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  • FXpansion Introduces BFD Big Orchestral Marching Band

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    BFD Big Orchestral Marching Band is a new expansion pack for BFD 1.5 and BFD2, delivering a heavy payload of orchestral and marching drum instruments to your percussive arsenal.

    The included sounds were conceived to fuel new creative adventures in all forms of music. Its marching snares offer explosive crack and punch, and the quad toms and hand cymbals are great alternatives to standard drum set toms and crashes. Meanwhile, the tonal bass drums rival celebrated analog drum machines for sheer low-end weight and power. The orchestral timpani and chimes, sampled over 1.5 octaves, are great for melodic lines or sound design.

    All the sounds are recorded using carefully selected high-end equipment to capture the dynamics and sonic beauty of these instruments. As always with a BFD-compatible expansion pack, multiple mic positions, articulations and velocity layers are provided - most sounds feature up to 50 velocity layers, with many snares offering even higher levels of detail. BFD Big Orchestral Marching Band also includes a suite of Grooves allowing you to inject classic hip-hop street beats, drum-corps and marching performances into your music.

    Feature highlights include:

    • Expansion pack for BFD1.5 & BFD2 with 38GB of new sounds
    • Set of four timpani covering 1.5 octaves, each pitch recorded with felt and wood mallets
    • Full set of orchestral chimes covering 1.5 octaves
    • 4 tonal bass drums with multiple beaters
    • Concert bass drums including a 40" played with three different beaters
    • Marching quad toms played with sticks, mallets, and hotrods
    • 7 marching and orchestral snares played with sticks, brushes, mallets, and hotrods
    • Groove suite featuring drum-corps and marching performances, hip-hop street beats and more
    • Price and Availability: BFD Big Orchestral Marching Band (BFD B.O.M.B) is available direct from FXpansion's online store for $199 / €149 / £99, excluding local taxes where applicable.

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