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FXpansion launches BFD Marching Drums expansion pack

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FXpansion has released BFD Marching Drums, an expansion pack featuring marching band drums and percussion for BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2.

FXpansion BFD Marching Drums

These fascinating instruments can be used for swapping into drumkits, creating street-style percussive grooves and much more.

The BFD Marching Drums snares offer explosive crack and punch while the 4 sizes of tonal bass drums rival celebrated analog drum machines for sheer low-end power. Other highlights include hand cymbals, quad marching toms and bonus percussion sounds such as a brake drum repurposed from an old Cadillac.

BFD Marching Drums is expertly recorded by John Emrich using a wealth of experience in studio engineering and as a former chief musician in the US Navy Band.

The BFD Marching Drums pack is available for $70 USD/55 EUR/£49 GBP inc VAT where applicable.

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FXpansion intros Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.2 & BFD Imperial Drums

FXpansion Zildjian Digital Vault Vol 2

FXpansion has announced Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.2 and BFD Imperial Drums, two new expansion packs for the BFD virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

FXpansion Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.2 is an exciting collection of orchestral and field cymbal sounds for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2. It features a wide variety of Zildjian cymbal recordings as well as a selection of percussive instruments recorded in the same session.

Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.2 includes Classic, K Symphonic and K Constantinople crash and percussion cymbals alongside effect cymbals, gongs, finger-cymbals, crotales, tam tams, temple blocks and more. Playing styles vary from regular sticks and mallets to marching band articulations and clashed, bowed, scraped and water-dipped techniques that provide a huge range of creative sounds.

Chocolate Audio BFD Imperial Drums

BFD Imperial Drums is an expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 featuring a wide range of drums and cymbals, recorded and produced by Chocolate Audio.

BFD Imperial Drums is designed to offer a variety of sounds and mixing control within BFD3 and BFD2. The medium-sized recording room allows naturally warm ambience as well as direct mic signals with superb isolation for maximum flexibility. Many included instruments provide alternative ambient and direct mic sets for an expanded tonal palette. Finally, 13 stick and beater types including hot-rods, webs, rutes and jazz brushes were used to play the instruments.

Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.2 costs $149 USD/109 EUR/£95 GBP, BFD Imperial Drums is $125 USD/95 EUR/£85 GBP. Prices inc. VAT where applicable.

Both libraries are 50% off until January 31st, 2014, as part of FXpansion’s January Expansion Sale.

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FXpansion launches January sale on expansions – 50% off

FXpansion has announced a January sale on its expansions, offering a 50% discount for a limited time.

FXpansion January Sale

There’s never been a better time to expand your library of sounds! To celebrate the new year, all FXpansion downloadable expansion packs are available at half-price for registered owners of BFD3, BFD2, BFD Eco, DCAM Synth Squad and Geist.

The sale includes over 40 products and is valid until 31 January 2014 at the FXpansion web shop.

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FXpansion releases Zildjian Digital Vault for BFD2 & BFD Eco

FXpansion Zildjian Digital Vault

FXpansion has announced the release of Zildjian Digital Vault, a comprehensive collection of Zildjian cymbal recordings ready to slot into your BFD2 or BFD Eco installation.

Zildjian Digital Vault features 34 classic crashes, splashes, rides, chinas and hihats hand-selected by Zildjian’s master cymbal tester Paul Francis. Recorded in intricate detail by sampling guru John Emrich, the sounds are captured with crisp direct mics and lush stereo overhead and room mic sets. Each cymbal is recorded at multiple velocities while being struck by sticks, brushes and mallets. The included cymbals feature articulations for bow, edge and bell positions while hihats feature tip and edge hits at 5 positions between open and closed.

Included are 14 A-series, 9 K-series and 11 FX cymbals from the Zildjian range as well as a series of authentic drumkit grooves.

Note: This product combines 3 previous Gen16-branded products (Z-Pack1, S-Pack1 and S-Pack2).

Zildjian Digital Vault costs $149 USD / €109 EUR / £95 GBP inc VAT. Until Jan 31st 2013, this product is currently available at a 50% discount in FXpansion’s expansion sale.

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FXpansion launches Black Friday Sale—Up to 60% off

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FXpansion has announced its Black Friday sale, a limited time offer with deals on BFD2, Eco, Geist, DCAM Synth Squad & Tremor.

FXpansion Black Friday Deal

Black Friday is here, with some amazing discounts on FXpansion’s range of software instruments. Grab some bargains until 31 December 2012!

