What is BFD Dunnett Ti?

BFD Dunnet Ti is an expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.

What do I need in order to use BFD Dunnet Ti?

BFD Dunnett Ti requires a registered copy of BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2 (versions 2.1 and later only) and a suitable system on which to run it.

Can I use this product with BFD 1.x?

No - this expansion can only be used with BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2 (versions 2.1 or later only). BFD 2.1 is a free update to all registered BFD2 users.

Why does it have these requirements?

BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.1 (and later versions) are equipped to handle the data format and custom channel layout featured in this expansion; previous versions of BFD2 and BFD 1.x cannot.

What kind of limitations exist when using this product with BFD Eco?

When using this expansion in BFD Eco, limitations apply in terms of the audio channels and articulations that are available (this is one of BFD Eco's limitations, as opposed to the fully-featured BFD3 or BFD2).

BFD Eco is a streamlined instrument based on the BFD2 engine.

What is included?

This download-only expansion pack provides snare, tom, hihat, and cymbal kit-pieces played with sticks. Toms include rim shot and rim click articulations, while the snare offers rim clicks as well as support for electronic drums positional sensing when used in BFD2.

  • 14"x24" Kick (full front head)
  • 14"x26" Kick (full front head)
  • 16"x18" Floor Tom
  • 16"x16" Floor Tom
  • 9"x13" Tom Tom
  • 8"x12" Tom Tom
  • 8"x10" Tom Tom
  • 6.5"x14" Snare
  • 24" Paiste 2002 Ride
  • 18" Zildjian Constantinople Crash
  • 16" Zildjian A Thin Crash
  • 14" Hi Hat with Zildjian New Beat top and Paiste 2002 Bottom

Additional recording notes:

  • The kick is recorded with felt and wood beaters.
  • Remo White Emperor drum heads were used on the toms and kick (no holes in the front kick drum head). The snare used a coated Remo Ambassador head.
  • All drums were recorded at Omega Studios in Rockville, MD., USA. Special thanks go out to Adam Stamper and Scotty O'Tool for engineering assistance and Cephas Jackson for photography.

What equipment was used for the recordings?

Direct channels:

  • Kick In: Shure SM7 / API 8SMX2 preamp
  • Kick Out: Neumann FET 47 / Vintech 1272 preamp
  • Kick Sub: Yamaha Subkick / API 3124 preamp
  • Snare Top: Shure Beta 57 / API preamp
  • Snare Side: Violet Designs Wedge / ATI preamp
  • Snare Bottom: EV 457 / ATI 8SMX2 preamp
  • Hi-hat: Nevaton MC49 / ATI 8MX2 preamp
  • Toms: Violet Design Globe / API 3124 preamp
  • Cymbals: Nevaton MC49 / ATI 8MX2 preamp

Ambient channels:

  • OH: Violet Design Flamingo Stereo / ATI 8SMX2 preamps
  • Room: Violet Design Globe with prototype Vin 50 omni capsules / ATI 3124 preamps
  • Amb3: Shure model 55 (original) / Vintech 1272 / Distressor (6:1, 1% THD ) - into a Sovtek Mig60 amp / Marshall 4x12 cabinet - mic'd with a pair of Royer 122s in Blumlein pair via ATI 8SMX2 preamps

Is BFD Dunnett Ti an FXpansion product?

Yes - this expansion pack was produced by John Emrich for FXpansion and is distributed in download form on the FXpansion site.

How big is the download?

4 files totaling approximately 4GB.

Do you allow license transfers?

Yes, however:

  • If you're the seller, you must contact us in advance of the sale. If you're the prospective second-hand buyer, you must check that the seller is cleared to sell. If in doubt, contact us.
  • There is a flat $50 fee per product for a license transfer, which can be purchased from our online shop.
  • Review copies, NFRs (Not For Resale copies, sometimes used for in-store demos), etc., cannot be transferred under any circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a license transfer request.

Once a transfer is authorized 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.