FXpansion announces BFD Horsepower — the latest addition to its library of expansion packs for BFD3, this time focusing on a selection of mix-ready, Americana-style drum sounds covering everything from blues and alt-country to garage rock and folk. Horsepower’s stick and brush kits are presented in two distinct processing styles alongside an unprocessed version. The result is a total of six kits, created for instant usability and high levels of detail for maximum playability with electronic drums. Horsepower was created with a Gretsch USA Custom kit with three toms, Gretsch snare (with snares on and off), Sabian hats, and Zildjian cymbals. BFD3 is the third generation of FXpansion’s popular software acoustic drum studio for Mac and Windows with 32- and 64-bit support for AAX, AU, RTAS, and VST plug-in formats.
Grammy-nominated recording engineer and BFD3 content producer Rail Jon Rogut says “When recording drums for BFD3 we hire a great studio, a great engineer, great drummer, and — most importantly — great drums, and a great drum tech. We have them tune the drums impeccably. We get really well-tracked drums, and they’re compressed and EQ’d. You just have to load them up, and — with maybe some minor changes to fit your particular track — these will sound great right away.”