Yamaha S90 Keyboard
Emu Audity 2000
Emu Proteus 2500
Alesis Ion
Novation Supernova II
Ibanez RG350EX Elec. Guitar
Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar


TC M One XL Multi Effects
TC Triple C Compressor
Yamaha MG 16/4 Mixer
RME ADI-8 DS Dig Converter
SPL Transient Designer 2
Focusrite Twintrak Pro Preamp
Line 6 Pod XT Guitar Processor
AKG C4000b Microphone
AKG C451b Stereo Pair Mics
Shure SM58 Microphone
Sennheiser HD280 H/phones
AKG K240DF Headphones
Neutrik Patchbay


Millennium Dual Athlon PC
RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652
MOTU Midi Express XT
Universal Audio UAD-1 card
TC Powercore Firewire
M-Audio Firewire Solo
Sonar 2, 3 and 5
Wavelab 4
Cubase SX 2 and 3
Steinberg Groove Agent
> Fxpansion BFD <
NI Kontakt 2
Vember Audio Shortcircuit

FXPansion BFD

FXPansion BFD
This is what is commonly known as a rompler. It has a load of high quality samples in a big file, which can be accessed by your sequencer package. It has a pattern library if you run out of ideas and a very flexible and intuitive interface.

You can read full reviews elsewhere, but it has all kinds of gadgetry, like positioning of virtual microphones, humanisation functions, ambience settings, plus people are writing more and more patterns. If you don't like the disk streamed sounds, then you can use the patterns to play other sounds if you want, because they are just standard midi files.

It comes as a VSTi or a DXi, but there are certain limitations on the DXi. The drum kits are all configurable, you have lots of slots and you can put pretty much anything into any slot. Yes, you can have a kick drum in a hi-hat slot if you want.

There were some early version teething troubles, but it is now up to version 1.5 and is functioning pretty nicely. It also comes with a plug-in that allows you to play DFHS with it, in case you like the sounds there better, but you like the BFD interface more, which is really quite accommodating of FXPansion I think. Highly recommended.

Visit the FXPansion Website Here

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if you want to ask me anything, I'll do my best to answer if I can.