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BFD Premium Acoustic Drum Module Plug-In DVD

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Overview

Your own virtual drum studio!

The new Fxpansion BFD Premium Acoustic Drum Module Plug-In DVD software gives you your own virtual drum studio, with complete control of 7 real drumkits plus additional hats, snares, and cymbals. Every drum is recorded from 11 different mics positioned around the kit and room so you can mix your drums by blending the mic sources just like in a real studio. BFD's high quality drum sample library has an unparalleled degree of realism. For each type of drum type in each kit, there are a number of different styles of hits. Each of these is sampled at up to 46 velocity layers, resulting in drum parts of superior detail and expressiveness.

BFD was recorded in the drum room at a top Californian recording studio by professional engineer Steve Duda (NIN, Pitchshifter, A Perfect Circle) using over $50,000 worth of microphones from Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG, and others. The drums used range from the 1920s to 2002, and include both classics and rarities.

Not only useful as a sound source for your own drum programming, BFD also incorporates a comprehensive library of ready-to-use MIDI grooves with different styles, feels, and time signatures. The library features both programmed grooves and MIDI recordings of real drummers, including top UK session drummer Chris Dagley (Jamiroquai, Lalo Schifrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton, Chaka Khan).

The advanced, integrated Groove Librarian allows you to drag and drop the included grooves or import your own MIDI grooves. You can then trigger them in realtime from a keyboard or let the BFD freestyle with the auto-shuffle and auto-fill features.

BFD's humanization functions inject that elusive "soul" into your drum parts. The integrated swing controls make it easy to tighten or relax the vibe as much as required. On top of this, the sound of the groove can be further humanized through the controlled randomization of velocity and timing.

BFD is perfectly suited to rock, jazz, funk, country, hip-hop, blues, drum-n-bass. In fact, anything that may require a real drum kit, from auto-accompaniment, traditional songwriting and recording, to newer techniques such as creating original drum breaks.
PC/Mac OSX
Note: Software comes on a DVD requiring an appropriate drive.

Features

  • Sounds from 7 real drum kits plus additional hats, snares, and cymbals
  • Every drum is recorded from 11 different mics positioned around the kit
  • Blend the mic sources just like in a real studio
  • High-quality drum sample library has an unparalleled degree of realism
  • Each type of drum type in each kit has different styles of hits, with each of these sampled at up to 46 velocity layers
  • Sampled drums include both classics and rarities
  • Comprehensive library of ready-to-use MIDI grooves
  • Both programmed grooves and MIDI recordings of real drummers
  • Groove Librarian allows you to drag and drop styles and import MIDI grooves
  • Grooves can be triggered in realtime from a keyboard or let the BFD freestyle
  • Humanization functions injects that elusive "soul"
  • Integrated swing controls make it easy to tighten or relax the vibe
  • Controlled randomization of velocity and timing
  • Perfectly suited to rock, jazz, funk, country, hip-hop, blues, and drum-n-bass
  • Great for auto-accompaniment, traditional songwriting and recording, to newer techniques

BFD is like having your own studio drummer on call. Order today!

Specs

BFD Premium Acoustic Drum Module Plug-In DVD Specifications:

  • 1 GHz Pentium III or Athlon (Windows)
  • Apple PowerMac G4 733 MHz (MacOSX)
  • 512MB of RAM (preferably 768MB or more)
  • DVD drive
  • Windows 2000 or XP or MacOSX
  • 9GB of free hard disk space
  • DVD format requires appropriate drive
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