Your own Sound Factory in a box
"BFD 8 Bit Kit is the highly anticipated second add-on pack for FXpansion’s BFD software drum module system, offering exciting new flavours for your drum productions. The first BFD recording made at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, 8 Bit Kit is the brainchild of S. Husky Hoskulds, recording engineer for production company 8 Bit Audio and responsible for recording such diverse artists as Tom Waits, Fantômas, Solomon Burke, Joe Henry, Sheryl Crow, The Wallflowers and many more. Features include: Unorthodox kit-pieces: A different recording space and mic setup: Creative processing: Vintage analog drum machine sounds:
A variety of custom, modified and downright weird kit-pieces recorded with an array of strange and wonderful mics. Highlights include kicks which are detuned and with chains attached; warped, cracked and mismatched hihats; junk percussion; and ethnic instruments such as framedrums, Moroccan tambourines and African hand drums.
8 Bit Kit was recorded in a different acoustic space, which offers a tighter and fatter sound than the Eldorado room used in BFD and BFD XFL, while still integrating perfectly with the system. The mics used reflect the esoteric theme of BFD – such oddities as parabolic ‘Spy Mics’, Calrec Soundfields and mics with a gramophone horn attached were used.
8 Bit Kit creatively uses BFD’s mixing functions, such as providing processed versions of the sounds within certain mic channels. Many of the kit-pieces are provided in ‘supersized’ versions, featuring more extreme use of processing techniques such as compression, distortion and filtering.
A range of classic vintage electronic drum machines are captured both dry, and played out over a high quality PA system in the drum room. These sounds are perfect for layering with acoustic drums to create a more contemporary sound.
A different recording space and mic setup:
Vintage analog drum machine sounds:
BFD 8 Bit Kit is available direct from FXpansion’s online store for $199 / €149 / £99.
BFD 8 Bit Kit will also be available in stores in some countries.