Downloads & Updates for Virtual Drumline (Older Versions)



NOTE: The most current updates for VDL 2.5.x can be found on our main Downloads & Updates page.

VDL 2.5.2 Library Update
March 31, 2010 - Click here to download (52.4MB). To read a full listing of what's new in the VDL 2.5.2 library update, please read the official announcement on our user forum.
VDL 2.5.1 Library Update 
December 14, 2007 – To read a full listing of what's new in this maintanance update, please refer to the official announcement on our user forum
VDL 2.5.1 updater - Windows PC version (55mb)
VDL 2.5.1 updater - Mac version (88mb)  

VDL 2.5.0 Mac Installer for Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks Users
(Macintosh Only)
This is not recommended. This was originally provided due to the installer on the original VDL 2.5 DVD becoming incompatible on Mac OS X 10.5 and greater. Instead, we recommend the 2.5.5 library update which will provide the fastest, most up-to-date version of the VDL library without having to download numerous other updates. If, for some reason, you still need access to the "Leopard Installer" for Mac OS X, instructions can be found here.  



Upgrade discount from VDL:2 to 2.5 (Discontinued) 

Since VDL 2.5 was released in 2007, the discount period for VDL:2 users wishing to migrate to 2.5 has elapsed and has been discontinued. VDL 2.5 may be ordered directly from the Tapspace webstore

VDL:2 - Library Update Version 1.5

August 1, 2006 - This is a free update of the instruments/multis for Virtual Drumline 2. This updater is primarily an efficiency bug fix release. It will be of no use to you if you dont already have a licensed copy of VDL:2. In addition to the many fixes included in the instruments, there are a few new features that weve implemented that will give you more options such as:

  • 2 new Rack Combo instruments
  • Fully sustained suspended cymbal rolls (with natural or muted release)
  • Improved functionality when using in Kontakt 2
  • Improved usage of default polyphony settings
  • Muted glockenspiel control
  • Many minor fixes to several instruments

Download the 1.5 library update for VDL:2 here. 

VDL:2 - Player Software Update to Version

June 21, 2005 - This is a free update to the VDL:2 Kontakt Player software which ships on your VDL:2 installer disk. It fixes a variety of minor issues including AU validation for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger users, and various features for ProTools RTAS users. The software update is available for all registered VDL:2 users when you log in to your Personal Update Manager on the Native Instruments website, or by using the free NI Service Center program which has a built-in "Update Manager". To check which version you're currently using, simply click the Kontakt Player logo in Virtual Drumline 2. Please note that Native Instruments no longer supports the "Registration Tool" program which came included with VDL:2. It has been replaced by the Service Center mentioned above. NOTE: This update is only for VDL:2 users, and not VDL 2.5 which uses Kontakt Player 2.


Native Instruments DFD (Direct From Disk) Extension version 1.2.9

**For VDL:2 users only - not for VDL 2.5 The DFD Extension is an optional add-on to the VDL:2 Kontakt Player software. DFD stands for "Direct from Disk" and enables the VDL:2 Kontakt Player to stream sample data from the hard disk. This allows for less memory to be used when loading many instruments. Since it relies on your hard disk to quickly deliver sample data when called upon, it works best on systems with fast hard drives, and some extra RAM. Most users find installing DFD can be a helpful way to manage system memory. Choose your system version here to download the installer:



What is a template, and why do you need one? There is an article about this on our FAQ page.

As of May 16, 2011, we are no longer developing or selling VDL templates that were previously offered for sale. We are counting on third-party developers to carry the torch on developing, implementing, and supporting these types of products. Why have we discontinued these? Please read this announcement. For VDL templates for Sibelius or Finale, please visit The Write Score.