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BFD3

 FXpansion BFD3
BFD3 is the third generation of FXpansions flagship software acoustic drum studio: new levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive redesigned engine.
 What's new in BFD3
This video demonstrates a selection of the exciting new features and technology in BFD3
 BFD3 Tutorial 1 - Overview
Overview BFD3 tutorial
 BFD3 Tutorial 2 -Expansion packs and managing data
A tutorial on installing and managing expansion packs in BFD3.
 BFD3 Tutorial 3 - Basic Concepts
A tutorial covering the basic concepts and terminology used in BFD3.
 BFD3 Tutorial 4 - Bleed and Tom Resonance
A tutorial covering the microphone bleed and tom resonance features in in BFD3.
 BFD3 - Installing from Download on Mac OSX
 BFD3 - Installing from Download on PC
 BFD3 - Installing from USB on Mac OSX
 BFD3 - Installing from USB on PC
Maul

 Maul: Distortion & Tone Shaper
FXpansion is proud to present Maul: a multi-band distortion and tone-shaping plugin with advanced modulation. Maul is suited to all music requiring powerful sound-sculpting abilities - everything from subtle warming and loudness generation to shredding distortion and experimental creative effects.
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DCAM Dynamics

 FXpansion DCAM Dynamics
FXpansion DCAM Dynamics offers a variety of different flavours of high-quality circuit-modelled dynamics processing. The included plugins are perfect for everything from taming tricky transients to heavy, creative sculpting effects and everything in between
 DCAM Dynamics Tutorial: EnvShaper
DCAM Dynamics Tutorial: An introduction to EnvShaper
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Etch Red

 Etch Red: Rack Extension for Reason
FXpansion Etch Red: an exciting and great-sounding filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology and now available as a Reason Rack Extension.
 Etch Red Overview
FXpansion Etch Red: Overview Tutorial
 Etch Red: Quick Tip 01 - Envelope Modulation
FXpansion Etch Red: Quick Tip video covering envelope modulation
 Etch Red: Quick Tip 02 - Advanced Modulation Routing
FXpansion Etch Red: Quick Tip video covering advanced modulation routing
 Etch Red: Quick Tip 03 - Key Track Mode
FXpansion Etch Red: Quick Tip video covering key track mode
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Etch

 Etch: analogue-modelled filtering device
FXpansions Etch is a versatile filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology. Etchs dual filters let you switch between 4 models for all manner of fat, warm subtractive tone-shaping, with a comb filter type providing mind-bending psychedelic effects.
 Etch Tutorial
Get to know Etch in this overview tutorial.
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Tremor

 Tremor Synthetic Drum Machine
FXpansion is proud to present Tremor: a software drum machine with powerful synthesis, effects, modulation and step-sequencing.
 Tremor Tutorial: Overview
Get to know Tremor in this overview tutorial.
 Drum Synthesis 101 with Tremor: Episode 01, Kick Drum 01
Learn how to synthesize a kick drum using Tremor. Follow along with any synthesizer.
 Drum Synthesis 101 with Tremor: Episode 02, Vintage Snare Drum
Learn how to synthesize a vintage snare drum using Tremor. Follow along with any synthesizer.
 Drum Synthesis 101 with Tremor: Episode 03, Crash Cymbal
Learn how to synthesize a crash cymbal using Tremor. Follow along with any synthesizer.
 Drum Synthesis 101 with Tremor: Episode 04, Realistic Snare
Learn how to synthesize a realistic snare drum using Tremor. Follow along with any synthesizer.
 Drum Synthesis 101 with Tremor: Episode 05, Claps
Learn how to synthesize claps using Tremor. Follow along with any synthesizer.
 Tremor Quick Tip 01: Quick Patterns
In this Quick Tip we show you how to make patterns using the Insert and Nudge functions.
 Tremor Quick Tip 02: A*V and F*V
In this Quick Tip we show you how to use the A*V and F*V modulation sources.
 Tremor Quick Tip 03: Ramp
In this Quick Tip we show you how to use the Ramp function and associated modulation source.
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Geist

