BFD Premium Acoustic Drum Module
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BFD Premium Acoustic Drum Module concentrates on impeccably recorded multi velocity acoustic drum kits, with some crucial differences to using a general purpose sampler with sample CDs, or using pre-recorded acoustic drum loops. Drum studio with complete control of 7 real drum kits, plus additional hats, snares and cymbals. Each drum is recorded from microphones positioned around the kit and room so you can mix your drums by blending the sources as if you were in a real studio.The 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 is sampled at up to 46 velocity layers resulting in drum parts of great detail and expressiveness. Recorded in the drum room at a top Californian recording studio by professional engineer Steve Duda (NIN, Pitchshifter, A Perfect Circle) using over £30,000 worth of microphones from Sennheiser, Neumann, AKG and others. The drums used range from the 1920s to 2002, and include both rarities and classics. In any other language - premium. BFD is not only useful as a sound source for your own drum programming, it 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, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton, Lalo Schifrin, 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 do the job. 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. Rock, jazz, funk, country, hip-hop, blues, drum & bass - BFD is perfectly suited. Anything that requires a real drumkit, from auto-accompaniment, traditional song-writing and recording, to newer techniques such as creating original drum breaks, BFD is suited. The BFD concept: Flexible mixing of multiple microphone placements. Hyper detailed kits: up to 46 velocity layers and a wide selection of hit types, all recorded simultaneously through eleven microphones. Easy compilation of new kits without fighting with time consuming editing and combination of sampler programs, or having to load multiple whole kits. An automated versatile drummer in the Groove Librarian. Endlessly variable feel and sound. All this and more is provided in a highly integrated, intuitive interface, plugged into the heart of your favourite sequencing environment via the VSTi, DXi, RTAS, AudioUnit and ReWire interfaces. A stand alone version is also supplied, which uses the ASIO and CoreAudio protocols.