More Signature Snares

BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 released      12/03/10
More Signature Snares


FXpansion has introduced the second instalment of Yamaha artist signature snares for the BFD2 library. Here's what they have to say about it....
With the usual high levels of detail, multiple channels and multiple articulations, BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 is ready for you to sequence and mix using BFD 2.1's powerful software interface.
The snares are captured in the same room as previous Yamaha expansion kits and the Jazz & Funk, Percussion and B.O.M.B expansion packs, in Omega Studios, Rockville, MD, USA. The tight, precise and very playable sound makes them sound great when combined with any kit-pieces in the BFD library.
BFD v2.1's support for custom articulations allows these snares to offer 'rim clicks' in addition to the standard snare articulations, as well as positional sensing when used with electronic drums.
Gadd Signature Snare Drum (5.5" x 14")
This brass-shell snare is a crucial component of Steve Gadd's signature snare sound.
Played with:
  • Sticks (strainer on and off)
  • Brushes (strainer on)
Chamberlin Snare Drum (5.5" x 14")
With a steel shell that provides great 'crack' and punch, this snare's satin chrome finish gives it the warmth for any musical situation.
Played with:
  • Sticks (strainer on and off)
  • Mallets (strainer on and off)
Robinson Signature Snare Drum (5" x 15")
Co-designed by one of the most recorded drummers in history, this birch snare provides the versatility for everything from slamming backbeats to soft ballads.
Played with:
  • Sticks (strainer on)
Leim Signature Model (6.5" x 14")
The Paul Leim signature chrome-over-brass snare offers a rich, well-balanced tone and is played with hands, rods and sticks!
  • Hands (strainer on)
  • Rods (strainer on)
  • Sticks (strainer on)
Garibaldi Signature Model (3.5" x 14")
This brass snare features a sound full of richness, colour and balanced definition throughout its wide dynamic range.
Played with:
  • Sticks (strainer on and off)
Equipment used for the recordings
  • Snare Top - Shure Beta 57A / API 3124 preamp
  • Snare Bottom - EV N/D457 / API 3124 preamp
  • Snare Side - Violet Design Flamingo Jr. / ATI 8MX2 preamp
  • Overhead - Matched pairs of Neumann KM184s or Violet Design Black Knight mics / ATI 8MX2 preamps
  • Room - Violet Design Globe with prototype omni capsules / Focusrite Red preamps
  • Amb3 - Nevaton MC404 stereo mic placed in the center of the room / Metric Halo ULN2 preamp
Pricing and Availability:
BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 is a download-only product and is available now from the FXpansion web shop.
Special Offer!: BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 is GBP £25, Euro €35, USD $50 for all registered BFD2 owners with one or more of the Yamaha Expansion Kits (Maple Custom Absolute, Oak Custom, BFD Cocktail, BFD Heavy or Signature Snares Vol.1).
BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 is GBP £35, Euro €49, USD $70 for all registered BFD2 owners.
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