FXpansion releases BFD Oblivion expansion

FXpansion has launched BFD Oblivion, an expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 designed to provide ready-to-use heavy rock and metal drum sounds.

FXpansion BFD Oblivion

Inspired by genres like post-metal, sludge and prog-metal, BFD Oblivion’s sounds have the punch to slice through the densest walls of guitars.

Included are mix-treated versions of a Mapex Orion kit, Mapex brass snare, Brady jarrah snare and a selection of cymbals from Bosphorus, Zildjian and Paiste. Crafted by an in-house team obsessed with metal, BFD Oblivion is processed heavily so you don’t have to – just add your hardest guitars and basses to create an authentic foundation for all kinds of rock and metal music.

BFD Oblivion features

  • Heavy rock & metal expansion for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.
  • Mix-processed drums, ready to drop into your productions.
  • Mapex Orion drumkit: 22″ kick with 10″, 12″, and 14″ toms.
  • Mapex Brass Master snare and Brady jarrah wood snare.
  • Cymbals and hihat from Bosphorus, Zildjian and Paiste.
  • Kick with felt and plastic beaters.

BFD Oblivion is available for purchase for $99 USD/79 EUR/£69 GBP inc VAT.

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FXpansion releases Stanton Moore Cymbals & Grooves for BFD

FXpansion has announced the release of Stanton Moore Cymbals and Stanton Moore Grooves, two expansion packs for BFD.

FXpansion Stanton Moore Cymbals & Grooves

BFD Stanton Moore Cymbals is an expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 with stunning recordings of Bosphorus cymbals. Included are 4 crashes (with additional mallet versions), 2 rides and a hihat – all recorded in pristine detail by experienced sampling guru John Emrich.

Stanton Moore Grooves provides over 300 irresistibly funky Groove patterns for your BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 sessions. It can be used with any kits in your installation and contains 7 Palettes in 4/4 which are perfect for funk, R&B, rock and pop genres.

The Stanton Moore Cymbals pack for BFD is available for purchase for $70 USD/55 EUR/£49 GBP; Stanton Moore Grooves is $39 USD/29 EUR£25 GBP.

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FXpansion releases BFD Virtually Erskine & Virtually Erskine Grooves

FXpansion has announced the release of BFD Virtually Erskine and Virtually Erskine Grooves, two expansion packs for the BFD drum instrument.

FXpansion BFD Virtually Erskine

BFD Virtually Erskine is an expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 featuring 2 stunning kits played by legendary drummer Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and more). The included sounds are played by Peter himself and are suited to genres including jazz, pop, rock and fusion.

BFD Virtually Erskine features

  • Expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.
  • DW jazz and rock kits with Zildjian cymbals.
  • Recorded in Peter Erskine’s personal studio.
  • Brushed versions of selected instruments.

BFD Virtually Erskine is available for purchase for $70 USD/55 EUR/£49 GBP.

Virtually Erskine Grooves is a BFD Groove Pack containing over 400 Groove patterns by legendary drummer Peter Erskine.

The jazz, swing, rock, funk and Afro-Cuban styles in 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures are intended to accompany the BFD Virtually Erskine expansion pack but can also be used with any other kits in your BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2 installation.

Virtually Erskine Grooves is available for $39 USD/29 EUR/£25 GBP.

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Platinum Samples releases Henry Hirsch Manic Love Drum Sample Library for BFD

Henry Hirsch Manic Love Drum Sample

Platinum Samples has launched the Henry Hirsch Manic Love Drum Sample Library, a new BFD expansion inspired by the drum sounds of two classic rock songs: Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” and Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”.

Henry Hirsch is widely credited with being the impetus behind the vintage gear movement in the recording industry that continues today. He began his career in Berlin in the late 70’s as a studio musician and was Lenny Kravitz’s engineer and musical partner for 25 years. In addition to recording Lenny’s hits (It Ain’t Over, Are You Gonna Go My Way, Again, American Woman, Let Love Rule, Always On The Run, Lady, I’ll Be Waiting, …) Henry has also recorded four number one albums in Japan, Vanessa Paradis’ number one album in France and Madonna’s number one single “Justify My Love”. Henry’s credits also include Michael Jackson, Joan Osborne and Mick Jagger.

In 2008 Henry purchased a 19th century church in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York and turned it into his new Waterfront Studios outfitted with his vintage Helios console and Ampex MM1000 tape recorder which were both used to record this sample library.

The samples are formatted for BFD3 and BFD2 and are available at 44.1kHz/24-bit resolution with as many as 187 velocity levels and include Bell, Bow and Edge articulations on all cymbals, as well as rim shots and rim clicks on the toms. The samples include both Room and Plate samples (in BFD Eco only the Plate will be available).

This library includes two full kits with: 1 Kick, 1 Snare, 3 Toms, 1 Hihat, 2 Crash & 1 Ride Cymbals.

The expansion pack is available for purchase for the introductory price of $89.99 USD (regular $99.99 USD). Requires BFD3, BFD2 or BFD Eco.

More information: Platinum Samples / Henry Hirsch Manic Love

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FXpansion releases BFD Orchestral

FXpansion has announced the release of BFD Orchestral, an expansion pack that delivers a unique set of concert percussion to your BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2 sessions.

The included sounds are perfect for film and commercial composition as well as for progressive music production and creative sound design.

BFD Orchestral features a variety of orchestral bass drums, snares and hand cymbals alongside chromatically tuned timpani and concert chimes which are sampled over 1.5 octaves and perfect for unusual melodic lines. Other highlights include suspended cymbals with huge decays due to the lack of a stand to dampen vibrations.

All the sounds in BFD Orchestral are recorded using carefully selected high-end equipment to capture the dynamics and sonic beauty of these instruments which have the versatility to fit into all kinds of genres and mixes.

BFD Orchestral is available for purchase for $70 USD/55 EUR/£49 GBP inc VAT where applicable.

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