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Overview
BFD Jazz Maple
BFD Jazz Maple is an expansion pack featuring a Yamaha Maple Custom drum kit, compatible with BFD 2.1 and BFD Eco. The expansion features several bonus 'lite' kit-pieces - a Yamaha signature Roy Haynes copper shell snare and a suite of Sabian cymbals.

The Maple Custom is an embodiment of the advanced progression in drum and hardware construction technologies developed by Yamaha, resulting in stunning sustain, warmth and projection. Although the tone of the kit lends itself particularly well to jazz, fusion and funk, BFD Jazz Maple is suitable for all styles of music that demand expressive, great-sounding drums. BFD Jazz Maple comes with a selection of great-sounding BFD2.1 and BFD Eco presets which offer some stunningly produced sounds (by FXpansion featured-artists Joe Gore and Marcas Lancaster) right out of the box.

As well as the kit itself (featuring 2 kicks and 3 toms), the BFD Jazz Maple package also includes a bonus 'lite' Yamaha Roy Haynes signature snare with a hand-hammered copper shell, as well as a 'lite' set of Sabian cymbals taken from the BFD Jazz & Funk expansion pack. These bonus 'lite' kit-pieces feature reduced detail levels, and a discount is available for owners of the original expansions. In addition, 5 Groove palettes from Platinum Samples' Real Jazz MIDI collection are included.

BFD Jazz Maple is recorded in the same room and with the same studio conditions as several expansions in the BFD library, such as other Yamaha-based expansions, Signature Snares vols 1 and 2, Jazz & Funk, B.O.M.B. and JEX, in Omega Studios, Rockville, MD, USA. It has also been designed to sound great with BFD2's built-in library as well as with BFD-compatible sounds recorded in other locations.

What's included

This download-only BFD v2.1 expansion kit includes toms played with sticks, brushes and mallets, as well as kicks struck with felt, rubber and wood beaters. New articulations include rim shot and rim clicks for toms (sticks versions only).

18"x14" Kick (Felt and Rubber)
16"x20" Kick (Felt and Wood)
8"x10" Tom (Stick, Brush and Mallet)
8"x12" Tom (Stick, Brush and Mallet)
14"x14" Floor Tom (Stick, Brush and Mallet)

Bonus hihat and cymbals taken from BFD Jazz & Funk (reduced to 16 bit, 24 velocity layers):
14" Manhattan Hihat (Stick and Brush)
20" AA Med Ride (Stick and Brush)
16" HH Med Crash (Stick, Brush and Mallet)
18" El Sabor Cymbal (Stick and Brush)
18" China (Mallet)

Bonus snare in 5 versions (16 velocity layers):
5.5"x14" Roy Haynes signature snare (stick, strainer on)
5.5"x14" Roy Haynes signature snare (stick, strainer off)
5.5"x14" Roy Haynes signature snare (mallet, strainer off)
5.5"x14" Roy Haynes signature snare (brush, strainer on)
5.5"x14" Roy Haynes signature snare (brush, strainer off)

Bonus Groove palettes taken from Platinum Samples' Real Jazz MIDI Grooves:
080 2 Beat Brushes

100 2 Beat Brushes
100 Walk Sticks
120 Shuffle Sticks
120 Walk Sticks

Equipment used for the recordings
Kick In - Shure Beta 52 / 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 Flamingo Jr. / ATI 8MX2 preamp
Toms - Violet Design Globe / ATI 8MX2 preamp
Overhead - Matched pairs of Nuemann KM184s or Violet Design Black Knight mics / ATI 8MX2 preamps
Room - Violet Design Globe with protoype omni capsules / Focusrite Red preamps
Amb3 - Nevaton MC404 stereo mic placed in the center of the room / Metric Halo ULN2 preamps

Availability & Pricing
BFD Jazz Maple is a download-only product and is available now from the FXpansion web shop!

Pricing is USD $70.00, EUR 55.00, GBP 49.00 inc VAT for all registered BFD2 and BFD Eco owners
Special Offer!: BFD Jazz Maple is available for USD $49.00, EUR 39.00, GBP 34.00 inc VAT for any registered BFD Jazz 'n' Funk owner

Upgrade Offer!: Purchasing BFD Jazz Maple entitles registered users to purchase BFD Signature Snares vol. 1 and/or BFD Signature Snares vol. 2 at a discount price of USD $49.00, EUR 39.00, GBP 34.00 inc VAT each!

Upgrade offer at Platinum Samples!: Each purchase of BFD Jazz Maple includes a USD $5 discount voucher for the complete Real Jazz MIDI groove collection.
Highlights
Low-cost, download-only expansion pack for BFD2 & BFD Eco
Complete drum kit solution
Includes bonus 'lite' signature Roy Haynes snare and with matching beaters
Includes bonus 'lite' Sabian cymbals with matching beaters
Stunning sounding presets with custom grooves
Includes 5 groove palettes from Platinum Samples - Real Jazz
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