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Virtual Drum/Percussion from Fxpansion belonging to the BFD series.

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  • bENORMUSbENORMUS

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 12/10/08 at 12:00
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    Install: no problem

    Incompatibilities: no

    General Config: no pb

    Manual: ok

    FITNESS / PERFORMANCE

    PC config:
    Gigabyte DS2R
    Intel Dual Core E8200
    2048 MB RAM

    BFD nickel works fine under Cubase SX3. It's super stable.
    In general my projects contain 6 VSTi (Halion, NI Elektric Piano, B4 Arturia Moog Synth and various), 2-3 Guitar Rig 3, 4 SIR 2, 10 and SSL Waves Api, 10 URS..etc plugs and everything stays fluid.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I use BFD since 2005 with the add-on XFL

    The +: wide range of sounds of an acoustic drum. But to fully integrate into the mix it is of course well mixed each track BFD (EQ, compressor and reverb) if BFD sounds outside the mix and quite of…
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    Install: no problem

    Incompatibilities: no

    General Config: no pb

    Manual: ok

    FITNESS / PERFORMANCE

    PC config:
    Gigabyte DS2R
    Intel Dual Core E8200
    2048 MB RAM

    BFD nickel works fine under Cubase SX3. It's super stable.
    In general my projects contain 6 VSTi (Halion, NI Elektric Piano, B4 Arturia Moog Synth and various), 2-3 Guitar Rig 3, 4 SIR 2, 10 and SSL Waves Api, 10 URS..etc plugs and everything stays fluid.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I use BFD since 2005 with the add-on XFL

    The +: wide range of sounds of an acoustic drum. But to fully integrate into the mix it is of course well mixed each track BFD (EQ, compressor and reverb) if BFD sounds outside the mix and quite often this is a little battery box.
    Basically not believe in Santa Claus, it does not start and hop BFD was sound super realistic battery. We must work velocities and mix each track BFD, so it takes time, patience and some knowledge of drumming.

    The -: to take back what I said in the previous lines that would be great as BFD sounds live, but should not delude ourselves, the process is basically the same as with an instrument you buy, indeed it is not because you will buy a guitar to 2000 euros you will play as a god. You have to work the instrument and it's the same in computer music is because you have sound banks 500 gigas that this is not going to ask you to work sounds and mix.

    Value for money: Reasonable

    With experience, I do it again 1000 times this choice because if you do not have the ability to record a good drummer on a good battery in a good studio bah you spending time on programming and on the Mix BFD obtain a consistent battery and heartfelt.

    In summary like any VSTi instrument that offers a wide sound bank, you still have to put in mind that it will work sounds anyway because if it sounds cheap.
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  • Mad MaxMad Max

    It to the character

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 03/20/12 at 13:25
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    No installation problems, have moved with the DVD included in the kit and rolling!

    Count anyway (with a normal config), a good half-hour installation!
    Bit of advice, have at least one external hard drive muscular enough!

    No known incompatibility to date (at least not in XP)!

    In the first instance, to use some of the manual to get used to it, but not too much just to focus on the machine and program, especially, Midi CCs!
    Second piece of advice, have a type controller pads (it helps anyway)!

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Who wants a drum and is characterized very easily!

    A virtual drum quite a lot of attention at its output which made the sound cracked in more than one (…
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    No installation problems, have moved with the DVD included in the kit and rolling!

    Count anyway (with a normal config), a good half-hour installation!
    Bit of advice, have at least one external hard drive muscular enough!

    No known incompatibility to date (at least not in XP)!

    In the first instance, to use some of the manual to get used to it, but not too much just to focus on the machine and program, especially, Midi CCs!
    Second piece of advice, have a type controller pads (it helps anyway)!

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Who wants a drum and is characterized very easily!

    A virtual drum quite a lot of attention at its output which made the sound cracked in more than one (like me for example)!

    Very intuitive, easy to program because, as much as playing with a full automation and please!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Even with this first version, have yet come to show that the virtual drums can be distinguished from other competitors, without the slightest damage inflicting what effect!

    The many features that have been dedicated from the outset of its creation, have not felt frustrating!

    The integrated mixer makes it so the first virtual drums with which could have run all the elements to the individual outputs desired!

    Other functions, such, room, overheads, positions of microphones, EQ curves, and I humanisations passes, assigning to each of the characters perfectly kits available in downloads on the publisher's site (in the FXPansion case)!

    A very good point to make his debut on a battery "virtual" (dare I say), since once worked with an equalizer to clean his game and his expectations, then feel a mix is ​​more as well and require him to your favorite music!

