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FXpansion releases BFD Signature Snares Vol.1 Expansion Pack

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FXpansion BFD Signature Snares Vol.1 Expansion Pack

FXpansion announced the release of BFD Signature Snares Vol.1 Expansion Pack, a collection of Yamaha artist signature snares for your BFD2 library.

With the usual high levels of detail, multiple channels and multiple articulations, BFD Signature Snares Vol.1 is ready for you to sequence and mix using BFD 2.1′s powerful software interface.

The snares are captured in the same room as the previous Yamaha expansion kits and the Jazz & Funk, Percussion and B.O.M.B expansion packs, in Omega Studios, Rockville, MD, USA. The tight, precise and very playable sound makes them sound great when combined with any kit-pieces in the BFD library.

BFD v2.1′s support for custom articulations allows these snares to offer ‘rim clicks’ in addition to the standard snare articulations, as well as positional sensing when used with electronic drums.

BFD Signature Snares Vol.1 Expansion Pack features

  • Five signature Snares
    1. Roy Haynes Signature Snare Drums (14″ x 5.5″)
    2. Bamboo Snare Drum (14″ x 6.5″)
    3. FHP (fibreglass) Snare Drum (14″ x 6″)
    4. Dave Weckl Signature Model (14″ x 5″)
    5. Mike Bordin Signature Model (14″ x 6.5″)
  • Multiple articulations including rim clicks.
  • Played with various beaters (sticks, brushes, mallets & rods).

BFD Signature Snares Vol.1 is available for purchase as a download from the FXpansion web shop for £35 GBP / €49 EUR / $70 USD for all registered BFD2 owners. Registered BFD2 owners with one or more of the Yamaha Expansion Kits (Maple Custom Absolute or Oak Custom) can purchase the expansion pack for £25 GBP / €35 EUR / $50 USD.

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FXpansion announces 50% off on BFD XFL

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FXpansion BFD XFL

FXpansion has announced a 50% discount on BFD XFL, an expansion pack for BFD offering a hugely varied pallette of sounds to add into your BFD installation.

BFD XFL’s 5 DVDs arm you with 22GB of hyper-detailed drum components to slot into your BFD library, all recorded with the same top-end studio gear and microphones as the original. BFD XFL revisits Eldorado Studio to give you the same ambience as that featured in the original BFD library, making its new sounds integrate perfectly with your existing favourites.

BFD XFL features

  • Expansion pack for BFD.
  • Huge variety of new instruments, including many rare and desirable classics.
  • Brushed and malleted versions of many kit-pieces.
  • Splash, accent and china cymbals, rides with bells and crashes with edge hits.
  • Kit-oriented percussion including cowbells, jamblocks, tambourines and even handclaps and fingersnaps.
  • Increased hihat detail and variety: hihat pedal, closed, ¼-open, ½-open , ¾-open and fully open positions are provided.
  • Even more detail than BFD, with up to 93 velocity layers.
  • Recorded with the same room, equipment and signal paths to the original BFD recordings, at Eldorado Studios, Burbank, CA.

BFD XFL is now available for purchase at half price for $124 USD (requires BFD or BFD2).

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FXpansion releases BFD Yamaha Oak Custom

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FXpansion BFD Yamaha Oak Custom

FXpansion has released the BFD Yamaha Oak Custom, a new downloadable expansion kit for BFD 2.

BFD Oak Custom Expansion Kit features a high-end Yamaha Oak Custom drum kit and Bamboo snare.

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.

BFD Yamaha Oak Custom Expansion Kit features

  • Low-cost expansion kit for BFD2 featuring Yamaha Oak Custom Kick and Toms
  • Yamaha Bamboo Snare
  • Kick recorded with 2 beater types
  • Toms recorded with sticks, mallets, brushes, hotrods
  • Bonus samples of the drum cases!

BFD Yamaha Oak Custom is available for download for £25 GBP/35 EUR/$50 USD.

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.

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Platinum Samples releases Jim Scott Rock Drums

Platinum Samples Jim Scott Rock Drums

Platinum Samples has released Volume 1 and 2 of Jim Scott Rock Drums, two BFD2 compatible Expansion Packs, featuring a selection of Jim’s personal classic drum kits recorded with as many as 256 velocity layers at his own PLYRZ Studios as well as samples played by Chad Smith & Steve Ferrone recorded at Sound City Studios (Nirvana, NIN, Tom Petty).

