Author Topic: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE  (Read 862 times)

Offline Chaser

BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« on: October 03, 2023, 04:21:46 PM »



The long awaited BFD Player has been released. FREE..Includes 5GB Core Library.

Dark Mahogany Expansion

London 70's Expansion

BFDDrums
« Last Edit: October 03, 2023, 04:54:29 PM by Chaser »

Offline Sharkuel

Re: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2023, 11:59:59 AM »
Wow,

I honestly though BFD was done for. Glad to see them around and actually releasing cool stuff for free!

Gonna test this when I arrive home from work.
Megadrum 32 inputs with positional sensing add-on.

Cone centered DIY triggers in snare and toms.

8" racktom
10" racktom
12" racktom
14" floortom

Roland VH13
Lemon Cymbals

"Life is short, death is near, but one's word lives forever

Offline Chaser

Re: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2023, 01:37:57 PM »
Wow,

I honestly though BFD was done for. Glad to see them around and actually releasing cool stuff for free!

Gonna test this when I arrive home from work.

There was an issue with the expansions...just resolved this morning..see my posts

Everything is good to go...

I have also done some modifications of my own... ;)
« Last Edit: October 10, 2023, 01:40:29 PM by Chaser »

Offline Sharkuel

Re: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2023, 05:27:27 PM »
Well I have installed and played arround with it, and I gotta say...

Plays like a dream on Linux.

Yep, you read that right. This under Wine with Pipewire runs with extra-low latency! And the sounds are serviceable for jams and the such!
Megadrum 32 inputs with positional sensing add-on.

Cone centered DIY triggers in snare and toms.

8" racktom
10" racktom
12" racktom
14" floortom

Roland VH13
Lemon Cymbals

"Life is short, death is near, but one's word lives forever

Offline Chaser

Re: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2023, 06:44:58 PM »
Well I have installed and played arround with it, and I gotta say...

Plays like a dream on Linux.

Yep, you read that right. This under Wine with Pipewire runs with extra-low latency! And the sounds are serviceable for jams and the such!

Glad to hear it !

BFD3 Dark Farm is the most recent expansion.
The BFD Player Core Library is based on Dark Farm -  DW Collectors Maple Kit..
The BFD Player Dark Mahogany Expansion is based on the Dark Farm -  Q Co Drums Mahogany Kit.
Dark Farm is the only BFD Expansion that has the upgraded Hi hat Samples for the Upgraded Hi Hat engine.

EDIT:
Added Links
« Last Edit: October 10, 2023, 06:49:52 PM by Chaser »

Offline Sharkuel

Re: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2023, 02:55:28 AM »
Well I have installed and played arround with it, and I gotta say...

Plays like a dream on Linux.

Yep, you read that right. This under Wine with Pipewire runs with extra-low latency! And the sounds are serviceable for jams and the such!

Glad to hear it !

BFD3 Dark Farm is the most recent expansion.
The BFD Player Core Library is based on Dark Farm -  DW Collectors Maple Kit..
The BFD Player Dark Mahogany Expansion is based on the Dark Farm -  Q Co Drums Mahogany Kit.
Dark Farm is the only BFD Expansion that has the upgraded Hi hat Samples for the Upgraded Hi Hat engine.

EDIT:
Added Links

Thanks for the info Chaser!

The only thing that sucks is that the kits are locked to the number of pieces available. You can't add another cymbal or Tom slof, and you are stuck to the drum layout it comes with.

But hey, it's free, so that is my little complain.
Megadrum 32 inputs with positional sensing add-on.

Cone centered DIY triggers in snare and toms.

8" racktom
10" racktom
12" racktom
14" floortom

Roland VH13
Lemon Cymbals

"Life is short, death is near, but one's word lives forever

Offline Th3R00st3r

Re: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2023, 12:13:03 PM »


Thanks for the info Chaser!

The only thing that sucks is that the kits are locked to the number of pieces available. You can't add another cymbal or Tom slof, and you are stuck to the drum layout it comes with.

But hey, it's free, so that is my little complain.
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Well that suck you can't modify the kits to add extra pieces.
I just got the Nitro Max(Still in the box) going to try to set it up today and see how it goes.
My 10 year old DM10 has just about had it...
th3r00st3r-Alesis DM10 Studio w/mesh head conversion (billy blast 2ply) and snare stand.

Offline Chaser

Re: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2023, 01:24:50 PM »

The Nitro Kits (Medeli DD512)..are single zone Toms and Cymbals..the Snare is Dual Zone...the Crash has choke.
The Surge Kit uses the same module but has Dual Zone Toms..

This is a New Module..I don't have any other info than the Manual.
However the MIDI Map shows Dual Zone mapping for the Toms so check the DB25 Harness and see if TRS.

You are the 1st one that I know to purchase one.

I considered purchasing if I get one of the GC Coupons for 25% off...just for the Module to check out which BFD Samples were used and if from one expansion or multiple.
I could try and cross reference to the BFD Data Base , but without actually hearing them it would be just a best guess..

Offline Th3R00st3r

Re: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2023, 02:35:09 PM »
I am not sure if the DB25 is TRS or not.
I hooked it up to the MAC (using Reaper as a DAW and the SSD VST) via USB and it sounds pretty good. I will also try out the AD 2.0 VST when I get a chance to play with it more.
Very responsive to ghost notes and rebound is nice OR it could be that my old DM10 was so worn out the MAX feels better, I dunno.
I didn't play around with it too much other than tighten the heads a bit since the are loose when shipped.
The footprint is smaller than the DM10 rack, so I may use the DM10 rack to give some more space.
I am going to add another cymbal as well when I get the chance. I set it up at work..haha

I know this is the space for the BFD and not the MAX, but I'll download the BFD Player later as well when I get the chance.
If you need me to move this convo over to the MAX thread, I can.
th3r00st3r-Alesis DM10 Studio w/mesh head conversion (billy blast 2ply) and snare stand.

Offline Chaser

Re: BFDDrums - BFD Player Released FREE
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2023, 04:27:03 PM »

You can move if you like..The Nitro Max and other Alesis Kits include the BFD Player.
There isn't an "Official" Nitro MAX Thread/Topic yet..just the Water Cooler.
I did start one for the BFD Player in the VST, MIDI, & Recording.

The earlier Alesis Kits received Serial Numbers after product Registration on the Alesis site,which hasn't been migrated to InMusic Brands site yet and the Newly released BFDPlayer v1 requires an InMusic profile and the New Software Center.

The earlier SE kits had a different Version of BFD Player v0.9 and a slimmed down version of Dark Mahogany.
I presume since Nitro Max was released the same day as the New BFD Player Version..the old version is obsolete..I dunno , no one has ever posted in this forum with the Surge/Command Mesh SE Kits.