FXpansion BFD 2.0Item ID: BFD2
Virtual Acoustic Drum Module with 55GB of Vintage and Boutique Drum Samples, plus Circuit-modeled Virtual Processors and Effects
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Amazing Virtual Vintage Drum Kits!The FXpansion BFD 2 virtual drum library gives you a staggering 55GB of rare, vintage, boutique, and classic drum sounds that will punch up the quality of any recording. The BFD 2 sound library, which was recorded at London's legendary Air Lyndhurst studios, features each instrument captured in immaculate detail with multiple mic setups. Within the user interface, you have complete control over the mics like you would in a mixing situation. If you want to assemble your virtual dream kit, look no further than BFD 2!
FXpansion BFD 2 Virtual Drum Library at a Glance:
Assemble kits in seconds
BFD2 lets you assemble large custom kits in seconds, and tweak things like tuning, damping, velocity response and more. The built-in Groove engine lets you create, record and edit drum performances, with a variety of humanization effects. You can even arrange a full song's drum track directly within BFD 2.
Killer sound library
The sound library, recorded at London's legendary Air Lyndhurst studios, features each instrument captured in immaculate detail with multiple mics including stereo overheads and rooms, as well as a mid/side room set allowing true mono and incredible-sounding expanded stereo.
BFD 2's interface allows you to work with the mics like you're mixing a recording of a drum kit. You can freely route and sidechain signals, create custom submixes, and use the included suite of high-quality circuit-modelled processors and effects, including track and bus compressors and limiters, EQ and filters, flangers, phasers, chorus, distortion. If you're more of a musician than an engineer, you can use the supplied drum mix presets and concentrate on your arrangements instead!
FXpansion BFD 2 Virtual Drum Library Features:
FXpansion BFD 2 gives you what you need to put together amazing-sounding virtual drum kits!
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Phillip, Lynwood, IL
Reviewsbased on 9 reviews
BFD2 amazing sounds and versatility
by Bill Latimer from Southern CaliforniaThis product will give you truly fantastic drum sounds, no matter if you are new to drum programs, have a project studio, or an advanced studio set up.
November 28, 2011
Music Background: Simi pro musician Project studio
If you are a beginner there are plenty of... read more [+] presets here to get you started and as you progress with learning about BFD2 capabilities then you will be able to easily fashion the drum kits to fit your needs..
For the more experienced user, you can get deep into micing tuning, and dampening your drum kit pieces to your hearts content.
At last I do not have to have a drum set with a basket load of mics and worry endlessly about moving them for best sound, yet I can control overhead, room and, ambience easily. The bus and routing features give you a lot of control over the kit pieces and added in with effects and your own bussing should fit any circumstance for your recordings.
One reviewer mentioned that the reverb was not that great. To that I say use your fav Daw verb or outboard verb.. I personally have not been bothered by the included verb at all.
Bfd2 can be installed with 24 levels of articulation so If you have or want) to get a midi drum set you will be pleased at the natural responses to your hits. Some expansion sets even have up to 124 articulations. If you are a finger or keyboard drummer you will also not be disappointed with this product.
There are many more features to this product that simply can't be included in a review forum like this. I would say IMHO that when building your studio don't skimp on the drums. The asking price is a fair one especially after you find out all that BFD2 has to offer!
You will want to make your own grooves (of course you can edit existing grooves)
A dual core processor would be advisable close [-]
by Itzhak Yaron from Los Angeles, CAI learned to use this from Eli Kreitzenberg a video on Groove3.com
November 4, 2010
Music Background: songwriter
Great sounding kit, easy to learn very reliable . User friendsly.
Best Drum Software on the Market
by zappafanatic from Santa Barbara, CAAwesome product! Over 55 GB of drum sounds (good luck trying to find that somewhere else) and a really powerful setup. Little bit of a learning curve for those inexperienced with programs like Logic /... read more [+] Pro Tools, but once you're familiar with the product you can begin making some studio quality drum tracks. I highly suggest this product! close [-]
April 28, 2009
Music Background: live sound engineer, hobbyist, professional
by John Olsen from cathe guy doesn't know what he's talking about. some on the bfd forum say 2 uses the same resources aS 1. The reviewer's prob is he hasn't installed updates or has a particular prob. Ram use for me i... read more [+]s same as 1, and cpu use is 5-6% more on my dual 2.8 intel 820d. It maybe less as I'm burning it in now and may stabilize lower-maybe not close [-]
June 11, 2008
Music Background: lots
I've been a fan of BFD since the beginning, but version 2.0 brought about near perfection! I couldn't ask for a virtual drum instrument to do any more than BFD 2.0 does!
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