One of L.A.’s most respected producers, engineers and mixers — and one of the busiest — Jim Scott has built his rep off of crisp, live-off-the-floor sounds and attendant good vibes. Scott picked up his first Grammy in 1995 for engineering Tom Petty’s Wildflowers, scoring two more for his work with Santana on Supernatural and the Foo Fighters’ One By One. In 2007, he doubled his Grammy total, scoring a hat trick for his recording of the Dixie Chicks milestone Taking the Long Way. That album was the most recent of dozens of projects Scott has done with Rick Rubin during the past two decades, from Petty and Johnny Cash to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slayer. (Bud Scoppa, Mix Magazine July 2007)

Jim Scott Rock Drums features a selection from Jim’s personal collection of classic drum kits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s recorded at his own PLYRZ Studios using his Neve 8048 console and analog outboard gear, as well as samples played by Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Average White Band, Eric Clapton) recorded at Sound City Studios (RHCP, Tom Petty, Nirvana) using their Neve 8028 console. The drums compiled in the Rock Drums expansion have been played on albums from Robbie Robertson, The Dixie Chicks and Barenaked Ladies to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jim Scott Rock Drums features

  • Rock Drums Volume 1
    • Almost 80 GB of samples recorded with as many as 256 velocity levels.
    • 40 drums and cymbals including kits played by Chad Smith (RHCP) and Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Eric Clapton).
    • Included kits: Ludwig Blue Sparkle (sticks & brushes), Kent Orange Sparkle (sticks & blast sticks), Chad Smith – Satin Ebony Gretch, Steve Ferrone’s Metallic Green Gretch Signature Model.
  • Rock Drums Volume 2
    • Almost 38 GB of samples recorded with as many as 256 velocity levels.
    • 25 drums and cymbals (3 drum kits) played by Don Heffington (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan) and Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Spastic Ink).
    • Included kits: Ludwig Red Sparkle (sticks), Ludwig Champagne Sparkle (sticks), Ludwig Sky Blue Pearl (sticks).

The Jim Scott Rock Drums titles are available for pre-release* now. Volume 1 is $249.95 USD, Volume 2 is $129.99 USD and the Combo Pack is $319.99 USD.

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* Pre-Release Expansion Packs include the complete pack’s audio/sample content but are shipped on duplicated DVD’s in DVD cases without a retail box. Customers who purchase the pre-release versions of a pack will be shipped the full retail versions with replicated DVD’s when they’re available.

Platinum Samples releases Evil Joe Barresi Glamouflage Kit QuickPack for BFD

Platinum Samples Evil Joe Barresi Glamouflage Kit QuickPack

Platinum Samples has released Evil Joe Barresi Glamouflage Kit QuickPack, a BFD compatible QuickPack featuring the Pork Pie Glamouflage drumkit from the critically acclaimed Evil Drums expansion pack.

Evil Joe Barresi is famous for producing and engineering many of today’s greatest modern rock bands such as Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion, Weezer, Pennywise and Clutch. This BFD compatible features the Pork Pie Glamouflage drumkit from the critically acclaimed Evil Drums expansion pack.

Glamouflage Kit QuickPack features

  • Includes well over 1,200 new grooves in both BFD2 and BFD 1.5 format.
  • Tracked by Joe on a Neve 8028 console to analog 2″ tape at the legendary Sound City Studios, the drums have been taken to the next level – fully mix processed, without losing any velocity layers or resolution, Joe has EQ’d, compressed and performed his magic using the same console and equipment he uses when mixing.
  • In addition Joe patched the Kick and Snare though his classic Helios console – both through the Line Inputs to give them added warmth, and through the Mic Inputs to give a modern distorted option, offering a total of three wicked options for the Kick and Snare.
  • Instrument List:
    • Kick Drum – Pork Pie Glamouflage 18 x 24″ Maple Kick Drum (plastic beater)
    • Snare Drum – Zildjian/Noble & Cooley 7 x 14″ Snare drum
    • Toms – Pork Pie Glamouflage Toms: 10 x 13″, 14 x 16″ and 16 x 18″
    • Hi Hat – Zildjian 15″ Rock Hats
    • Cymbals – Zildjian 18″ A Series Brilliant Finish Medium Thin Crash, Zildjian 20″ A Series Brilliant Finish Medium Crash, Zildjian 24″ A Series Ping Ride

Evil Joe Barresi Glamouflage Kit QuickPack is available on 2 DVD’s for $89.99 USD.

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