FXpansion BFD Eco [review]

Posted: June 10, 2010 in Audio Gear, Music, Review
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If you’re serious about in-the-box drum production, virtual instruments such as FXpansion’s BFD2 and Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 2.0 deliver the goods. But for many of us, their complexity and large hard drive footprint can be a turn-off.

With this in mind, FXpansion has taken some of the best parts of BFD2 and moulded them into a simmered down, more affordable package: BFD Eco.

In this case, Eco means economy, so you get fewer drums, cymbals and features, and the quality of the library has been reduced to 16-bit. This results in a compact 5GB drive footprint. However, you’re still looking at a 12-piece setup consisting of kick, snare, hi-hat, three toms, three cymbals and three percussion elements. With up to 24 velocity layers per piece, realism and playability haven’t been forsaken. [read]

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