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FXpansion - BFD2 - Acoustic Drum Production Workstation
B&H# FXBFD2 Mfr# FXBFD002
 
Product Highlights
  • 10 Full Kits
  • 55GB Samples
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • Standalone
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista
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BFD2 from FXpansion is a virtual acoustic drum production workstation in its own right, while also adding additional functionality to the previous 1.5 version. The software functions either as a plug-in, or as a stand-alone application, and allows complete control over ten real drum kits, plus additional hi-hats, snares and cymbals.

The drum kits were recorded at London's legendary AIR Lyndhurst studios, using multiple microphones positioned around the kit and room. This provides the user with control over blending the various microphone sources, just like working with a real kit. For each drum type, in each kit, there are a number of different styles of "hits", with each of these sampled with up to ninety-six velocity layers, delivering exceptional realism.

BFD2 also incorporates over five-thousand ready-to-use MIDI Grooves presented in a variety of styles, feels and time signatures. The library features both programmed grooves and MIDI recordings of real drummers. These can be triggered in real-time from a keyboard or the program using the auto-shuffle and auto-fill features.

A software mixing console allows the user to blend, route, sub-mix and process the microphone channels, while built-in processors provide further sound shaping functionality. Effects include circuit-modeled dynamics, filters and distortion along with a flanger, bitcrusher, ring modulator, delay and other more.

Advancements within version 2 include many interface improvements, including an intuitive key-mapping editor, easier electronic drum setup and comprehensive management of kits and presets. Multi-channel audio export is now possible allowing for intuitive, quick and effortless export of individual Grooves.

BFD functions as follows:

  • Stand-alone under ASIO and Core Audio
  • Plug-in for applications supporting Audio Units, RTAS and VSTi for Mac OS X
  • Plug-in for applications supporting RTAS and VSTi for Windows XP/Vista

Note! All BFD 1.5 and expansion pack sound content is compatible with BFD2.

Acoustic drum production workstation, plug-in or standalone
Ten full kits, with extra snares, cymbals and more
55GB of multi-channel, 24-bit/44.1kHz audio
Multiple microphone positions available
Mid/Side room microphone set delivers anything from true mono to incredible sounding expanded stereo room sounds
Expressive articulations with up to ninety-six velocity layers
Hi-hats feature eleven articulations - snares include hits at the centre and halfway towards the edge
EQ and FX suite containing everything from flanger, bitcrusher and delay effects to circuit-modelled dynamics, filtering and distortion
Over five-thousand "Grooves" ready to play
User import of stereo multi-velocity layer samples
Audio routing from eight stereo and sixteen mono outputs into VST, RTAS and Audio Units hosts
Built-in, multi-channel audio export
Easy mapping for keyboard/pad controllers and automation
Electronic drum triggering support including expressive hi-hats and snare positional sensing
System Requirements
Mac G5 or Intel CPU, multi-core modern Intel recommended
OS X 10.4
1GB RAM (2GB RAM or more recommended)
7200RPM 60GB hard drive with a secondary dedicated hard drive recommended
DVD drive
For plug-in use, host software that supports Audio Units, RTAS and VST formats
Low latency audio interface recommended
Internet connection for product authorization
PC P4 or better, fast AMD CPU recommended
Windows XP SP1 or higher, Vista 32
1GB RAM (2GB RAM or more recommended)
7200RPM 60GB hard drive with a secondary dedicated hard drive recommended
DVD drive
For plug-in use, host software that supports RTAS and VST formats
Low latency audio interface recommended
Internet connection for product authorization