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BFD Sleishman

FXpansion is proud to present BFD Sleishman, a set of 2 expansion packs for BFD2 and BFD Eco that capture the sensitivity, tone and dynamic range of Sleishman drums.

Sleishman's extraordinary free-floating drums enjoy legendary status by those drummers in the know, and by those lucky enough to own them. The Sleishman system of suspending the shell without any physical contact with lugs and other hardware results in unbeatable sustain and purity of tone. The drums' patented tuning system keeps both heads precisely in tune with each other, resulting in a very unique sound.

This means that the BFD Sleishman expansions offer a very individual drum flavour: ultra-refined and full of thick, sustained tone.

BFD Sleishman Drums
BFD Sleishman Drums comprises a full Sleishman Maple Classic kit (a prototype for the upcoming Omega range), and also comes with a bonus 'lite' Sleishman 14" maple snare (16 velocity layers). The Maple Classic kit is played with both sticks and rods. The 3 toms feature stunning natural sustain and contain additional Rim Shot and Rim Click articulations when used with BFD2. The kick, tuned to produce a very punchy, tight tone, is recorded with felt and rubber beater types.

BFD Sleishman Snares
The BFD Sleishman Snares expansion pack consists of detailed recordings of 4 premium Sleishman snare drums: a 14" maple shell snare (played with rods and sticks), a 10" maple piccolo (sticks), a 13" rosegum snare (brushes and sticks) and a 14" blue acrylic (sticks). Some snares feature additional articulations when used with BFD2.

Equipment used for the recordings
Kick In - Sennheiser 421 on the beater side / API 3124 preamp
Kick Out - Neumann FET 47 / API 3124 preamp
Kick Resonant - Yamaha Sub Kick / Neve VR console channel preamp
Snare Top - Shure Beta 57A / API 3124 preamp
Snare Bottom - EV N/D457 / API 3124 preamp
Snare Side - Violet Design Wedge / ATI 8MX2 preamp
Toms - Violet Design Globe / ATI 8MX2 preamp
Overhead - Single Flamingo Stereo mic / ATI 8MX2 preamps
Room - Violet Design M50 prototype mics / Prodigy Engineering Anima preamp
Amb3 - Nevaton MC404 stereo mic placed in the center of the room / Metric Halo ULN2 preamps

Recorded at Omega Studios, Maryland, USA.

Availability & Pricing
BFD Sleishman Drums and BFD Sleishman Snares are download-only expansion packs and are available now from the FXpansion web shop!

BFD Sleishman Drums: Pricing is USD $50.00, EUR 39.00, GBP 35.00 inc VAT for all registered BFD2 and BFD Eco owners

BFD Sleishman Snares: Pricing is USD $50.00, EUR 39.00, GBP 35.00 inc VAT for all registered BFD2 and BFD Eco owners

Special Offer!: Save 25% when purchasing both packs together!
BFD Sleishman Drums & BFD Sleishman Snares: USD $76.00, EUR 58.00, GBP 52.00 inc VAT for all registered BFD2 / BFD Eco owners>
2 Low-cost, download-only expansion packs for BFD2 and BFD Eco
BFD Sleishman Drums features a 20" kick; 10", 12" and 14" toms; and a bonus 'lite' snare
BFD Sleishman Snares features 4 premium snares, some played with rods or brushes
Extra tom articulations when used with BFD2
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