FXpansion releases BFD Signature Snares Vol.2

FXpansion BFD Signature Snares Vol.2

FXpansion has released BFD Signature Snares Vol.2, the second instalment 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.2 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 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.2 features

  • Low-cost, download-only expansion pack for BFD2.
  • 5 signature snares: Gadd Signature Snare Drum (5.5″ x 14″), Chamberlin Snare Drum (5.5″ x 14″), Robinson Signature Snare Drum (5″ x 15″), Leim Signature Model (6.5″ x 14″), Garibaldi Signature Model (3.5″ x 14″).
  • Multiple articulations including rim-clicks.
  • Played with various beaters (sticks, brushes, mallets, rods).

BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 is available as a download-only product, priced at £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, Oak Custom, BFD Cocktail, BFD Heavy or Signature Snares Vol.1) can purchase BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 at a discounted price of £25 GBP / 35 EUR / $50 USD.

More information: FXpansion / BFD Signature Snares Vol.2


FXpansion releases BFD Heavy

FXpansion BFD Heavy

FXpansion has announced the release of BFD Heavy, a BFD2 expansion pack containing a pair of immaculately recorded Yamaha birch drumkits, supplied with a set of presets perfect for heavy rock, metal and other styles that require powerful, weighty drums.

The Recording Custom is the kit that signalled Yamaha’s arrival as one of the dominant forces in the world of drumming. This all-time classic birch kit comprises 2 powerful kicks, played with felt and wood beaters, alongside 4 toms featuring superb attack and sustain, and played with sticks. The Birch Custom Absolute, meanwhile, is the culmination of Yamaha’s 25 years of experience in crafting birch shells. Offering a great alternative to maple, birch shells feature excellent mid and low end, with a sharp and vibrant attack. The 5 toms are played with sticks and mallets, while the kick is provided in wood and felt beater versions.

A bonus ‘lite’ Yamaha Jimmy Chamberlin signature snare is provided to complement the kits. This steel-shell snare is provided in 4 versions played with sticks and mallets, with the snare strainer on and off. Full-detail versions of this snare are available in the Yamaha Signature Snares vol.2 expansion pack.

BFD Heavy’s expressive articulations include rim shots and rim clicks on the Birch Custom Absolute toms, while the bonus snare kit-pieces feature half-edge samples for expressive programming and electronic drums positional sensing support. The recording sessions took place at Omega Studios in Maryland, USA, using premium mics and preamps by Neumann, ATI, Neve, API and Violet, amongst others. Recording conditions were identical to those for other Yamaha-based downloadable expansions and the BFD Jazz & Funk, Percussion, B.O.M.B. and JEX libraries. BFD Heavy is also designed to sound great with BFD2’s built-in sounds as well as with BFD-compatible libraries recorded in other locations.

BFD Heavy features

  • Low-cost, download-only expansion pack for BFD2
  • 3 Kicks played with felt and wood beaters
  • 9 Toms variously played with sticks and mallets
  • Bonus snare with strainer on and off, played with sticks and mallets

BFD Heavy is available to purchase for all registered BFD2 users, priced at £35 GBP, €49 EUR / $70 USD.

More information: FXpansion / BFD Heavy