BFD Deluxe Collection is an expansion pack for FXpansion's BFD premium acoustic drum module. Unparalleled in its detail and recording quality, the Deluxe Collection was tracked at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio facility in Chicago. The pack contains some of the most celebrated drums and cymbals of all time, recorded at up to 128 velocity layers in extreme detail.
A new acoustic space and recording environment The room in which the session was recorded is smaller and more up-front than the Eldorado room used in BFD and BFD XFL, giving the Deluxe Collection an extremely punchy and defined sound. The recording techniques employed also contribute hugely to the sound and character of the pack. Mic placement and processing of certain channels was conducted by Steve Albini, and all mics were routed through the preamps on Electrical Audio’s custom Neotek console, through subtle processing in some cases. The mics used include the Josephson e22, c42 and c609, Royer R122 ribbons and the fabled Altec 150 'coke bottles'. The musicality and definition of the recordings has to be heard to be believed.
BFD Deluxe Collection is ideally suited to any styles of music demanding potent, stunningly recorded drums with a depth of dynamic variation to allow truly expressive playing.
A luxurious array of hyper-detailed drums As befits a pack recorded in Chicago, the Deluxe Collection features some legendary Ludwig kits, including a Vistalite from the 1970s, with 6 toms and 2 kicks, and a 1965 Clubdate. As well as these vintage kits, several modern classics are provided, such as a Sonor Designer, a Yamaha Pro Tour, a DW Black Oyster Pearl and a Gretsch USA Maple. Finally, a prototype BackYard Drums kit was flown to Chicago especially for the sessions. The Deluxe Collection represents the first time these exquisite boutique drums have ever been recorded.
Also provided are a Ludwig Supraphonic 'Bonzo' snare and a Bison maple piccolo, while the kicks are equipped with felt, rubber or plastic beaters. BFD Deluxe Collection contains 5 exquisitely recorded Zildjian hihats, including 14" and 15" New Beats and a 13" Z Dynobeat. These possess pedal, closed, ¼-open, ½-open , ¾-open and fully open positions. Meanwhile, a large assortment of Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste and Wuhan cymbals have also been immaculately captured.
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