Note for Virtual Drummer 1 Users
Please read carefully before installing Virtual Drummer V2 on your computer!
Please note that installing a Virtual Drummer 2 – even a trial version – will replace any existing version. Afterwards, you can not go back to the old version. If you’re uncertain, please create a backup of your system before installing Virtual Drummer 2.
Please note that V2 is only compatible with 64bit systems. 32bit is not supported in V2.
MIDI Drag and Drop
VD 2 now features MIDI drag and drop, giving you way more possibilities for quick arranging and to fine adjust and alter phrases. If you drag and drop a MIDI file into your DAW, because of the plugin’s internal MIDI handling, you might have to manually adjust its length, this is especially true for Intros, Fills and Endings.
Multiple Audio Outputs
VD 2 now features Multi-Outs to make the processing of each drum signal more flexible, DAWs handle multi-out plugins in various ways. To properly use the multi-out functionality in your DAW you might have to create extra AUX tracks and/or use the dedicated multi-out version of VD.
Sending an Instrument through its individual out will remove it from the master processing of VD, so please be aware, that Mix-Preset, Reverb, Saturate, Maximize and of course Master Volume will not affect drums routed to their individual outs.
Think of each channel of VD as the input from a drum microphone. So If you, for example, mute the Kick channel in the mixer, you might still hear the Kick on the Overhead and Room channels.
Custom Drum Kits
You can use one of the 5 Drum Kits included or combine your own Kit via the new Drum-Type function. Please note, that selecting a Drum Kit will always override your individual Drum-Type selections.
Each of the Mix-Presets includes its own Reverb Type, but now you can alternatively combine it with a different Reverb Type. Please note that selecting a Mix Preset will always override your Reverb-Type selection.
- Midi Learn is not yet working for all controls
- In Windows 8 you might experience wrong font types
- When Latch is enabled and playing a note the playing note is not highlighted
- Control values are not disappearing after right-clicking a control
- Drummers v2 are currently not working in Mixcraft 8