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FXpansion releases BFD2 JEX Expansion Kit

FXpansion JEX

FXpansion has released JEX, the first Expansion Kit for BFD2.

John Emrich’s XDrum kit (JEX) features a high-end, custom hand-made kit from XDrum’s Xotica line.

The drums are 6-ply Keller Maple shells with an additional ply of Sapeli Pommele running vertically, resulting in excellent, focused low-end. The finish is hand-applied tung oil, which leads to a very open tone.

BFD2 JEX Expansion Kit features

  • Low-cost expansion kit for BFD2 featuring custom X-Drums kick and toms.
  • Kick recorded with 2 beater types.
  • Toms recorded with sticks, mallets, brushes, hotrods.
  • Kick features Yamaha SubKick mic for extreme low end.
  • Bonus snare from Jazz & Funk (Ludwig SuperSensitive).

BFD2 JEX Expansion Kit is available as a download from the FXpansion web shop for £25 GBP / 35 EUR / $50 USD. BFD2 JEX is £15 GBP / 20 EUR, $30 USD for all registered BFD2 owners who also have either one or more of the following expansion packs registered to their user account: BFD Jazz & Funk, BFD Percussion, or BFD2 B.O.M.B.

Visit FXpansion for more information and audio demos.

  • pflo

    good luck trying to actually download it.FXP screws me once again! When will I learn?

    These guys have an amazing product that rarely ever works reliably. Endless hours of problem solving instead of drumming and recording. What a blast.

    Looks like no tech support today. Boys must be out getting hammered. Hey, they got to spend my 50 bucks somewhere, right?

  • http://www.digitallofi.com digital lofi

    That’s the spirit, dog the company on a public blog rather than, you know, working with them to make your experience better. fxpansion is the tops when it comes to actual support of their product and their website. They actually respond on their support forums, and work with their customers to iron issues.

    For the record, BFD2 works like a charm for me and is more stable than BFD1, and a hella lot easier and sounds fantastic.

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    It seems pflo has had some problems with BFD FXpansion before, but it seems he got this one working now as well.

    pflo wrote:

    Got it going. 6 hours of frustration but it sounds GOOD! That kick is punching my guts out! Awesome…………

  • pflo

    Yes there was a problem with the download and I had to use a download manager extension to finally get it after several hours. Whether its their fault or just the web I dont know, but I’ve never had to resort to using a manager for anything before. If it wasnt for the kind folks at KVR I would still be kicking rocks.

    For the record, I DID have a support ticket going before I posted here, just wasnt getting any useful help, just insulting advice like “just right click it”.

    The kick is insane, I must admit. The toms, meh, there are better ones in BFD2 already. I hope they get the promised snare happening.

    They do need to work on their delivery methods. I have downloaded larger files on Megaupload for years. They have a great product when it works, but there are many of us who think they have had way too many bugs and problems, especially for the price.

    All future purchases will be third party. I have wasted WAY too much time troubleshooting their products (BFD and BFD2).

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