Boom and Bap: FXpansion BFD3 Review


If you like acoustic drums, drum kits, percussion, and useful fx then you definitely need to consider BFD3.

I’ve been using BFD for years in various version, BFD2, BFD Eco, and it’s still my favorite drum plugin.

The kits sound so realistic and live, plus there’s plenty of ways to tweak with the built in fx, mixer, and groove engine.

Version 3 makes it easy to browse specific libraries, audition sounds, and the overall interface is very streamlined so you can get your drums exactly how you want.

I always loved the mixer view of BFD Eco over the drum kit view in BFD2 so I’m glad that BFD3 has the mixer as the main view, makes it so much quicker to adjust/tweak your sounds and I personally  think it just looks better in general.

This is definitely something to checkout, as I find myself going to them a lot more than all of the various drum samples I own, just because of how real they sound and how easy it is to tweak.

Quick Specs

  • content: 160GB (55gb compressed), recordings from 7 different kits
  • format:  VST, AU, RTAS, AAX in 32 and 64 bit versions
  • price: $349, upgrades from BFD2 $149 and $199, upgrade from BFD Eco $314
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