FXpansion have announced the BFD Oak Custom Expansion Kit
, featuring a high-end Yamaha Oak Custom drum kit and Bamboo snare. Here's what they have to say about it...
Oak is a great material for a drum shell: it resonates with a solid fundamental delivering awesome power when played. Consequently, the toms sound very full-bodied and the bass drum offers a devastating low-end response.
In order to complete this set, a new 'lite' (16-velocity layers) Yamaha Bamboo snare in included. Its crack and strong tone make it very easy to place in a mix.
This download-only BFD v2.1 expansion kit includes toms played with sticks, mallets, and rods. The bass drum is provided in both wood and felt beater versions. The snare is played with sticks, and provided with the snare-strainer on and off.
New v2.1 articulations include 'rim shots' and 'rim clicks' on the toms (when hit with sticks). The snare also offers 'rim clicks' in addition to its standard articulations, as well as support for positional sensing when used with electronic drums.
Oak Custom 8"x10" Tom
Oak Custom 9"x12" Tom
Oak Custom 10"x13" Tom
Oak Custom 14"x14" Floor Tom
Oak Custom 16"x16" Floor Tom
Oak Custom 17"x24" Bass Drum
Yamaha Bamboo 6"x14" Snare Drum
Snare - Coated Ambassador
Toms - Coated Emperor
Bass Drum - Powersonic
All drums were recorded at Omega Studios in Rockville, MD.
As an additional bonus, Yamaha Oak Custom comes complete with free cases! Useful for percussion or experimental drum-layering, these kit-pieces are created from recordings of the Yamaha drum cases being played with sticks. Recordings of the 10", 12", 14", and 24" drum cases are provided.
There are no hi-hats or cymbals included with this expansion kit. However, all the bundled presets are designed around the cymbals in BFD2, and can be easily set up to play with electronic drumkits such as the Yamaha DTXtreme series using BFD2's mapping functionality.
Pricing and Availability:
- Low-cost expansion kit for BFD2 featuring Yamaha Oak Custom Kick and Toms
- Yamaha Bamboo Snare
- Toms recorded with sticks, mallets, brushes, hotrods
- Kick recorded with 2 beater types
- Bonus samples of the drum cases!
BFD Yamaha Oak Custom Expansion Kit is a download-only product and is available now from the FXpansion web shop.
BFD Yamaha Oak Custom is GBP Â£25, Euro â‚¬35, USD $50 for all registered BFD2 owners.
NOTE: A complete set of high quality Yamaha snares (including a full-velocity Bamboo snare) is scheduled for release in the future. Owners of the Oak Custom expansion kit will be eligible for an upgrade discount when purchasing the Yamaha snares pack.