BFD3 Released

The third generation of FXpansion's software acoustic drum studio      01/10/13

FXpansion has announced BFD3, the third generation of their flagship software acoustic drum studio. They tell us that it has new levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive redesigned engine.

A spokesperson had this to say, "With stunning new kits with mix-ready presets and modelling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3's audio engine delivers uncompromising detail. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.

BFD3's all-new library is recorded in two fantastic rooms by engineers including Andrew Scheps, Rail Jon Rogut and John Emrich, giving you a diverse palette of drum tones out of the box. The sounds include a brushed kit and processed drum presets for fast custom kit-building. BFD3 also contains a powerful built-in environment for pattern creation and editing, complete with a range of performances by legendary drummers for effortless production of drum tracks indistinguishable from the real thing."


  • 7 new kits recorded in 2 locations.
  • Includes dedicated rock, metal, jazz and brush kits.
  • More detail in less disk space.
  • Tom resonance and cymbal swell modelling.
  • Redesigned browser, streamlined workflow.
  • Faster, more efficient audio engine.
  • Extendable interface for larger screens.
  • New effects including reverb and DCAM EnvShaper.
  • Wide range of mix-ready presets with accompanying grooves.
  • Fully editable, improved groove engine.
  • Rudiments tool for easy groove construction.
  • Grooves by Steve Ferrone, Brooks Wackerman, Bobby Jarzombek, Peter Erskine & Stanton Moore courtesy of Platinum Samples.


Pricing and Availability:

BFD3 is available on USB 2.0 flash installation media or as a download product from the FXpansion web shop and authorized FXpansion dealers worldwide for $349.00, €269.00, £229.00.

BFD3 Upgrade is available for all registered BFD2 owners for $199.00, €155.00, £129.00 on USB 2.0 flash installation media and $149, €115, £99 as a digital download.

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