Is anyone of you using AD2? Can you link me your tracks where you have used AD2 and what pack was it? How do I make them sound not “cheap”?
I think I did it with one of the standard pack that comes with the plugin. To make it not sound “cheap”, in my opinion you need a lot of “warming up” with plugs like Waves NSL, as the built-in saturation and harmonic distortion do not sound very good to my ears.
Also pay attention not to overdo with reverb and to mess around with phase on single kit pieces, this could change dramatically the stereo image and interaction within the kit.