FXpansion has launched two new expansion packs for its BFD virtual drums, the London Sessions and Sphere.
BFD London Sessions compiles the BFD 2 factory library for BFD 3 and BFD Eco versions. The 49 GB collection features 10 multichannel vintage and modern kits in 24 bit / 44.1 kHz resolution. The kits were recorded at the Lyndhurst Hall in the Air Studios in London with different microphones, including two pairs of room micros, one of which offers Mid/Side capability, as well as a Neve console, Montserrat preamps and Prism converters for a sound described as warm that can be used in any music style (jazz, pop, country, funk…). FXpansion adds that you get 11 articulations for the hi-hats and cymbal bell and edge articulations.
Hard rock and metal musicians can also discover BFD Sphere, a library design for the three BFD versions. The library was produced by Acle Kahney and features two 4-tom DW and Vibe kits as well as a Ludwig Black Beauty snare with hit and rimshot articulations. The drums were installed in the Sphere Studios in London before its relocation, played by Jamie Postones (Tessaract) and Mike Malyan (Monuments). Francesco Cameli (Bullet for my Valentine, Queen, Phil Collins, New Model Army) was also part of the adventure and the kits were recorded through Neve preamps. BFD Sphere features dry sounds as well as processed presets ready to be used in your mixes. All the presets also include cymbals and hi-hats in BFD2, BFD3 and BFD Eco formats.
BFD Sphere retails for 55 € / $70 at www.fxpansion.com.
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