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All adjustments are now made to the B state. It is possible to add or change the image for the mixer preset in this panel. Note that you can only sort Palettes by clicking the Name. In addition you can use the Width controls in the Bus Mixer in order to manipulate the stereo properties of the ambient mic buses. BFD2 allows virtually unlimited freedom when building kits. It also possesses no sends. High positive settings of this parameter result in BFD2 responding more like conventional sample-sets.
Tremor is still available to purchase, however it is no longer actively supported. BFD Eco is a streamlined, fun and affordable software instrument for acoustic drums based on the award-winning BFD2 engine.
Supplied with a selection of the best BFD2 sounds, it can also be expanded with the wide range of FXpansion and 3rd-party add-ons. BFD Eco is still available to purchase, however it is no longer actively supported or updated. Released in , DR combined drum sample playback, varied drum synthesis algorithms and innovative sequencing approaches into a single easy-to-use plugin packed with power and possibilities well ahead of its time.
GURU, released in , was another innovative software product which spawned a slew of imitators. Combining drum-oriented sample playback, loop-slicing, effects and multi-part sequencing into an incredibly creative unified tool, GURU's design was the precursor to its spiritual successor, Geist.
When it appeared in , BFD pioneered a new way of approaching acoustic drums - dedicated and specialized control over drum mic channels, expressive drum articulations and rich dynamic and timbral detail over the velocity range along with built-in MIDI drum patterns called Grooves. Combining the ideas from BFD with powerful built-in mixing, effects and pattern editing, BFD2 represented a quantum leap over its predecessor. DCAM circuit-modelling technology meticulously reconstructed the soul of dusty vintage circuits while dragging them kicking and screaming into the future with new and exciting ideas: Etch was a versatile dual filtering effect with 4 switchable circuit models, additional distortion, compression and an intuitive, powerful modulation system.
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No time-aligning of ambience channels was performed. Microphones Several microphones were set up for many mic positions. It has a brighter. They were placed in front of the kit. Microphone delay was edited out from the direct channels so all kick and snare mic channels are time-aligned with reference to themselves. Amb3 Room2 For the Room2 mic set on the Amb3 mic bus. Because of the height of placement. Directs Kick In The most appropriate inside mic from the following was chosen for each kick: Snare Top2: If you use a Mac and do not have access to a 2-button mouse.
They can be adjusted in 2 ways: Click a menu item to select it and hide the menu again. Faders are oriented vertically but some controls. This can be changed to circular motion in the GUI preferences or with the startup wizard.
Drop-down menus These are indicated by a downward-facing triangle — click to display the menu. Other drop-down menus do exist. This method is much like using the graph a fader.
Double-click to type a value Right-clicking Right-clicks are used in several parts of the BFD2 interface. Click to display the menu Click any item to select it Numerical value boxes These can be adjusted in 2 ways: These are detailed in the manual where necessary. Vertical knob movement Graphs Graphs can be oriented horizontally or vertically.
Only one Page can be active at any one time. Control bar: Features the Load. See section 1: The built-in EQ. Status bar: Contains various displays and readouts. Preferences page — chapter 10 The Preferences Page allows you to customize BFD2 to your needs by changing a number of settings. You can also click it to manually type a new name for the current session.
It also includes an advanced Groove editor. Interface overview Page buttons: These change the contents of the main interface. Mapping page — chapters 8 and 9 BFD2 features powerful mapping for playing its drum sounds and automating its parameters. Kit page — chapter 2 The Kit page is used for building and tweaking the kit.
Save and Help menus. Main interface: This changes according to the currently selected page. Grooves page — chapters 4. The Load menu allows you to load the following elements into BFD2: Commonly used elements The next section of the menu allows you to load commonly needed elements from Pages other than that currently in view.
The menu allows you to save the following: Do not confuse this control with the Master channel level — the Master channel in the BFD2 mixer is simply a special Aux channel to which all channels are routed by default. If this is all that you need. Help menu See section 1: The save menu is structured in exactly the same way as the Load menu.
Page-dependent elements Depending on which Page is currently in view. The Preset loader panel allows you to selectively load different elements of Presets. The Load menu is partly contextdependent. BFD2 includes an overall plugin gain control which affects the level of all channels simultaneously.
For a full guide to loading Presets. The menu has 3 sections: This includes the cached start portion of each sound. See section 8: Hard disk load This meter indicates the intensity of hard disk resource usage. If your machine cannot handle the amount of disk usage required.
Mixer engine CPU usage The mixer engine processes all routing. Do not be alarmed if this meter reaches high values. The contents of the log are identical to the smaller log built into the Keymap page. BFD2 waits for all data to be properly delivered from the hard disk before allowing the host to continue.
It is intended as an indicator of the amount of hard disk activity that is occurring. If your sequencer only provides realtime bouncing facilities a good example is Pro Tools. Using controller learn 1. While a control is being adjusted. Controller learn context menu While you are in controller learn mode. Please see section 8: Context info display The context info display provides information about the control currently under the mouse cursor.
Please see section 4: If the parameter has not yet been mapped. Parameter names and values are shown. You can also click and drag this control up and down to adjust the tempo. When running BFD2 as a plugin. Time signature Similarly to the tempo. Playback position This readout is an indicator of the current playback position. Tempo When using BFD2 as a standalone application.
You can ALT-click this light in order to un-solo all channels currently in a solo state. Search The Preset chooser panel includes a search facility in order to narrow down the amount of Presets shown in the listing.
