General Information

What is BFD Sabian Digital Vault?

BFD Sabian Digital Vault is an expansion pack for BFD3, BFD2 and BFD Eco containing a variety of detailed Sabian cymbal and hihat sounds.

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What do I need in order to use this product?

The sounds require a licensed software installation of BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2. The cymbal/hihat kit-pieces are available within your software after installation and authorization.

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Can I use this product with BFD 1.x?

No - this expansion can only be used with BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2 (versions 2.1 or later only). BFD 2.1 is a free update to all registered BFD2 users.

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Why does it have these requirements?

BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.1 (and later versions) are equipped to handle the data format and custom channel layout featured in this expansion; previous versions of BFD2 and BFD 1.x cannot.

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What kind of limitations exist when using this product with BFD Eco?

When using this expansion in BFD Eco, limitations apply in terms of the audio channels and articulations that are available (this is one of BFD Eco's limitations, as opposed to the fully-featured BFD3 or BFD2).

BFD Eco is a streamlined instrument based on the BFD2 engine.

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What is included in this expansion pack?
  • 8" Prototype Splash
  • 10" Air Splash
  • 10" Air Splash Brush
  • 10" Evolution Splash
  • 10" Mini China
  • 14" Crash Cast Shade
  • 16" Crash AAXplosion
  • 16" Crash AAXplosion Mallet
  • 16" Crash Evolution
  • 18" Crash Artisan
  • 18" Crash Artisan Brush
  • 18" Crash Evolution oZone
  • 18" Crash Evolution oZone Mallet
  • 18" HHXtreme Crash
  • 18" HHXtreme Crash Mallet
  • 19" Holy China
  • 19" Paragon China
  • Crash Distortion Hat Top
  • 14" Hihat Artisan
  • 14" Hihat Artisan Brush
  • 14" Hihat Compression Hats
  • 18" Hihat SickHats
  • 8" Perc Cym Jingle Disc
  • 8" Perc Ice Bell
  • 8" Perc Ice Bell Mallet
  • 10" Perc EvolutionVFX Stack
  • 10" Perc MINI China Stack
  • 18" Perc Evolution oZone Stack
  • 19" Perc Holy China Stack
  • 19" Perc Wobbler Stack
  • Perc Bronze Plate
  • Perc Snowflake
  • Perc SnowFlake Lampshade Stack
  • Perc Square Bell Plate
  • Perc Square Bell Plate Stack
  • 19" Ride Wobbler
  • 19" Ride Manta Rey
  • 20" Ride Evolution
  • 21" Ride HHX Groove
  • 22" Ride Artisan
  • 22" Ride Artisan Brush

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How big is the download?

The download size is approximately 8.8 GB (as 4x 2.2GB files).

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How much disk space is used by BFD Sabian Digital Vault when installed?

During the BFD Sabian Digital Vault installer, you are given the option of installing the data for BFD3 only or for BFD2/BFD Eco/BFD3.

  • BFD3: 12 GB for a full installation (reduced detail options also available)
    You should install this version if you intend to use BFD Sabian Digital Vault in BFD3 only. The data in this version is compressed for use with BFD3 but it will not work in BFD2 or BFD Eco.
  • BFD2/BFD Eco/BFD3: 24 GB for a full installation (reduced detail options also available)
    You should install this version if you intend to use BFD Sabian Digital Vault in BFD2 and BFD Eco. The data is uncompressed and will also work in BFD3.

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Do you allow license transfers?

Yes, however:

  • If you're the seller, you must contact us in advance of the sale. If you're the prospective second-hand buyer, you must check that the seller is cleared to sell. If in doubt, contact us.
  • There is a flat $50 fee per product for a license transfer, which can be purchased from our online shop.
  • Review copies, NFRs (Not For Resale copies, sometimes used for in-store demos), etc., cannot be transferred under any circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a license transfer request.

Once a transfer is authorised and the fee has been paid, the new owner is entitled to exactly the same upgrade paths and technical support resources as if they had bought the product new.

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