Next week FXpansion will be announcing their newest library called “BFD Deluxe Collection” (BFD DLX).
According to early rumors, DLX is more a straight-up collection of rock-oriented samples.
- The library is rumored to have so much detail it requires up to 50GB of disc space. Although I think this is overkill and a complete waste of disk space, some of the kits have 127 velocity layers on their snares.
- Some of the kits were recorded in a smaller less-ambient environment for more of a 70’s sound.
- One of the kits is the monster six-tom, two-kick Lucite kit. Supposedly some of the kits are quite famous and were recorded by an equally famous engineer.
- All of the kits were recorded in a different room from their previous sample packs (El Dorado Studios) with completely different mics.
This library was created to take advantage of the capabilities in their new v1.5 engine (with support for monster kits with 2 kicks, 2 snares, 6 toms, 6 cymbals, advanced MIDI mapping, layering, etc.).
You can hear the BFD Deluxe Collection and see the new BFD v1.5 engine in action at AES in NY starting on 10/7. Ironically, they will be using a Roland TD-20 in their booth to trigger the samples.