    In addition, may have always enlarge his family kits, buying at As the many alternatives, which, even despite their "ages", keep their fire power and punch, so a real battery , could almost feel the same as its competitor virtual!



    Mad Max
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  • paradiesparadies

    this train! Too hungry ram

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 10/16/11 at 06:59
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    The config is the idea of ​​this app. you can click on an element of the battery and seletiionner a model snare drum or other component among an infinite number.
    Installation in two parts a bit stupid ...

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Too hungry ram. J have had this app ds Budle a protools 4 years ago, and did a shot on mac bipro with 1GB RAM (the standard at the time) ... well it already rowed
    on paper the concept is nice, but for me it is useless in session.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Installing a low concon d first one installer for the software, then restart your Mac, then you have to think of launching an installer for edeuxième RLES load sound banks of 1.31 GB
    I've had in t…
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    The config is the idea of ​​this app. you can click on an element of the battery and seletiionner a model snare drum or other component among an infinite number.
    Installation in two parts a bit stupid ...

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Too hungry ram. J have had this app ds Budle a protools 4 years ago, and did a shot on mac bipro with 1GB RAM (the standard at the time) ... well it already rowed
    on paper the concept is nice, but for me it is useless in session.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Installing a low concon d first one installer for the software, then restart your Mac, then you have to think of launching an installer for edeuxième RLES load sound banks of 1.31 GB
    I've had in the one bundled with protools 4 years ago and have been turned on the MacBook at the time with 1G of ram bipro and it crashes all the time even with the buffer set despite the latency to arrange monsieeur bfd .
    If it is to slam 1000 euros for a computer expression, I'd rather hire a drummer! lol

    Seriously, noise, nothing new since the invention of the sample. It would be more practical than a sampler hard if it was not seeking both the host machine which can be other things to do (record / play tracks ...)

    There is no more present in the filter samplers hard. it sounds duller.

    I record my favorite patterns for hand models and call a drummer friend. This virtualization becomes tiresome (and inefficient ... finally)

    Sounds very metallic.
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  • Tom furyTom fury

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 01/22/04 at 01:22
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Simple, effective, clear ..
    Better to have a little room even when given the size of sound banks, made a pretty good big issue ;-)

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    My Pc is not a fuse ... Celeron 1Ghz, 512 MB RAM, Echo Mia card, but rolls without worries.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's just amazing.
    I am a drummer (among others) and I always had trouble with apps programming drums trs orients electro or techno carrment (fruity loops, reason ...)... to run any patterns pop trs is a limit.

    bfd with the illusion is perfect

    electroides techno and go your way (adj y'en not enough for you?)
    ringo starr RULES!
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    Simple, effective, clear ..
    Better to have a little room even when given the size of sound banks, made a pretty good big issue ;-)

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    My Pc is not a fuse ... Celeron 1Ghz, 512 MB RAM, Echo Mia card, but rolls without worries.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's just amazing.
    I am a drummer (among others) and I always had trouble with apps programming drums trs orients electro or techno carrment (fruity loops, reason ...)... to run any patterns pop trs is a limit.

    bfd with the illusion is perfect

    electroides techno and go your way (adj y'en not enough for you?)
    ringo starr RULES!
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  • ber-docber-doc

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 05/10/04 at 21:24
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The first version has the amal the install. but with the Shift rntre in order!

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Simply fabulous, a lot of opportunities so as not to cause suffering to the CPU, the grooves are of good quality, although all styles is not there you, but first you must still play right?

    OVERALL OPINION

    The product is very well, I advise you to get the costs in your store prfr, for my part I was the test at MusicWest for those on and around Marseille n 'hsitez not for the other they also have a site: http://www.music-west.com

    Hi all ...
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    The first version has the amal the install. but with the Shift rntre in order!

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Simply fabulous, a lot of opportunities so as not to cause suffering to the CPU, the grooves are of good quality, although all styles is not there you, but first you must still play right?

    OVERALL OPINION

    The product is very well, I advise you to get the costs in your store prfr, for my part I was the test at MusicWest for those on and around Marseille n 'hsitez not for the other they also have a site: http://www.music-west.com

    Hi all ...
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  • parisianparisian

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 07/02/04 at 04:08
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    Small problems if you're having fun too with the destination directories

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I do not have the bomb should be but I'm going out with a P4 and 512MB without overloading the loops.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Impressive one side (realism of the game, interface, number of settings, and kits)
    Disappointing to the other (sounds Kits despite the number varied slightly, a large rock which must reverb I'd like to do without some environments, way too greedy in resources for what it brings in comparison to competing products)
  • jaloljalol

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 07/26/04 at 15:50
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    Installation problem with the first version (including the passage of a DVD to DVD 2), but no problems with the following updates! The 1085 version turns the thunder!

