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Old 19th April 2010
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BFD Eco - overview & quickstart videos live

Hi all,

Those of you interested in FXpansion's new $149.00 BFD ECO will want to check the following:-

Introduction:-
YouTube - FXpansion BFD Eco

Quick Start:-
YouTube - FXpansion BFD Eco Demo

Enjoy

Angus.
Old 19th April 2010
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Ha, I watched the video wondering how you made an environmentally friendly "eco" version heh, but you meant "economical" thumbsup


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Old 20th April 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Angus_FX View Post
Hi all,

Those of you interested in FXpansion's new $149.00 BFD ECO will want to check the following:-

Introduction:-
YouTube - FXpansion BFD Eco

Quick Start:-
YouTube - FXpansion BFD Eco Demo

Enjoy

Angus.
Looks cool. If we already have expansion packs for BFD2, will we be able to use them with Eco or would we have to buy Eco specific packs? Thanks.
Old 20th April 2010
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ECO can use all the BFD2 expansion packs, with a few caveats:-

* It can't load every single velocity on some of the bigger packs

* The mixer presets that come with the expansion packs are designed for BFD2's more comprehensive mixer & won't work in ECO. We are working on ECO-specific mixer presets for the packs we sell, I imagine Platinum Samples will do the same.

* ECO has a fixed mixer & won't use any extended features, e.g. you don't get control over 3rd kick/snare mics. You can still use alternate stick types.

* ECO is limited to 12 kit pieces loaded at once.. basically it's not well suited to loading up exotic custom kits using lots of percussion types or B.O.M.B., but will work pretty well with the downloadable expansion kits & snare expanders. You have kick, snare, hat, 3 toms, 3 cymbals, and 3 "aux" slots which can be toms, cymbals or percussion. So you can have eg. a 5 tom, 4 cymbal or 4 tom, 5 cymbal setup if you sacrifice percussion.
Old 20th April 2010
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Is there a release date?
Old 20th April 2010
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Real soon now, subject to ash Sweetwater and a few others are taking pre-orders, but as we ship from London it may take a week or two longer than it should.
Old 20th April 2010
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While the list price is $149, the initial sale price will be under $100

FXpansion BFD eco | Sweetwater.com

Rail
Old 21st April 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PlatinumSamples View Post
While the list price is $149, the initial sale price will be under $100

FXpansion BFD eco | Sweetwater.com

Rail
This is all welcome news. I absolutely love the sound of my Andy Johns pack and want to keep using it. I just don't have the need anymore for the power and complexity of the full BFD2. BFD Eco might just be the right balance for me.
Old 4th May 2010
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BFD Eco now available

Just a heads up - BFD Eco is now available!

The intro offer of $99 is available in all good retail stores.

Happy to answer any questions as always!

http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=103&tab=276
Old 27th October 2010
  #10
Musician's Friend & Sweetwater are having a promotion on BFD Eco right now...

• BFD Eco

• Includes FXpansion Greatest Hits Expansion Pack free

And of course our Evil Drums Eco Kit works great with Eco

Evil Drums Eco Kit 1

Rail
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