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Please be aware that many presets will not fully load if you do not install all the data. After installation you can choose to delete individual kit pieces from your hard drive if you wish.
BFD2 introduces the ability to import your own sets of mono or stereo multi velocity samples and play them within BFD2. There are over 90 kit pieces in BFD2 including 10 Full kits, 8 hihats, 23 cymbals, 16 snares and an extra kick!
Any latency is due to the size of the audio buffers used by your host application and sound card, and delays due to MIDI devices. BFD2's manual is around A4 pages - such a staggeringly deep piece of software requires a very extensive manual to document its complex features.
The thing is, from past experience we're not convinced that many users actually read paper manuals. We decided that a huge manual that collects dust on the shelf is simply a terrible waste of trees! Not to mention the fact that it would add heavily to the cost of BFD2 and to shipping costs due to the increased weight.
If you have very advanced usage needs - for example, tempo or time-sig changes during a song, or multiple output of audio channels, you must use a host. BFD2 works in multilanguage operating systems althoughy the text in BFD2's interface itself is not multi-language. BFD2 uses several different types of presets and other files. Version 2. These are snapshots of the entire state of BFD2 - so they include the kit, kit-piece tweaks, customized mixer setup, Groove page contents, MIDI keymap and automation map, as well as certain session-based preference settings.
There are numerous BFD2 Presets supplied - simply load one and swap out the kit-pieces or Groove engine contents. These are presets of kit-piece tweaks made in the kit-piece inspector. Mixer presets are much more complex than in BFD 1. Palettes contain the entire state of the Groove page - the Palette of loaded Grooves, humanization FX, editor settings and Drum Track contents the arrangement track. Grooves are now proprietary files instead of MIDI files.
This means that they can trigger articulations directly without relying on a certain MIDI keymap in order to make sense. Your graphics card and monitor should be able to display a resolution of x to take full advantage of BFD2's graphical user interface. Approx 55GB full install size. BFD2 versions up to and including 2.
BFD2 versions from 2. BFD2 versions 2. VST 2. Yes, as long as you have access to a machine somewhere with Internet connectivity and a means of moving a small key file between the two machines a USB memory key, CDRW, floppy disk or similar device would all do the job. BFD2's authorization file is linked to your machine configuration, which includes the processor type.
Unfortunately, this means you can either authorize BFD2 to work in your simulated PPC Cubase SE3 environment, or you can authorize to run on your real hardware, but not both. However, the major problem is that Rosetta is going to really slow BFD2 down - BFD2 has a lot of highly optimized code specifically for PPC or Intel chips, and what will be happening on your system is Rosetta will be simulating PPC instructions on an Intel chip, and ignoring all BFD2's speedy intel instructions that we laboured over.
This simulation is many times slower than is desirable for an audio application! So that's the lay of the land. There are some systems in BFD2 which don't match BFD1's exactly - for example, the new mixer and signal processing engine has many elements which have no counterpart in BFD1; BFD2's groove engine uses a single unified groove palette spanning the entire keyboard instread of 3 separate octave-bundles. Your expansion packs and BFD 1. If you have ended up with multiple accounts for different products, please contact our technical support department to resolve the situation.
No - only a brand new set of recordings that is exclusive to the BFD2 package. Aside from some slight differences in the mic'ing and articulations, they are treated to all intents and purposes identically to the new files. There is no need to have 2 copies of any of the WAV files on your drive - you can set up as many data paths in BFD2 as you like. BFD2 has flexible routing and modern DAWs, on the whole, can hide channels on demand and have good channel management generally so there is no longer any need.
Effectively, BFD2 gives you the best of all the approaches in one plug-in. Please read the manual for a full guide to the new Groove engine!
Here's a brief summary:. Firstly, you can load up to Grooves including Fills , and devote an entire MIDI channel to the Groove engine in order to use all so that they do not clash with any MIDI keymappings to articulations. Each Groove slot can have its own start and end behaviours set up.