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Better to have a very good machine to run the BOMB! Indeed, it is very greedy, they eat a lot of memory and disk access. Moreover, on the hard drive, it is best to have a very fast, with 8 MB of cache, and dedicated to BFD!

    I use Cubase SX 2.2, VST, with 512 samples of latency, and a battery of electronic Millennium Thomann coupled with Roland TD3 module. It rocks ALL! Really never heard in this area!

    Cons: need for a powerful bike and drive in place (it still takes 8 Go!)

    Here is my…
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    Installation problem with the first version (including the passage of a DVD to DVD 2), but no problems with the following updates! The 1085 version turns the thunder!

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Better to have a very good machine to run the BOMB! Indeed, it is very greedy, they eat a lot of memory and disk access. Moreover, on the hard drive, it is best to have a very fast, with 8 MB of cache, and dedicated to BFD!

    I use Cubase SX 2.2, VST, with 512 samples of latency, and a battery of electronic Millennium Thomann coupled with Roland TD3 module. It rocks ALL! Really never heard in this area!

    Cons: need for a powerful bike and drive in place (it still takes 8 Go!)

    Here is my config with which it turns really thunder
    * Athlon XP 3200 + on ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
    * Sound Card Echo Layla 24
    * 2x 512 MB DDR PC3200 RAM in dual channel
    * A DD Excellstor IDE 60 GB 7200 rpm for the system
    * A DD Maxtor SATA 160 GB 7200 rpm and 8 MB cache for everything and audio samples

    OVERALL OPINION

    As I said above, it is a real BOMB! You really have to hear it to believe it ... I think the icing on the cake is the version "all" of the VST module which allows for a track by element: direct sound elements of the battery, Overhead, Room and PZM, but also allows for (and dosing) of repisse an element in another (eg repisse the snare in the bass drum)!

    It is also possible to adjust the degree of repisse drums and cymbals in the background microphone, adjust the microphone placement of the bass drum (more or less inside), to adjust the fit between the micro skin typing and timbre of the snare, to adjust the separation and removal of ambient mics ... In short, it's really a wonder! Once properly adjusted (takes time), play on your drum machine with headphones on, the illusion is perfect! You are in your room again!

    The only thing I regret is the lack of drum played with ballet, but it has been integrated into the addon that is out FXpansion, BFD XFL ...
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  • Ray'meeRay'mee

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 12/03/04 at 07:33
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    Normal installation, without too much bp, except that the first time Cubase can not find the samples. I reinstalled once and hop everything is ok, no worries.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Then notify you as good right now, it's greedy little sacrament.
    I finally managed to turn the fare without pb, but hey veiled the bike:
    P4 2.8 ghz prescott
    2 GB of RAM
    HDD SATA Raptor 10,000 rev / min X2 (ca ca plays heavily on the perf !!!!)
    cubase 2.01 (bcp works better than version 1.x)
    MOTU 828 mkII sound card

    But the good more than bp ca nickel runs even with the large, virtual guitarist, trilogy and atmosphere at the same time!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    LOVE !!!!!!!!!! The sou…
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    Normal installation, without too much bp, except that the first time Cubase can not find the samples. I reinstalled once and hop everything is ok, no worries.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Then notify you as good right now, it's greedy little sacrament.
    I finally managed to turn the fare without pb, but hey veiled the bike:
    P4 2.8 ghz prescott
    2 GB of RAM
    HDD SATA Raptor 10,000 rev / min X2 (ca ca plays heavily on the perf !!!!)
    cubase 2.01 (bcp works better than version 1.x)
    MOTU 828 mkII sound card

    But the good more than bp ca nickel runs even with the large, virtual guitarist, trilogy and atmosphere at the same time!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    LOVE !!!!!!!!!! The sounds are great, being a drummer, I am pleased supra.
    The kits will look a little, and the sound is typical. In fact, it gives an impression or garage, or rock, or live.
    It's not a phat battery, so when it comes to jazz or funk genre jamiroquai is not worth it.
    But otherwise it does !!!!!
    The sounds of the extension, especially some toms are a cry

    Voila, I recommend (if you have a very good machine only)
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  • davidhafdavidhaf

