Registered BFD Percussion users who have BFD v2.1 can now take advantage of a new bonus update that reissues four instruments from the original expansion pack, and takes advantage of some of the new format's functionality.
Since the initial release of BFD Percussion, it has been noted by some users that the Ashiko and Djembe tom sets have silent direct channels whilst bleeding two mic channels in the primary snare. This occurred because those kit-pieces were originally authored to be snare-class by John Emrich, but were broken up into Tom-class sets at the last minute. At the time, BFD was still in version 1.x and could not load more two snares at one time, so by repurposing these kit-pieces into Tom sets it could facilitate a single 18-piece kit will all the large hand-drums loaded in at once. However, the Ashiko and Djembe never got their mic channel layout reworked, so what had originally been intended as two direct mics inadvertently became two snare bleed mics. One of the objectives of this update is to deliver those kit-pieces as John originally intended whilst making use of some new v2.1 features such as custom articulations:
Snare: Ashiko - Hit(center), Edge and Muted
Snare: Djembe - Hit(center), Edge and Muted
Following from that, it was decided to re-release the bongos. Although these kit-pieces were always intended to be Tom-class, because Tom-class could only support two articulations it meant that the kit-pieces had to be broken up in order support the five articulations John wanted to capture. That said, it still seems to be useful have a separate kit-piece for the "macho" and "hembra" parts of the bongo so that they can be mixed separately. The solution here is to combine the bongos tom sets into two kit-pieces of two and three articulations respectively:
Hi Tom: Macho bongo - Hit(center), Edge and Muted
Mid Tom: Hembra bongo - Hit(center) and Muted
The download is about 280Mb, and can be found in SUPPORT > DOWNLOAD > BFD Percussion > Product audio content
I've also added four BFD2 presets that use the new kit-pieces in some vaguely demonstrative ways.
All the best,
Last edited by rob_fx (ex-FX)
on Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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