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Feature improvements in BFD3 vs 2

Postby CddPsc » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 pm

Hey, guys.

I've looked around as this is a very obvious and I'm sure common question but can't seem to find the info. I'm a modest user of BFD2. The kits and sound are fine by me, so my primary question is in terms of features / functionality.

What does BFD3 do for me that BFD2 doesn't?

I'm sure there's a page explaining this somewhere, if you could point me to it I'd be most grateful.

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Postby CddPsc » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:13 pm

Hmm. 40 views, zero replies.

Does that mean that there's no new functionality in 3 vs 2, or that it was considered a stupid question?
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Postby andyjh » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:15 am

There are a lot of differences, I guess no one wanted to sit down and list them all.

So I'll just list a feature that makes the most difference to me, and that is the browser section which makes it easier to search and audition things, including tagging of favourites.

I'll also mention the additional TOM slots, so you can have a kit of 8 toms now.

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Postby greg.montano@gmail.com » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:47 am

better from my perspective

1) improved browser
2) resizable/expandable horizontal window
3) great included kits
4) key mapper easier to use
5) tom resonance is cool

I find the workflow pretty quick. It's a very deep program, but is pretty simple to get around.
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Postby andyjh » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:27 am

Also, forgot to mention the cymbal swell modeller, that's very effective as well

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Postby CddPsc » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:13 am

Thanks, guys.

I agree, it would be cumbersome for users to list out everything that's new. Usually, when a software company issues a new release, there's a marketing page dedicated to "What's new for version xyz." That's what I was fishing for since I can't find it anywhere. I'm sure it must be out there somewhere and I'm just overlooking it.
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Postby mayur_FX » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:07 pm

It's linked from the product page and from the FAQs:

http://www.fxpansion.com/uploadedFiles/ ... ts_New.pdf

If anyone has any suggestions for somewhere more obvious to put this, please let me know.
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Postby CddPsc » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:26 pm

Thanks, Mayur! That's exactly what I was looking for.

Usually, Marketing puts stuff like that big and bold on the first page you see when looking at the new product since it's essentially a "Here's why you should buy our new stuff" message. ;-)
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Postby mayur_FX » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:40 pm

Thanks for the feedback Christopher - we're making some tweaks to the main page now to make it more prominent.
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Postby CddPsc » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:00 pm

Happy to help, man. You guys do nice work.
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Postby kafka » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:05 pm

As has been said, there are just a ton of changes. The thing is that you can work with BFD3 almost exactly as you worked with BFD2, if you want, so you have to look around to see how features were added. I think Groove editing is the biggest improvement.


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