BFD Drums BFD3

Drum Kit Virtual Instrument

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  • Regular price $259.00 73% off
  • $69.00
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Types of proof

Student

Student ID Card, Letter of enrollment, or similar

Teacher/Lecturer

Teacher ID Card, Lecturer ID Card, Payslip, Letter from the school/college

Education proof is submitted to the manufacturer and is accepted at their discretion.


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It has 3 types of activations, iLok USB, iLok Machine, and iLok Cloud.

Different brands/products will offer different iLok methods. iLok USB is always an option, but the availability of iLok Cloud and iLok Machine methods is at the discretion of the software developer.


iLok Account

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iLok License Manager

To manage your iLok licenses, there is a dedicated app called iLok License Manager. This app is used to register, activate, and move your licenses between locations.

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iLok USB Key

iLok USB

This activation is stored on an iLok 2 or 3 USB key.

It is the best option for portability, if you frequently move between multiple machines, and offline use.


iLok Machine ID

Machine ID

This activation is stored locally on your computer.

While this is a convenient way to work offline, and does not require the additional cost of an iLok USB, there is the risk of a license being lost in the case of a drive failure.

This option also requires extra care when you upgrade to a new computer, the license(s) must be deactivated on your old machine first to ensure you do not lose them.


iLok Cloud

iLok Cloud

This activation is based online, and requires a "cloud session" using the iLok License Manager.

It requires an active internet connection for the entire time you use the plugin(s).


Evolved Acoustic Drum Software

  • 7 new kits recorded in 2 locations
  • Dedicated rock, metal, jazz, and brush kits
  • More detail in less disk space
  • Tom resonance/cymbal swell modeling
  • Streamlined new browser and workflow
  • Faster, more efficient audio engine
  • Extendable interface for larger screens
  • New effects including algorithmic reverb and DCAM EnvShaper
  • Wide range of mix-ready presets
  • Fully editable, improved groove engine
  • Rudiments tool for creating grooves
  • Grooves by Steve Ferrone, Brooks Wackerman, Bobby Jarzombek, Peter Erskine & Stanton Moore courtesy of Platinum Samples
  • VST, AU, and AAX plugin formats & standalone version

Effortless Power

BFD3 is designed to sound great while offering as much depth as you need.

Browse for entire presets, quickly compile custom kits, or mold any drum sound you desire by retuning, damping, and processing multiple mics with the powerful internal mixing engine.

The built-in Groove section offers a versatile range of session drummer performances alongside pattern editing and creation functions.

Select from a wide range of musical drum rudiments and paint your own realistic parts.


Augmented Realism

BFD3 introduces modeled tom resonance and bleed which provides a natural-sounding 'glue' which blends the sound of the kit together.

The modeling varies with the characteristics and tuning of any combination of drums - something that cannot be achieved only by using samples.

BFD3 also includes improved dynamics matching across drums and a swell-modeling algorithm for more realistic cymbal washes.

These features can be applied to your existing BFD libraries if you're upgrading (and to any expansion packs you buy in future).


Mixing and Exporting

The internal BFD3 mixing engine has DCAM-modelled compression, filtering, and other effects alongside great-sounding EQ and algorithmic reverbs.

You can even use an external signal as a compression sidechain source.

New workflow enhancements let you hide multiple drum and ambient mics for simpler mixing approaches and it's easy to route multiple channels to discrete outputs for processing with other plugins or outboard gear.

BFD3 even provides multi-channel audio export direct to disk.

Grooves can be exported using drag and drop - perfect for compiling loops.

BFD3 is the third generation of FXpansion's flagship software acoustic drum studio: new levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive redesigned engine.

With stunning new kits, mix-ready presets, and modeling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3 delivers uncompromising detail.

The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.


    System Requirements

    • MacOS 10.12 Sierra and above
    • Officially supported up to MacOS 14 Sonoma
    • Windows 10 and above (64-bit only)
    • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
    • 4GB RAM or more

    Plugin Formats

    AAX Native, AU, and VST2

  • Pro Tools and Cubase 12/13 require Rosetta mode on M1 machines
  • Crossgrade Proof

    This crossgrade is for owners of a competing DAW. To prove your DAW ownership, we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.


    Types of proof

    A copy of your purchase receipt for the original license or the most recent update/upgrade

    A screenshot of your product registration

    A photo of your package (either CD/DVD or printed manual), with the unique serial number included in the photo.