 Geist In Action
Geist is FXpansions new sampling instrument - watch the FX crew using Geist to create a track!
 Geist Tutorial: Overview
In this first tutorial we take a look around Geist, FXpansions new sampling drum machine virtual instrument.
 Geist Tutorial: The Browser
In this tutorial we take a look at Geist's integrated browser.
 Geist Tutorial: The Slicer
In this tutorial we take a look at Geist's slicer. The fastest slicer in the west!
 Geist Tutorial: Patterns, Pads and Layers
In this tutorial we take a look at programming patterns in Geist as well as editing pads and layers to create kits.
 Geist Tutorial: The Sampler
In this tutorial we take a look at Geist's sampler and Rory_FX shows what happens when you make too many tutorials.
 Geist Tutorial: Scene & Song Mode
In this tutorial we take a look at Geist's Scene and Song modes which allow you to sequence patterns in two different ways.
 Geist Quick Tip 01: Automating Tools
A quick look at some new features introduced in Geist version 1.0.2.8, including advanced automation tools and brand new envelopes.
 Geist Quick Tip 02: Fast Slicing
How to chop a drum loop quickly and precisely in FXpansion Geist.
 Geist Quick Tip 03: Midi Mapping
Using midi mapping to setup your midi controller in FXpansion Geist.
 Geist Quick Tip 04: Remix Mode
Remix mode is a useful tool for slicing and remixing loops.
 Geist Quick Tip 05: Retro Record
Retro Record means you never lose a take - even when you are not recording!
 Geist Quick Tip 06: Multi-sample recording using Threshold mode
In this Quick Tip we look at ways to sample audio into Geist, making a multi-velocity drum hit using the sampler's threshold mode.
 Geist Quick Tip 07: Host Automation
In this Quick Tip, we look at how to use host automation with Geist, including how to control multiple parameters with a single automation slot.
 Geist Quick Tip 08: Resampling
In this Quick Tip, we look at how to remix and resample a loop using only FXpansion Geist.
 Geist Quick Tip 09: Pads, Layers & Rows modifiers
In this Quick Tip, we show some essential modifiers for editing pads, layers and mixer settings.
 Geist Quick Tip 10: Fun with Classify
In this Quick Tip, we show you how to use the slicer's Classify function to play the audio from one loop with the pattern from another.
 Geist Quick Tip 11: Midi Control of Graphs
In this Quick Tip we take a look at two methods of controlling automation graphs using midi controllers.
 Geist Quick Tip 12: Drag Edits
In this weeks Quick Tip, we show you how to use a new 1.0.3 feature, drag edits, to make quick changes to automation.
 Geist Quick Tip 13: Randomizing
In this quick tip, we show you how to how inject some random, organic elements into your beats.
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BFD Eco

 BFD Eco
BFD Eco is a streamlined, fun and affordable software instrument for acoustic drums, based on the award-winning BFD2 engine. Supplied with a selection of the best BFD2 sounds, it can also be expanded with the wide range of FXpansion and 3rd-party add-ons.
 BFD Eco Tutorial: An Introduction
FXpansions BFD Eco is a streamlined, fun and affordable software instrument for acoustic drums, based on the award-winning BFD2 engine. Here we take a detailed look at the program and how to use it.
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DCAM Synth Squad

 Announcing DCAM: Synth Squad
DCAM: Synth Squad finally delivers the satisfaction of playing real analogue instruments in software! Advanced modelling technology carefully reconstructs the soul of dusty vintage circuits within your computer, for the unmatched vibe of hardware at a fraction of the cost.
 Introduction to Strobe
Designed to be as easy to program and satisfying to play as an analogue monosynth - this video introduces Strobe, part of DCAM: Synth Squad.
 Introduction to Cypher
This videos introduces Cypher, part of DCAM: Synth Squad - with audio-rate modulation and other advanced oscillator functions, Cypher takes analogue FM to the next level.
 Introduction to Amber
One of the first attempts to realistically model the divide-down string ensemble synths from the '70s, this video introduces Amber, part of DCAM: Synth Squad.
 Introduction to Fusor
An introduction to Fusor, the semi-modular layering environment built into DCAM: Synth Squad.
 DCAM: Synth Squad Common Features
Introducing common features of all the synths in FXpansion's DCAM: Synth Squad.
 Quick Tip 01 Strobe's Hidden Oscillator
In the first of our DCAM: Synth Squad Quick Tip series, we show you a neat trick to get an extra oscillator, filter, LFO and envelope out of Strobe.
 Quick Tip 02 Cypher Goes Lo-fi
In the second of our DCAM: Synth Squad Quick Tip series, we show how using Cyphers sample and hold oscillator functions we can get nice, crunchy lo-fi sounds.
 Quick Tip 03 Velocity Glide
In the third of our DCAM: Synth Squad Quick Tip series, we show you how to use the Velocity Glide feature - demonstrated here in Cypher.
 Quick Tip 04 Cypher's Beat Detune
A rare feature on any synthesizer! In this Quick Tip video we show you how to use Cyphers Beat Detune. One for the Drum and Bass / Dubstep crew!
 Quick Tip 05 Cypher's Beat Detune part 2
A continuation from Quick Tip 04, we show you another way to use Cypher's Beat Detune function.
 Quick Tip 06 Animator's Arpeggiator
In this Quick Tip video we show you how to make complex arpeggios using Animator, Fusors powerful step sequencer.
 Quick Tip 07 Abusing Voices
This Quick Tip video demonstrates come creative uses of the Voices modulation source with an instance of Strobe within Fusor.
 Quick Tip 08 Modulator Gate Modes
In this Quick Tip video we take a look at LFO, Envelope and Ramp gate modes - demonstrated in Cypher.
 Quick Tip 09 Drive Stages
In this Quick Tip we take look at Strobe and Cyphers drive stages and show you how to control them, and what impact they will have on the sound.
 Quick Tip 10 Keep Ambers Voices pegged to 1
Why does Amber play multiple notes when the Voices parameter is set to 1? We explain why in this Quick Tip video.
 Quick Tip 11 Fusor's S&H Modulation Sources
In this Quick Tip video we demonstrate the sample and hold function of the Macro modulation sources in Fusor.
 Quick Tip 12 Animator & the transport
A quick reminder on how Animator and the transport (play/stop) are linked.
 Quick Tip 13 Animator & Notewrap
This Quick Tip video focuses on a feature in Animator called Notewrap, which can allow you to program different modulations and pitches for every note on the keyboard.
 Quick Tip 14 Cypher FX Sample and Hold
Here we take a look at the Cypher FX plugin which allows you to process external audio though Cypher's various components. In particular we'll look at applying sample and hold oscillator function to the incoming audio.
 Quick Tip 15 Strobe's Oscillator Sync
Here we take a closer look at Strobe's Oscillator Sync function.
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BFD2

