FD gives you your own drum studio,with complete control of 7 real drum kits plus additional hats, snares and cymbals. Every drum is recorded from eleven different mics positioned around the kit and room so you can mixyour drums by blending the mic sources just like in a real studio. BFDs high quality drum sample library has an unparalleled degree of realism. For each type of drum type in each kit. There are a number of different styles of ‘hits’. Each of these ‘hits’ is sampled at up to 46 velocity layers, resulting in drum parts of superior detail and expressiveness. BFD was recorded in the drum room at a top Californian recording studio by professional, Pitchshifter, A Perfect Circle) using over $50,000 worth of microphones from Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG and others. The drums used range from the 1920s to 2002, and include both classics and rarities.
Not only useful as a sound source for your own drum programming, BFD also incorporates a comprehensive library of ready-to-use MIDI Grooves with different styles, feels and time signatures. The library features both programmed grooves and MIDI recordings of real drummers, including top UK session drummer Chris Dagley (Jamiroquai, Lalo Schifrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton , Chaka Khan).
The advanced, integrated Groove Librarian allows you to drag and drop the included grooves or import your own MIDI grooves. You can then trigger them in realtime from a keyboard or let the BFD freestyle with the auto-shuffle and auto-fill features.
BFD’s humanization functions inject that elusive ‘soul’ into your drum parts. The integrated swing controls make it easy to tighten or relax the vibe as much as required. On top of this, the sound of the Groove can be further humanized through the controlled randomization of velocity and timing.
BFD is perfectly suited to rock, jazz, funk, country, hip-hop, blues, drum & bass! In fact, anything that may require a real drumkit, from auto – accompaniment, traditional song – writing and recording, to newer techniques such as creating original drum breaks.