything! I tried loading other songs where I have used AD and the same thing happens except I don't even get pass the project loading. I tried to uninstall and re-install with no luck. Online installer says everything is up to date Please help!.System specs are:

Cubase 5 64-bit ver 5.5.3
Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD Athlon IIx4 645 3.10 GHz
6 GB Ram

Re: Crashing in Cubase 64bit. Please Help!!

Postby mchapman » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:12 pm
Well I had to uninstall every last component of AD and re-download online installer and install everything( Keys, Kit Pieces, Ect) not just AD. Not sure what happened here but hope it doesn't happen again.

Registration sucks!!!

Do I really have to suffer from a registeration to authorize this plugin! I hate you for being so dumb, it didn't say anything about it on the box when I bought it. Do we customers who buy this really have to suffer from people who don't buy it?? QUIT THIS REGISTRATION CRAP!

Registration sucks!!!

Postby smackmyass » Tue Jan 10, 2013 2:13 am
I moved to new computer, i get error saying I need to register and I go to account and it says I already registered... So I am stuck... My dongle is not lit up but the dongle is good as far as I know...any help
This is just the tip of the iceberg with XLN Audio and Addictive Drums. Their own forum is full of users with software problems and for everyone who posts a complaint there re probably 100's who don't.
Solutions for Addictive Drum bugs and glitches.

Comments

  1. I will be waring my readers about this POS. XLN Audio sucks ass.

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  2. You guys are paranoid and inept computer users. I have used Addictive Drums successfully and without any issues for over 2 years. Get a life and grow up. Or take a compuetr clas. Or just go analog, maybe digital audio is not for you.

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  3. Your experince is indicative of how XLN really is? HA HA HA HA HA The 100's of users on the XLN forum all must be inept and your one case (if it can be believed) proves everyone else wrong.

    You saying what you just said is like saying, "I've smoked for 40 years and I don't have lung cancer so that means all the people who think they got lung cancer from smoking didn't"

    You are indeed a dumb fuck digit head apologist defending the indefensible with the lamest of anecdotal evidence.

    Addictive drums is in beta stage at best and you defending it is something I would expect from a geek nerd asshole who is masking his inferiority complex (small dick buried by fat belly) by putting others down.

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  4. I work for an IT dept at one of the SUNY schools and I had many issues with XLN products a couple of years ago. Their online instller was indentifies as spyware by Kaspersky. I uninstalled all their programs which was a chore. Now Pro Tools runs like a raped date.

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    1. @ Tom and Proud FA

      Addictive Drums crashes Logic big time.

      http://www.xlnaudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2775

      http://www.xlnaudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3908

      http://www.xlnaudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3114

      http://www.logicprohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=63503

      Every single time I try to do a full bounce, export to itunes this thing is crashing. I have a Brand new iMac 21.5" iMac with the i3 chip at 3.2 ghz.on 10.6.4 OS 8 gigs of ram and a 2 TB HD. Running 9.1.2 Logic Pro.
      As soon as I hit the bounce button, I get the flash of death and it crashes. Anyone else??

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