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BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion Kit

The BFD Maple Custom Absolute Expansion Kit features a high-end Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute drum kit and a bonus Yamaha FHP (fiberglass) snare.

The Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute series is one of the most advanced kits ever made by Yamaha, with its drums often considered to be some of the finest available.

The BFD Maple Custom Absolute expansion kit is perfect for all genres of music, especially pop, indie, rock, fusion, jazz, classic metal and any other styles that require warm and refined drums.

A bonus 'lite' (16 velocity layers) Yamaha Fibreglass snare is also included in the kit.

BFD Maple Custom Absolute is recorded in the same room and with the same studio conditions as the Jazz & Funk and B.O.M.B. expansion packs, and JEX, Decatom and Yamaha Oak downloadable expansion kits. It has also been designed to sound great with BFD2's built-in library as well as with BFD libraries recorded in other locations.

What's included

This download-only expansion kit includes toms played with sticks, brushes, mallets, and rods. The bass drums are hit with both wood and felt beaters. The snare drum is played with sticks and hot-rods, with the snare wire on and off for both.

New articulations include rim shots and rim clicks on the toms. The snare also offers rim clicks, as well as support for electronic drums positional sensing when used in BFD2.

Maple Custom Absolute 7"x8" Tom
Maple Custom Absolute 7.5"x10" Tom
Maple Custom Absolute 8"x12" Tom
Maple Custom Absolute 14"x14" Floor Tom
Maple Custom Absolute 16"x16" Floor Tom
Maple Custom Absolute 18"x20" Bass Drum
Maple Custom Absolute 18"x22" Bass Drum

Yamaha 6"x14" FHP (Fiberglass) Snare Drum

Remo Heads
Snare - Coated Ambassador
Toms - Coated Ambassador
Bass Drum - Powerstroke 3

All drums were recorded at Omega Studios in Rockville, MD.

As a extra bonus, every download BFD2 Yamaha kit includes free cases! Yes you get samples of Yamaha drum cases played with sticks. 10", 12", 14", and 24" cases are provided.

There are no hihats or cymbals included with this expansion kit. All presets are designed around the cymbals in BFD2 and can be easily set up to play with electronic drumkits such as the Yamaha DTXtreme series using BFD2's mapping functionality.

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 Maple Custom Absolute Expansion Kit is a download-only product and is available now from the FXpansion web shop!

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

NOTE: A complete set of high quality Yamaha snares (including a full-velocity Yamaha Fiberglass snare) is scheduled for release in the future. Owners of the Maple Custom Absolute Expansion Kit will be eligible for an upgrade discount when purchasing the Yamaha snares pack.
Highlights
Low-cost expansion kit for BFD2 and BFD Eco featuring Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Kick and Toms
Yamaha Fiberglass Snare
Kick recorded with 2 beater types
Toms recorded with sticks, mallets, brushes & hotrods
Bonus samples of the drum cases!
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