drumkit from hell vs. bfd

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  1. tristan

    tristan Member

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    im really digging both these softwares. to me (from looking at the websites) bfd looks soo much easier to use and the interface looks fairly simple. though drumkit from hell has like 3 times the samples as bfd, but about 100-150$ cheaper (AUD) than bfd.

    so which one is better?

    ps. (i know its spam) but does anyone have a copy of either they would be willing to sell?

    cheers
    tristan
     
  2. justicetones

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    I have not used Drum Kit from Hell, BUT I have used BFD quite a bit and it rocks. I love it. Of course any software only sounds as good as the programmer. In my opinion BFD does have enough variety for LIve Kit sounds. For anything else I use Stylus RMX.
     
  3. Layne-o

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    BFD. It's become the industry standard around my metropolitan area. Just buy it. You'll thank me.
     
  4. gomez1856

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    Another vote for BFD. Have it and love it.

    Just to address the # of samples.... your right (although, with approx 98 velocity layers per hit per drum, you'd never hear the difference in a mix). They just released a new product though that has MUCH more.

    http://www.fxpansion.com/product-deluxe-main.php


    Either way though... .this product has amazed me. I have spent a ton of money trying to get a good drum module over the years and this is what I'm sticking with. the level of control (room mics, overhead mics, PZM mics, dampening, mic positions, top of snare, bottom of snare, and so on) is staggering if you want to dive into it. Or, you can just set it on a stereo mix and get a great sound without worrying about all that.

    I love how easy it is to output every mic to a different track so that it can be treated or processed just like a real mic'd set.

    Not a knock on DFH, but you can't go wrong with BFD. Make sure you have the system for it though. Regardless of which you choose, you need the resources to handle it.

    Good luck... let us know what you decide.

    Rick
     
  5. elambo

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    a BIG +1 for BFD!
     
  6. tristan

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    well then, thats it. BFD it is!

    but im not ready to lash out $550 AUD on this program just yet.
    i have a pentium 4 @ 2.8ghz
    1gig ram
    80gb hard drive
    using onboard sound (no replacenemt sound card yet).

    will this be enough to run bfd?

    pluuussssss. please throw me into line here if im out of order (i gotta be careful what i say here). does anyone here happen to know of a person who might be able to think about getting their hands on a copy which might or might not be in original condition or packagin to the retail product? ;) at a price of course...

    thanks all!!
     
  7. justicetones

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    I am a mac guy but it looks like you should be fine on running BFD on your PC. As for the software try ebay. I have seen it there before or a decent price either used or new.

    :dude
     
  8. Uncle Os

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    Oh Jeez... Sorry guys. What is 'BFD'? I'm familiar with Drum Kit From Hell. But BFD comes up blank.

    Cor
     
  9. gomez1856

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    http://www.fxpansion.com/


    the B is for Big... D is for Drums.... not sure what the F stands for :D



    Rick
     
  10. Uncle Os

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    Thanks, Rick. This looks waaay cool. I'ma check dis stuff out. Thanks again, man. :)

    Cor
     
  11. Antero

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    Oh man. BFD sounds pretty damn close to live.
     
  12. gomez1856

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    I'm happy to throw up some other clips if you'd like to show the range of tones you can get if you're interested.

    Rick
     
  13. tristan

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    hey rick, thanks that would be great.

    i dont suppose you have created a metal clip have you? with double kicks and sofourth?
     
  14. gomez1856

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    I'll put something together for you tonite.
     
  15. tonefreak

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    I usually tweak the sounds, but hopefully this will give you some idea...

    Heavy

    Love the BFD!!
     
  16. MichaelK

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    Is anyone here using BFD with ProTools LE on Mac? I know it can be done, what I'm trying to find out is how useful it is in PT. If it's just another MIDI sound bank then I don't need it.
     
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    Thanks Tonefreak. I got tied up last night (not literally :eek: ) and couldn't get to making some clips. I'll try to knock some out tonite while Monday Night Football records on Tivo :dude


    Rick


    Michael,

    Sorry... I'm using it in Logic Pro 7.1 on a G5. I've got no experience with ProTools.
     

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