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BFD 3 Premium Acoustic Drum Module (Mac/PC)


Boasting a new range of kits, with mix-ready pre-sets and modelling technology, the BFD3 delivers incredible realism and attention to detail. Offering a revamped interface, a new mixer and sound barrier, you will find using the BFD3 is extremely easy to work with.

Drums that Sound Great First Time

The BFD3 library sounds better than ever. With some of the best acoustic kits, the best drummers, 2 studios that are perfect for tracking drums and some of the top engineers including Andrew Scheps, Rail Jon Rogut and John Emrich, the result is a diverse palette of drum tones that are ready to go right out the box. With detail levels of up to 80 velocity layers, rim-clicks and rim-shots for toms and bells and splashes for hihats, BFD3's sounds are more expressive than ever before.

lossless Audio Sample Library

BFD3's new design reduces the impact of these high detail samples on your system resources. The library makes use of lossless compression files for audio data stored on disk, which takes less space on your hard disk with decompression while streaming incurring minimal overhead. The new audio engine is more efficient and introduces modelled tom resonance and bleed for even more realism without using any memory-hungry audio data. The modelling augments and blends the kit together with a natural-sounding 'glue' which varies depending on the characteristics and tuning of any combination of drums, something that cannot be achieved only by using samples.

Here's what FXpansion say about the BFD3 Acoustic Drum Module:

BFD3 is the third generation of FXpansion's flagship acoustic drum studio software and offers previously unheard of levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive, redesigned engine.

Featuring stunning new kits with mix-ready pre-sets and modelling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3's audio engine delivers uncompromising detail while using lossless compression for efficiency. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.

BFD3's kits were recorded at two world-class studios with varied recording chains and room ambience, making a huge amount of sounds possible. The library includes expressive articulations, a brushed kit and processed drum pre-sets for fast custom kit-building. BFD3 also contains a powerful built-in environment for pattern creation and editing, complete with a range of performances by legendary drummers for effortless production of drum tracks indistinguishable from the real thing.

BFD3's interface lets you easily browse for entire presets or compile great-sounding kits while also providing the depth to truly sculpt any drum sound you desire. Presets can be moulded into new shapes by retuning, damping and changing the velocity response and many other aspects of the kit and also by processing the hyper-detailed multi-microphone sounds in BFD3's internal mixing engine. The built-in Groove section offers a versatile range of session drummer performances alongside pattern editing and Groove creation functions. Select from a wide range of musical drum rudiments and simply paint your own realistic parts.

Key Features

  • 7 new kits recorded in 2 world-class studios
  • Includes dedicated rock, metal, jazz and brush kits
  • More detail in less disk space
  • Tom resonance and cymbal swell modelling
  • Redesigned browser, streamlined workflow
  • Faster, more efficient audio engine
  • Extend-able interface for larger screens
  • New effects including reverb and DCAM EnvShaper
  • Wide range of mix-ready presets with accompanying grooves
  • Fully editable, improved groove engine
  • Rudiments tool for easy groove construction
  • Grooves by Steve Ferrone, Brooks Wackerman, Bobby Jarzombek, Peter Erskine & Stanton Moore courtesy of Platinum Samples
  • Supplied on a custom 64GB memory stick - so no more inserting multiple DVD's during installation - BFD3 samples use a new & revolutionary lossless streaming decompression process, requiring just 55GB of pre-extraction space on the hard-drive.
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