FXpansion Black Friday Sale

  • BFD2: $199, €132, £116 (usually $299, €199, £175).
  • BFD2 Upgrade: $129, €97, £84 (usually $199, €149, £129).
  • BFD Eco: $69, €55, £48 (usually $99, €79, £69).
  • Geist: $99, €75, £66 (usually $249, €189, £165).
  • DCAM Synth Squad: $99, €75, £66 (usually $249, €189, £165).
  • Tremor: $99, €75, £66 (usually $149, €119, £99).

Prices are inclusive of VAT and valid from November 23rd through December 31st, 2012. All products are available from FXpansion’s online shop as well as from participating dealers worldwide.

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FXpansion intros Kabuki & Noh Percussion for BFD2, BFD Eco & BFD DV

Sonica Kabuki & Noh Percussion

FXpansion and Sonica have announced the release of Kabuki & Noh Percussion, a fascinating collection of authentically played Japanese percussion instruments and noisemakers.

Evoking the emotions and grandeur of the Kabuki stage, the mysteriously profound aesthetic world of Noh theater, and the reverberations of tapped hand drums, Kabuki & Noh Percussion features 56 percussion instruments used in Kabuki and Noh performances. The collection includes a variety of traditional hand drums, pitched drums, bells, gongs and music boxes alongside Noh flute and authentic vocal motifs. Also included are the ashibyoshi foot beats and tsukeuchi sound-effect clappers crucial to Kabuki performance.

Played by master traditional Japanese percussionist Takinojo Mochizuki with alternating left/right hits at up to 99 velocity layers, Kabuki & Noh Percussion’s stunning detail was captured using well-preserved vintage mics and Neve preamps. The recording sessions were conducted in an anechoic room similar to the bamboo-curtained orchestra room in a Kabuki theater. Reverb can be added as needed – the recordings preserve the true character of the instruments’ sound. Kabuki & Noh Percussion comes complete with 156 grooves that give you instant access to real nagauta and Noh performance rhythm patterns.

Kabuki & Noh Percussion for BFD2, BFD Eco and BFD Eco DV is available to purchase for $149 USD / 109 EUR / £95 GBP inc VAT.

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FXpansion BFD Eldorado—Classic drum sounds now for BFD2, BFD Eco & BFD Eco DV

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FXpansion BFD Eldorado

FXpansion has announced the release of its BFD Eldorado expansion pack for BFD2, BFD Eco and BFD Eco DV, featuring all the sounds from the original BFD library recorded at Eldorado Studios in Burbank, California.

Featuring a suite of 7 vintage and modern kits and additional snares, kicks and cymbals, the sound of BFD Eldorado is perfect for rock and other genres that benefit from an authentic, organic, ‘live’ drum sound.

BFD Eldorado is also a perfect accompaniment to BFD XFL which is recorded with the same equipment and room at Eldorado Studios.

BFD Eldorado features

  • Download-only expansion pack for BFD2, BFD Eco & BFD Eco DV.
  • The original BFD sounds that started it all!
  • 7 premium vintage and modern drumkits: 9 GB of 24 bit, 44.1 kHz audio recorded with $150,000 worth of microphones, preamps and converters.

The expansion pack is available to purchase for $149 USD/109 EUR/£95 GBP inc VAT for all registered BFD2, BFD Eco & BFD Eco DV owners.

More information: FXpansion / BFD Eldorado

FXpansion launches BFD2 Sale – 50% off virtual drum instrument

FXpansion has announced the BFD2 BFDeal, a limited time promotion for the award-winning premium acoustic drum workstation for Windows and Mac.

FXpansion BFD2 BFDeal

BFD2 is FXpansion’s flagship production workstation for acoustic drums: extreme realism and stunning sound quality, fast and easy setup and total plug-in integration in your DAW.

Assemble and tweak up to 32-piece kits, create and edit professional drum arrangements, work with mics like you’re truly mixing drums in a studio with free routing and sidechaining, custom sub-mixes and high quality built-in processing. If you’re more of a musician than an engineer, you can use the supplied drum mix presets and concentrate on your arrangements instead!

BFD2 features

  • 55GB of rare, vintage boutique and classic drums, 10 full kits, extra snares and cymbals.
  • Multiple expressive articulations, each with up to 96 velocity layers.
  • Built-in effects suite includes EQ, flanger, chorus, delay, bit crusher, gate, DCAM circuit-modelled filter, compressors, distortion; Overloud Breverb and much more.
  • Multi-channel audio export directly within BFD2.
  • Full-featured Groove creation, editing and arrangement.

BFD2 is available now from participating dealers or the FXpansion web shop for $149 USD/119 EUR/£99 GBP until 31 March, 2012 (regular $299 USD/199 EUR/£175 inc VAT).

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