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BFD's 8 bit kit

It's been out for a while now, anyone diggin it?

It seems to be more overlooked than any of the other add ons for BFD.
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I like it, though you really have to tweak some of the samples to get usable sounds. There's some really whacky sounds that just sound awful as is. It's very unique though, and that's the main selling point.
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Thanks, it's going for $100 at GC now so I reserved a copy. For the most part I do hip hop influenced tunes so hopefully I'll find it more useful than the samples that came with BFD.

I figured I couldn't pass it up for that $$ though
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Yep, GC are blowing them out at $100 each. They've only got one or two in each store at that price tho', so you might have to phone around a bit.

I think a lot of people pass it over because they think the actual samples are 8 Bit -- when the real reason it's called 8 Bit Kit is because it was produced by S. Husky Hoskulds of 8 Bit Audio.

It's certainly way different to any of the other BFD packs out there, but if you're in to experimenting with drum sounds (layering 808 or 909 kicks with real kicks, stacking up detuned tom samples, re-amping drum machine sounds, combining the attack of one sample with the body of another) then 8BK is ideal. There's some really unique stuff on there -- my personal favourites would have to be the 808 and Drumtrax recorded through the multi-mic'ed PA, the frame drums and African tambourines, and the Fight Bell and saucepan lids.
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I'd like to try it, I always find the guitar centers website particularly uneasy to use. Anyone have an email address of a guitar center I could order this off?

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Your best bet is probably the phone!
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8-bit for $100! Wow. Totally worth it. Very unique sounds, some ugly, some worth it.
Now, if I could see a reduced price on that Jazz/Funk add-on...
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Lovin 8 bit kit

Now just gotta wait for my Korg padKontrol to get here.
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bought it when it came out, i NEVER use it. at best its OK, maybe its just a little too out there for me. there's something about it that feels like its not very usable.
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bought it when it came out, i NEVER use it. at best its OK, maybe its just a little too out there for me. there's something about it that feels like its not very usable.
I would have to agree and disagree.

(Please note that I have not even had these samples for a week so far, but...)


I agree some of the samples are way too out there (I don't think I'll ever find a use for a bass drum with chains hanging off of it or those crazy amplified bass drums); at the same time many of the samples fill a niche and CAN be very usable.

To each his own, it's obvious it's not for everyone and certainly not for everything. I must say for $100 I can't complain..



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8 bit definitely cannot be your go to kit. You'd have to go with the basic set or one of the add-ons. For $100--money well spent because it does provide some interesting options.
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would anybody consider buying a copy to ship to me internationally? pm me.

and I also want the albini add on too..

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narco -- whereabouts are you? If you're picking up both, let me know & I'll find somebody that's doing a deal.
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I really like it, and tend to use it together with XFL. After BFD 1.5 with the ability to tune in the decay of a drum, it really helped. Most of the sounds need some tweeking to sound right, so I usually end up with 2 BFD plugins at the same time (because of the BFD's distorted room mics don't blend in with the other kits' room mics)...

The 8bit kit is really something completely different to the factory kits, so I'd buy it just for the flavor!
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You know you can turn off the 8BK's room mics entirely using the output mapping window? It's *generally* the PZM channel (not the main room pair) that's really distorted to Fantomasic proportions, just set it to MUTE for any 8BK pieces in the output mapping panel.

Also note the 8BK kit piece infos in the browser -- Husky played around a bit with that channel, so you'll find some drums have the PZM channel re-amped through the PA and Edison horn (and sound relatively normal), whereas some are recorded through the notorious Spy Mics (and sound like a pit-bull on a bad trip having its face burned off with a blowtorch)

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does anyone know GC's sku for this? the person i talked to at my local guitar center couldn't even find it in the computer.
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does anyone know GC's sku for this? the person i talked to at my local guitar center couldn't even find it in the computer.
sku is 102957180
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Quote:
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You know you can turn off the 8BK's room mics entirely using the output mapping window? It's *generally* the PZM channel (not the main room pair) that's really distorted to Fantomasic proportions, just set it to MUTE for any 8BK pieces in the output mapping panel.

Also note the 8BK kit piece infos in the browser -- Husky played around a bit with that channel, so you'll find some drums have the PZM channel re-amped through the PA and Edison horn (and sound relatively normal), whereas some are recorded through the notorious Spy Mics (and sound like a pit-bull on a bad trip having its face burned off with a blowtorch)
Brilliant - as usual!
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