FXpansion BFD Vintage Recording Techniques Expansion Pack for BFD3 (Download)

BH #FXBFDVRT001 • MFR #BFDVRT001
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FXpansion BFD Vintage Recording Techniques Expansion Pack for BFD3 (Download)
Key Features
  • Expansion Pack for BFD3 Drum Software
  • Ludwig Classic Maple Kit
  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • Blumlein & Glyn Johns Miking Techniques
FXpansion BFD Vintage Recording Techniques is an expansion pack for the BFD3 acoustic drum software with a library that captures a beautifully sampled Ludwig Classic Maple drum kit, using multiple vintage microphone techniques. It provides musicians, engineers, and producers, with authentic, vintage-sounding drum elements, ideal for classic/modern rock, pop, funk, country, and blues grooves.
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FXpansion Vintage Recording Techniques Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3Drums
  • 4Articulations
  • 5Recording Techniques
  • 6Direct Microphones
  • 7Mono Room Microphones

FXpansion BFD Vintage Recording Techniques is an expansion pack for the BFD3 acoustic drum software with a library that captures a beautifully sampled Ludwig Classic Maple drum kit, using multiple vintage microphone techniques. It provides musicians, engineers, and producers, with authentic, vintage-sounding drum elements, ideal for classic/modern rock, pop, funk, country, and blues grooves.

The pack offers five popular vintage recording techniques including direct miking, ORTF, rock, Blumlein, and Glyn Johns, resulting in a detailed image of the drums with numerous mixing possibilities. The samples are recorded using 29 microphone channels to produce sounds ranging from dry, close-miked to ambient-sounding drums with wide stereo images and rich palettes of sonic colors.

Multiple articulations for each kit piece are played with sticks and recorded with drum bleed and drum resonance between the shells (with the exception of the cymbals, which receive no bleed, but do bleed on to the other mic channels). The software ships with presets to get you playing right away.

Note:
This product requires a registered copy of BFD3 with the latest version installed.

Key Features

  • Detailed Ludwig Classic Maple kit for BFD3
  • 29 x microphone channels
  • Real drum bleed and drum resonance between the shells
  • Five vintage recording techniques with infinite mixing possibilities
  • Each kit piece played with sticks and presented in a natural version
  • Perfect for vintage/modern rock, pop, funk, country, and blues
  • Includes a selection of presets
  • Recorded by engineers Drew Vernon and Michael Bugh

Drums

  • Ludwig 22" x 14" Bass Drum
  • Ludwig 18" x 16" Floor Tom
  • Ludwig 16" x 16" Floor Tom
  • Ludwig 13" x 9" Rack Tom
  • Ludwig 12" x 8" Rack Tom
  • Ludwig 14" x 5" 400 Snare
  • Ludwig 14" x 5.5" Jazz Festival
  • Zildjian 14" Quick Beat Hihats
  • Zildjian 12" K Splash
  • Zildjian 19" K China Boy
  • Zildjian 16" A Custom crash
  • Zildjian 19" A Custom crash
  • Zildjian 22" A Custom ride
  • Remo Coated Ambassador drum heads

Articulations

  • Kick: Hit
  • Snares: Hit, rim shot, rim click, side stick, half edge, drag
  • Toms: Hit, rim click, rim shot
  • Hi-hat: Pedal, closed shank, closed tip, quarter shank, quarter tip, half-open shank, half-open tip, three-quarter shank, three-quarter tip, open shank, open tip
  • Cymbals: Hit, bell, edge

Recording Techniques

  • Direct microphone technique: Dynamic and condenser microphones were expertly placed on all kit pieces for a close-miked dry sound
  • ORTF technique: Two AKG C451B small-diaphragm condenser mics give a wide stereo image with excellent mono detail
  • Rock technique: Spaced pair setup features two AKG C414 XLS large-diaphragm condenser mics that give a wide stereo image with a rich palette of sonic colors
  • Blumlein technique: Two ribbon microphones configured to give a good stereo image and a smooth-sounding ambience
  • Glyn Johns technique: Two Neumann TLM 103’s were used for overheads, which when combined with the snare and kick direct channels provide that classic sound

Direct Microphones

  • Kick in: AKG D112
  • Kick out: Shure Beta 52
  • Snare dynamic: Shure SM57
  • Snare condenser: sE Electronics SE3a
  • Snare bottom: sE Electronics sE3a
  • Toms: Sennheiser MD 421
  • Hi-hat: Neumann KM 184
  • Cymbals: sE Electronics sE3a
  • Ambience: AKG C414s
  • Room: sE Electronics sE1a

Mono Room Microphones

  • Mono 1 (side kit): Oktava MK-220
  • Mono 2 (far room): Oktava MK-220
  • Mono 3 (front kit): Neumann U87 Fet

FXpansion Vintage Recording Techniques Specs

General
Sound TypePercussion
Standalone OperationNo
Visual Impairment SupportNo
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7 or Later
macOS 10.8 or Later
Storage RequirementWindows, Mac:
16.7 GB 
Software RequirementBFD3
Internet Connection RequiredYes
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