 The making of BFD2
Behind the scenes: The making of FXpansions award winning acoustic drum software, BFD2.
 BFD2 - Kit Piece Inspector Tutorial
An introduction to FXpansions BFD2 kit piece inspector - how to load and tweak kit pieces.
 BFD2 - Mixing Drums
An introduction to FXpansions BFD2 mixer - how to mix your drums.
 BFD2 - MIDI Mapping
An introduction to FXpansions BFD2 MIDI mapping page - how to easily load a MIDI map preset, or make your own.
 BFD2 - Mapping Variable Hihats
An introduction to FXpansions BFD2 MIDI mapping page - how to set up your variable hihat.
 BFD2 Masterclass with John Emrich
John plays the BFD Jazz & Funk and Percussion expansion packs, as well as imported backing tracks live using BFD2 in stand alone. The mixing for all of the audio was done exclusively in BFD2.
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BFD - Expansion Packs

 Jazz & Funk part 1
John Emrich demonstrates the sounds of BFD Jazz & Funk on his electronic drum kit.
 Jazz & Funk part 2
 BFD Zen Drumming
John Emrich shows what you can do with a set-up involving BFD, Receptor and Zen Drums in this impressive video. Sounds from Jazz & Funk expansion pack are also featured.
 Percussion on Zendrum with Acoustic Kit
John Emrich demonstrates his Zendrum ZAP triggering BFD2 and Percussion alongside an acoustic kit.
 AES2006 - BFD Percussion Live Demo
John Emrich demonstrates BFD Percussion at AES 2006. Including a jam with American bass legend, Gary Grainger.
 BFD B.O.M.B Expansion Pack
John Emrich demonstrates the sounds of BFD Big Orchestral Marching Band on his electronic drum kit.
 Announcing Japanese Taiko Percussion
Sonica Instruments present their Japanese Taiko Percussion expansion pack for BFD2.1
 JTP - MIDI Drumming 1/2
MIDI drumming with Japanese Taiko Percussion BFD2.1 - performed by Ikki Hino
 JTP - MIDI Drumming 2/2
part 2
 JTP Tutorial 2/3 (in Japanese)
Part 2. Loads of great audio examples so plenty to listen to if you're not a Japanese speaker!
 JTP Tutorial 1/3 (in Japanese)
Sonica Instruments demonstrate their BFD2.1 Expansion pack, Japanese Taiko Percussion. This tutorial is in Japanese.
 JTP Tutorial 3/3 (in Japanese)
Part 3. Loads of great audio examples so plenty to listen to if you're not a Japanese speaker!
 BFD Signature Snares Vol Expansion Pack
John Emrich demonstrates BFD Signature Snares Vol. 1 on his electronic drum kit. This expansion pack includes five snares: Roy Haynes Signature Snare Drum, Bamboo Snare Drum, FHP Snare Drum, Dave Weckl Signature Model and the Mike Bordin Signature Model.
 BFD Sleishman - Omega Recording Session
John Emrich presents a behind the scenes look at the creation of a BFD2/ BFD Eco expansion pack featuring Sleishman Drums.
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BFD Expansion Kits

 JEX Expansion Kit
John Emrich demonstrates the JEX Expansion Kit on this Yamaha DTXtreme III electronic kit.
 BFD Maple Custom Absolute
John Emrich demonstrates the sounds of BFD Maple Custom Absolute expansion kit on his electronic drum kit.
 BFD Oak Custom
John Emrich demonstrates the sounds of BFD Oak Custom expansion kit on his electronic drum kit.
 BFD Cocktail Expansion Kit
Listen to the BFD Cocktail Expansion Kit - demonstrated by John Emrich on his electronic drums.
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Guru

 Guru - Overview Video
An introduction to FXpansions GURU, exploring the main features and interface.
 Guru - Beatmaking Tutorial
Learn how to quickly make your perfect beat in FXpansions GURU.
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BFD

 An Introduction to BFD
The first BFD tutorial, taking you through the basic features of BFD, loading kits, the groove librarian, humanization, and the mixer.
 Shawn Pelton and BFD
Shawn Pelton, the Saturday Night Live drummer, and one of the most in-demand drummer/percussionists today, gives a tour of his recording environment and set-up, then demonstrates how he uses BFD.
 BFD Zen Drumming
John Emrich shows what you can do with a set-up involving BFD, Receptor and Zen Drums in this impressive video. Sounds from Jazz & Funk expansion pack are also featured.
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