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 12/29/05 at 17:02
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    Before installing BFD, it is essential to Tlcharger the latest update to install the software! Version 1.5 RULES problem effectively and provides a bonus guide on the compatibility of supplmentaire BFD in squenceurs pro.
    The English manual is of good quality and configuration is very simple.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    It happens to subjects who fchent.
    BFD to run properly, it is a 768MB of RAM running a 1.5 GHz processor, and a good hard drive with about 20GB free in addition to two socks roll into a ball in the caleon your machine! This is a config which is becoming commonplace in the late 2005 but still same.
    Little advice, put 1GB of RAM and install BFD when the hard drive …
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    Before installing BFD, it is essential to Tlcharger the latest update to install the software! Version 1.5 RULES problem effectively and provides a bonus guide on the compatibility of supplmentaire BFD in squenceurs pro.
    The English manual is of good quality and configuration is very simple.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    It happens to subjects who fchent.
    BFD to run properly, it is a 768MB of RAM running a 1.5 GHz processor, and a good hard drive with about 20GB free in addition to two socks roll into a ball in the caleon your machine! This is a config which is becoming commonplace in the late 2005 but still same.
    Little advice, put 1GB of RAM and install BFD when the hard drive of your machine (dfragment or nearly empty. If the program is on The beginning of the disk, in terms of performance will be much better DBiT

    I do not see the problem of stability for the moment that will be using BFD as a simple Windows app or as a plug-in in Cubase SX3.0.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use this software often trs for 2 months and I am delighted.
    I use BFD as a plug-in in Cubase using the Ultra version. Everything is configurable, and in cubase, it lacks nothing in automation. Ergonomics although sometimes strange is good.

    APRS few words about "ergonomics known soft", talking about her.
    I prcise immediately, BFD is oriented rock, if you do jazz or funk or mtal, we must spend time to configure BFD for a rsultat acceptable.

    The elements are often too orients vintage. I will not go into the dtails, you have the complete list of on lments https://www.fxpansion.com/product-bfd-kitlistings.php. I simply add that are trs Floor tom are means, the technician who chose the skin (a MODEL too rich in low frequencies) and who has not taken a fairly tight wad asrement the day before.

    Half of the MODELS selected for hithats and cymbals are not top, example: hithat B8pro sabian 14 ", I have jou for 8 years on my battery beginners and confirm it sounds dj natural poorly in!). And there is only one chinese that hit with the olive baguette high volume (roughly following those are lost, it is not very striking).

    Otherwise the sound gnral remains good, a little too got my room due to a recording room too much, unfortunately. It also lacks the sound of mallets and ballets. There are enough levels VLOC except for the cymbals but overall the dynamics of your kit natural stepfather.

    In conclusion BFD is a good app for the DMOS couraging.

    Apparently extensions add a lot of high-end cymbals, some with 127 vlocits nivalis. The recording room is smaller for APRS FXpansion is one which allows for a cleaner for the atmosphere.
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  • phonotechniphonotechni

    Fxpansion BFDPublished on 08/17/07 at 07:39
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    I bought this software a week ago:

    - Installation without problem on XP sp2
    - No incompatibilitbr /> - Easy and Effective
    - Manuel clear prcis, no problem we can become familiar with the software without the manual, but when it comes to precision, I suggest you read it.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I had no problem with the configuration of my computer. The RAM is the most important especially for the cache: 768 megs here on a Celeron 325 Mhz 2.53. Install everything on a external HD if possible. Performance is excellent with the updates: little noise really tired the first tests in squence grooves in the recording of program mix, rgl thereafter.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I us…
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    I bought this software a week ago:

    - Installation without problem on XP sp2
    - No incompatibilitbr /> - Easy and Effective
    - Manuel clear prcis, no problem we can become familiar with the software without the manual, but when it comes to precision, I suggest you read it.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I had no problem with the configuration of my computer. The RAM is the most important especially for the cache: 768 megs here on a Celeron 325 Mhz 2.53. Install everything on a external HD if possible. Performance is excellent with the updates: little noise really tired the first tests in squence grooves in the recording of program mix, rgl thereafter.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the software from trs short time as a musician I was looking for self-production of percussion as the prs Ralite and I'm really not. They would, however, will integrate the software mix, but you must understand that this software is primarily ddi acoustic percussion with all the adjustments professionals. I tried other models before (electronic drums, etc.) and this software is simply fascinating ism by its sound. I would do without this choice hsiter.
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