FXpansion, now part of ROLI, has announced the availability of BFD Metal Snares, a collection of premium metal-shell snare drums for BFD3.
FXpansion sound designers Drew Vernon and Mike Bugh, told us, "The snare drum is the center of the beat and it can make or break a song. The drums we chose are made by manufacturers like Sonor and Pearl that are renowned for metal snares that really stand out in a mix. We wanted to capture an array of excellent snares made from various metals like brass, bronze, steel, and aluminum that are full of character and offer huge sound. The end result is a collection of snares that punch and crack with clarity, cut through a mix, and are instantly usable."
Each snare drum was recorded with 2 top mics, 1 bottom mic and 1 side mic, along with mono room, ribbon room, and far room ambience channels. Two additional stereo reverb channels were added to achieve a massive sound. The five hand-selected snare drums were recorded with wires on and off and are included in both natural and processed versions.
Pricing and Availability:
BFD Metal Snares is available to purchase and download directly from FXpansion for USD $70.00
BFD Metal Snares requires a registered copy of BFD3 which is available to purchase as a download or boxed USB version from FXpansion for USD $349.00