The BFD 8 Bit Kit from FXpansion is a drum sample expansion pack for the company's BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 acoustic drum software, featuring dozens of esoteric, vintage, and modified drums, percussion, and beatboxes. Perfect for hip-hop, abstract rock, electronic, and experimental music, all the items were prepared and tuned in unique ways before being captured with microphones as weird as the drums themselves, including parabolic spy microphones, Calrec Soundfields, and microphones with gramophone horns attached. All sounds were captured in 24-bit/44.1 kHz resolution.
Speaking of drums, they include detuned kicks, hit with paint rollers or with chains attached; modified snares with calf-skin or Kevlar heads; and unique cracked and warped hi-hats. Also included are bongos, hand drums, tambourines, claps, and junk percussion, along with vintage analog drum machines recorded both dry and played out over a custom PA rig in a drum room. The expansion kit was produced by S. Husky Hoskulds whose 8 Bit Audio production company has produced recordings for Tom Waits, Fantômas, Joe Henry, The Wallflowers, and many more.