FXpansion BFD 3

Virtual Drum Production Studio (Box)

  • Elaborately produced drum software
  • Based on meticulously and in detail recorded samples of high quality drums
  • 7 Drum kits recorded in 2 studios
  • Includes brush kits and optimised sets for rock, metal or jazz
  • Modeling of Tom resonances and cymbal swells
  • Keymapping-Interface, Grooveeditor, and many more
  • Integrated mixer and effects like eight-band EQ, reverb, DCAM EnvShaper, distortion and others
  • Browser for optimized workflow
  • Large number of presets and grooves
  • Expandable user interface, ideal for larger monitors
  • Supported formats: Standalone / VST 2 / AU / AAXnative / RTAS
  • Incl. 32 GB USB stick with sound library

System requirements:

  • From Win7 (32/64-Bit)
  • From Mac OSX 10.8
  • 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 55 GB HD
  • Internet connection

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Akustik Keys/Pianos No
Beat production / Drum machines No
Wind Instruments No
Cinematic / Effects No
Chorus / Vocals No
Drums / Percussion Yes
E-Pianos No
Ethno / Folk No
Guitars/plucked instruments No
Loops/Construction-Kits No
Orchestra Instruments No
Organs No
String Bass No
Sampler No
String Instruments No
Synthesizer No
Vintage Instrument No
Hardware Controller No
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Stand Alone Yes
AAX Native Yes
Audio Units Yes
NKS No
RTAS Yes
VST2 Yes
VST3 No

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Drum realism in your pocket!

EGM93, 08.06.2018
As a frustrated home-studio engineer with no easy access to a proper studio I've been using BFD3 as the main source for drum tracking on my DAW.
What makes this software unique is the astonishing stylistic flexibility you get from the 100% dry-recorded drums and the ability to tweak the resonance of each drum on the several ambient mics!
Of course, the same hundreds of hours of drum mixing guidance and experience is needed to achieve desirable results, but I dare say to an extent that BFD drums are so well-recorded that subtle processing is the key. Some of their expansion packs (such as Jazz and Funk and Vintage recording techniques) are also a good addition to this holy grail of a drum-software!

PROS
Detailed kit pieces
A healthy collection of ambient mics
Lots of tweaking flexibility
Every effect you need to make a superb mix
A perfect practice partner

CONS
Some of the presets for funk don't cut it
That's it

So definitely the best software for natural sounding drums!
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Karlsson1974, 29.08.2016
This was well worth the wait! It was easy as pie to install - unlike some other similar products out there which i must admit, took both time and tested my patience!

Moreover, unlike with digital downloads, it's nice to have an actual physical product on your shelf! The software comes installed on a USB key which is included in the package. A nice detail was the metal box with the BFD logo on top - in which the USB key can be safely and conveniently stored.

Pros:

Worth every penny i dropped on this baby! Although i'm aware the existence of at least one other good, if not slightly better product, the ease of use and features this baby pack are second to none! Sound samples are pretty amazing! Definitely better and easier than trying to record your own drums!

Cons:

Can't really think of any at this stage!

Final verdict:

I highly recommend it!
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