You can recreate classic drum machine fill behaviours or go way beyond into new territory for jamming auto-accompaniment. Groove events are tied directly to articulations - they do not need MIDI keymappings in order to work. Realtime humanization is more comprehensive and easier to use. You can destructively 'print' humanization effects onto one or all Grooves. You can export single Grooves, multiple Grooves or the drum track as MIDI or audio, with multiple channels if required.
The export Groove features are great for making multichannel breakbeats quickly and efficiently. Since the export features are built into the software interface itself, you can use them when running BFD2 as a plugin or as a standalone application. Alternatively, your own samples can be imported. You can load anything in any slot. Note that each of the 32 pieces has multiple articulations, so this is equivalent to much more than 32 slots in a conventional drum sampler.
These are the articulations in the BFD2 sound library - articulations found in older libraries will still work, of course. BFD2's new architecture allows support for any number of articulations, so future expansion packs can introduce even more new articulations per kit-piece.
There is a global preference for the max velocity layers and also a detail setting per kit piece class eg. To some extent, yes. These cover a few classic drum machine kicks and snares, and a few kit-oriented percussion sounds cowbell, tambourine and some other 'bread and butter' sounds.
No - because we wanted to guarantee stability and cross-compatibility of mix presets, and because you already have a DAW for that. BFD2 has 8 stereo and 16 mono outputs so isolated channels can easily be processed by external plugins or outboard.
Yes - BFD2 v2. Alternatively, you can route drum channels to individual outputs for further processing in your DAW's mixer with any reverb effects you own. Yes, CPU permitting. DCAM enables us to build virtualized electronic circuits in code, the results of which are superbly authentic. You'll already have heard some of the filtering and distortion modelling if you've tried our synthesis instruments like DCAM Synth Squad and Tremor or effects such as Etch.
The compressors in BFD2 are very realistic models of 2 of the most well-known studio compressors ever, and sound great even at extreme settings. A selection of the bundled effects have a side-chain input where it makes sense to have one. This means you can create multi-channel bounces very easily, which is something that not all hosts can do. The audio export features are built into the BFD2 interface itself, so you can use them either when running BFD2 as a plugin in a host or as a standalone application.
Yes - you can import multi-velocity mono or stereo samples in standard WAV format. Imported samples are used to create a kit-piece which can be loaded into a slot in the normal way. Imported kit-pieces can have only 1 articulation. Earlier versions do not feature a multi-output standalone application.
However, you can use any lightweight plugin host to run the BFD2 plugin for multiple outputs. TD brains with extra toms or cymbals from Roland or elsehwere. BFD2 makes it easier to set up your e-drum kit, and you should be able to get a response comparable to your drum brain sounds, as long as you have a suitable low-latency system. The BFD2 manual contains more info about latency and electronic drums in general see chapter 9.
The data in the download version has been reduced to bit audio, whereas the boxed version contains bit audio. The download size is approx 14GB - this is uncompressed during installation resulting in a maximum installed size of approx 52GB. Any noise introduced due to the bit-reduction process is well below the analogue noise floor inherent in the recordings, and leads to much smaller downloads.
This product features a challenge-response authorization system, with three installs on your own machines allowed simultaneously. We have tried very hard to make the authorization procedure as pain-free as possible. Please understand that it is necessary for safeguarding your investment in future development and user support.
Our products do not use iLok or any other unified protection scheme. We do not believe in such systems' security, and would rather not pass on their costs to our customers. Yes - you can install on up to 3 machines as long as only 1 is running it at any one time. A new major operating system version is enough of a change that the authorization system will require re-authing the product; point releases should be fine. Likewise, a significant hardware change will also require re-authorization.
We will be monitoring the situation closely and adjusting the flexibility of the authorization system to get the best balance of copy protection and annoyance levels. If reinstalling an existing OS without changing any hardware, you will be able to save the auth file and simply re-import it when authorizing the product again.
Once a transfer is authorised and the fee has been paid, the new owner is entitled to exactly the same upgrade paths and technical support resources as if they had bought the product new.
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All of these load and save functions are. This function brings up the Groove chooser in order to load a Groove into the current. If the currently selected Groove slot is empty, a shortcut to the Load Groove See section for a guide to loading Grooves.
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