The third generation of FXpansion's software acoustic drum studio 01/10/13
FXpansion has announced BFD3, the third generation of their flagship software acoustic drum studio. They tell us that it has new levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive redesigned engine.
A spokesperson had this to say, "With stunning new kits with mix-ready presets and modelling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3's audio engine delivers uncompromising detail. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.
BFD3's all-new library is recorded in two fantastic rooms by engineers including Andrew Scheps, Rail Jon Rogut and John Emrich, giving you a diverse palette of drum tones out of the box. The sounds include a brushed kit and processed drum presets 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."
7 new kits recorded in 2 locations.
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.
Extendable 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.
Pricing and Availability:
BFD3 is available on USB 2.0 flash installation media or as a download product from the FXpansion web shop and authorized FXpansion dealers worldwide for $349.00, €269.00, £229.00.
BFD3 Upgrade is available for all registered BFD2 owners for $199.00, €155.00, £129.00 on USB 2.0 flash installation media and $149, €115, £99 as a digital download.