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FXpansion– BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion review

Wazzup Dawfreaks
Its time for another Drum expansion review, and this time it’s the friendly people at FXpansion me give you a look at the BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion.

About the BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion
This expansion is based on a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute drum kit, and is one of the most advanced kits made by Yamaha.
The Expansion covers toms played with sticks, brushes, mallets, and rods.
The bass drums are hit with both wood and felt beaters. The snare drum is played with sticks and hot-rods, with the snare wire on and off for both.

This expansion is only available as a download version

FXpansion has a great page to listen to each Drum individually so head over there.
http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=88&tab=243

For full details of the BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion please visit. http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=88&tab=242

 

The BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion
BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion is as I mentioned earlier only available as a downloaded version, the package is roughly 1 Gig compressed but you have some bonus material to download so all in all you get a package of  1.3 gig.

Downloading and installing this Expansion takes about 30 min.
The BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion comes with six loadable kit presets,
One is the Mallet Tom kit where only the Toms are loaded.

kit load YMA
Here is a Image showing the kit browser inside BFD2

 

Working with the BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion I find it is well suited for Jazz, Rock, fusion, classic metal.
The Expansion is well recorded with a great sound and there is much room for tweaking the sound in any way you may like.

YMA loaded  Here is Kit one from BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion loaded inside BFD2

The kick is warm and snappy but still has a round feel to it, the Snare is distinct yet snappy and the toms rough round and warm.
I especially like the kick in the BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion,
It has that round snappy sound that I love to use in rock songs and Power ballads.

One thing I miss is more predefined presets, BFD2 is a great Drum plug-in with some great built in processing plugins. and I would love to se FXpansion showing the full potential of their great product.

The BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion has allot of things going for it, and as I start tweaking the drums I find the samples respond nicely to everything I do giving the user allot of room to get the drums to fit nicely in the mix.

Now for something new to Dawfreak.
I have made a Video with Camtasia Studio of the BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion. This video shows the Stick, Rod and Brushes kit in action.

 

The Dawfreak sound demo
As always I want to give you an idea of how the expansion can sound, so here follows a small sound sample of how the BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion sounds with some tweaking done only using the built in pluggins in BFD2.

 

 

Conclusion.
The BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion is a great BFD2 expansion for anyone who is missing a worm kit with allot of tweaking potential.
Since this expansion also includes hits made with additional tools such as Brushes and Rods I feel this expansion is a great expansion to have around.
If your in to jazz, pop or rock the BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion is going to be a sweet extension to your BFD library, and the price is set to 50$ making it a very affordable expansion for BFD2.

Dawfreak awards The FXpansion BFD Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Expansion with…

recommended

A huge thank you to the friendly people at FXpansion for letting me review the
BFD Maple Custom Absolute Expansion.

And thank you for reading, I hope to se you back soon again.

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