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Fxpansion BFD Eco Software Instrument  

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The Fxpansion BFD Eco software percussion instrument gives you easy access to the some of the best sounds in the BFD2 library recorded at London's Ai...Read More

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Access amazing virtual drums recorded at London's revered Air Studios.

The Fxpansion BFD Eco software percussion instrument gives you easy access to the some of the best sounds in the BFD2 library recorded at London's Air Studios. BFD Eco's sounds are full of dramatic levels of detail and mojo. Anything but sterile, BFD Eco is imbued with a musical character that sets it apart from the homogenized, flat sounds found in other virtual drum collections.

Included are over 40 presets that showcase BFD Eco's powerful, punchy-sounding mixing section. The EQ and dynamics/effect processing allow you to sculpt the raw sounds and lush stereo ambience for any situation. DCAM circuit-modeled compression, filtering, and drive provide hardware-style tone and grit, while Overloud's Reverb plate algorithm can be used for artificial reverb effects.

BFD Eco also contains a Groove section containing over 1,500 drum patterns to drag into your DAW, or to sequence on the built-in Drum Track. Preview patterns in sync with your project and use the humanization effects to adjust the feel to your needs. You can even export a stereo mix down from the Groove engine which is ideal for loops and breakbeats.

Other advanced features that set FXpansion BFD Eco apart are its customizable key mapping, electronic drum support, the ability to combine kit pieces from different expansion beat libraries, and an interface perfectly balanced between ease of use and powerful flexibility. Fxpansion BFD Eco also can be upgraded to BFD2—both are fully preset compatible for a seamless transition.

FEATURES
  • 5 kicks, 6 snares, 12 toms, and 3 hi-hats
  • 11 cymbals and selection of percussion
  • 15 built-in effects including EQ, filtering, dynamics, drive, reverb, and more
  • Groove section with over 1,500 patterns and advanced humanization
  • Customizable key maps and electronic drum support
  • Built-in stereo audio export
  • Over 40 great-sounding presets
  • Full plug-in integration for your digital audio workstation
  • Compatible with FXpansion and 3rd-party expansion libraries

With BFD Eco you don't need to be 4-way independent to make great grooves. Order now!

SPECIFICATIONS

BFD Eco Software Instrument

  • System Requirements
  • Win: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1 (32-bit), Windows7 (32-bit), Pentium4-based CPU or better
  • Mac: OSX 10.5.7 or higher, Intel CPU (Macintosh)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 7200 rpm HDD with at least 5GB of free space
  • DVD drive for installation
  • Internet connection for product authorization
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FxpansionBFD Eco Software Instrument
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Simple useful RTA

By justinomarino

from seattle wa

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Not Cpu Intensive
  • Not Drive Intensive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fxpansion BFD Eco Software Instrument:

    this is great for home studios. It can add validity to an overly electronic song or singer song writers. there is nothing worse then listening to someones conventional rock song and it has 909/808. It is awesome for composition. Also useful in a pro environment for recording drums. Click tracks are garbage. This works much better than a click to convey the direction of a track. most important it does not uses a lot of resorces.

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    4.0

    excellent value

    By hideout

    from los angeles

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • No Brush Strokes

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fxpansion BFD Eco Software Instrument:

    Very useful set of sounds, good value

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    5.0

    Great for the money!

    By seegedp

    from Baltimore, MD

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    Pros

    • Great Mixing Control
    • Lots Of Samples

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fxpansion BFD Eco Software Instrument:

        This is a great software package for the money. The amount of samples and level of mixing control is unbelievable for the low price!

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        4.0

        Who needs a drummer?

        Comments about Fxpansion BFD Eco Software Instrument:

        Outstanding sounds! Easy to manipulate and control, very versitile. Comes with a decent array of drum kits (percussion is cheesy and lacking quite a bit). Got this at a very reduced price. I realize, of course, that it was reduced to lure me into buying the expansions....and I will.

        Using this with Cakewalk Sonar because the drums that Cakewalk provides are really just midi samples from a Roland machine. I needed the sound and feel of a real drummer and BFD delivers.

        So many ways to control the outcome, it really is a pleasure to work with.

        COMPLAINTS: Really hard to read the interface at times, due to the fact it opens in a really small window with no way to resize it. It doesn't really interface with a DAW seemlessly, you have to work on setting up the track before you can begin recording. Very hard to control with midi keyboard as well as it does not recognize all of the drum options.

        I highly recommend this software for anyone who needs a drummer.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BFD ECO

        By William Hooper

        from Rocherster, NY area

        Comments about Fxpansion BFD Eco Software Instrument:

        I'm a newbie at using this type of software but I do have a lot of experience mixing bands live. That said I would like to state a few observations. 1) the install and basic set up is very simple. 2) being able to experiment with and create drum tracks with out opening up my DAW is a plus. 3) the combinations of the different drums, mics and set up techinques truly creates a extreamly live sounding track. 4) not being a drummer, the grooves section of the program is a huge benefit. 5) Although you can use your own DAW tracks to control each of the drums/percussion tracks , you still only end up with one "feeze-able" midi track. and while I can see some benefit to this I feel that eco's own dedicated mixer/editor does a better job. (IMHO). The down side is the manual. If you are a novice to this type of software as I am then it can be confusing as to what to expect as far as intergrating eco into your DAW as far as what everything should look like and how it should perform.I checked out as many of the youtube videos of current drum programs as I could and while the other brand names and models come with more kit pieces and options at a much heftier price I purchased eco while it was on sale at Musicians friend( down from it's reg price) and for what I got (less the learning curve aggrivation) was probably my best bang for the buck of 2011.I gave it a rating of 9 not because of the quality of the sound but for me to give it a 10 it would have to come with better instructions like a step by step set up scenerio. From loading the the program to the end result. Possibly a downloadable turtorial like some of the DAWs supply.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just tremendous

        By Steve-X.7ny

        from Omaha, NE

        Comments about Fxpansion BFD Eco Software Instrument:

        Just got it yesterday, but have to say this package is a great value! Except for choosing the mics, it's almost like having all the control of recording the real kits yourself, just made a lot easier. Sound quality is great - I'm controlling the software kits using a Roland TD-7 kit, and I'll just keep the volume off the TD-7 brain now. Eco sounds so much more real it's almost creepy (but it's not creepy). Very low latency using an ASIO driver-capable audio inteface. Very intuitive software for anyone with any recording experience. So far, I have no negatives with this product.

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