To load a preset. A range of settings are available. To load a Preset. View size This drop-down menu selects the size of Preset images shown in the chooser panel listing.
This setting is recalled between sessions. You can still see a photo for the Preset by selecting it — its details are displayed on the right side of the panel. Its state is stored in the BFD2 preferences — therefore.. You can also load any preset in the listing by double-clicking it.
Larger sizes result in larger photos but requires more use of the scrollbars in order to view all the available Presets. If you choose to remove a user preset from the database. Its state is stored in the BFD2 preferences — therefore. A larger photo and rating information is displayed in the Info display to the right. This opens the Preset chooser panel.
Any available preset is displayed with an image representing its contents. Each of these buttons. By default. To do this.
You can also load any preset by double-clicking it in the listing. Sticky button Enabling the Sticky button results in the Preset chooser panel remaining open after a Preset is loaded.
Clicking the Sticky button saves you having to keep opening the Preset chooser panel.
BFD2 asks if you would also like to import it into the database. This is useful if. Because of this they are not shown in the Preset chooser panel. Typical circumstances would be when using a Preset sent to you by a collaborator. Above the photo is the star rating control. To exit the Preset chooser panel without loading anything. This photo is then visible in the Preset chooser panel during future browsing. It is very important to remember. Wherever you save the Preset. Presets are shown in order of their rating.
Preset photo When you save a Preset. Elements saved with Presets When you save a Preset. Keyboard operation You can navigate around the available presets with the cursor arrow keys.
Save location When you save your own Presets.
Since mixer channels are dependent on kit-pieces being loaded. The mixer channels remain. Context info display The context info display in the BFD2 Status bar shows information about the control element currently underneath the mouse cursor. This also displays the current values of controls, and updates to show any adjustments made while they are adjusted. A setting of 25 is roughly equivalent to 1 second. When you use the Start BFD2 setup wizard function on the Help menu, the setup wizard panel is displayed.
Therefore, when you subsequently load a kit-piece, it is fully amplitude-scaled with incoming velocity. If you want to specify other values for the Vel to Amp default amount preference, it is necessary to adjust the preference itself.
I have BFD 1. I like to use tool-tips Ticking this checkbox results in tool-tips being displayed when the mouse cursor is held over a control for approx. If you want to adjust the time it takes for tool-tips to appear, you must edit the Tool-tip appear time setting directly in the BFD2 GUI preferences. When moving a control I like to drag My main host application is If you select the BFD2 standalone here, the -2 octave system of note numbering is used.
If you choose one of the other hosts in the list, the note numbering preferences are set accordingly. Note that BFD2 overrides this setting if you subsequently load a new keymap, or if you set up a startup Preset with different keymap settings. Internet shortcuts to all of these help methods are available on the BFD2 Help menu:.
Launch online FAQ: This includes common solutions to problems which are not covered in the manual — for example installation and authorization issues. Launch online forum: Launch online support: You must register your copy of BFD2 before you can obtain technical support. Loading and saving kits — 2: Kit display — 2: Click a kit-piece in the display in order to select it.
Kit-piece slots and loading kit-pieces — 2: Each slot features a controls for loading a kit-piece into the slot and clearing its contents, as well as trim and direct pan controls. Kit page toolbar — 2: It also features a wizard tool for easy MIDI learn-based key assignments for kit-piece articulations.
Kit-piece inspector — 2: A preset system is also available for kit-piece inspector settings. Mini-mixer 2: Firstly, the master tune, master dynamics and humanize controls offer a number of ways of changing the way the kit sounds and plays.
The mini-mixer itself allows a quick way of setting the mix between direct and ambient mic channels without having to switch to the Mixer page. All slots have an intended purpose — when the kit-piece chooser panel is displayed for each slot. When loading a kit-piece into the cymbal slots. Tom 5 and Tom 6 slots. To view all toms. The Cymbal 1 slot slot 8 chooser defaults to showing all cymbals. The Cymbal 1 and Cymbal 2 slots slot 8 chooser defaults to showing all cymbals.
Mid and High Tom slots. To view all cymbals. When loading a kit-piece into the Tom 4. These slots have no default mapping. If you need this many kit-pieces. Switching kit sizes If the kit size is changed to a larger setting.
While these slots are intended as a percussion rack. If you change to a smaller kit size. Kits section 2: Kit-piece presets section 2: Grooves and mappings when the software is launched. Presets contain a snapshot of the entire state of BFD2. Kit-pieces section 2: In the Preset chooser you can load any or all of the following: You can load kit-piece presets via the kit-piece preset loading controls. Saving in the Kit page You can save the following using the Save menu: BFD2 instead only allows you to set up a default Preset to load whenever it is launched.
You can also use the kit-piece quick-load controls at the top of the kit-piece inspector as an alternative way of loading kit-pieces. This is achieved via the Load buttons on each kitpiece slot. BFD2 Presets section 1: Kits are loaded and saved using the Load menu in the BFD2 control bar. Delete kit from database Load kit from disk Sticky button Kit listing: To load a kit.
Turning off a Slot Load switch results in the current contents of that slot remaining unchanged when a kit is loaded. Detailed information about the kit and a larger photo is displayed in the inspector to the right.
To see more information about a kit. View size This drop-down menu selects the size of kit images shown in the chooser panel. This opens the kit chooser panel. Larger sizes result in larger photos but requires more use of the scrollbars in order to view all the available kits. You can also double-click any kit in the listing in order to load it. Slot Load switches The Slot Load switches allow you to specify which kit-piece slots are replaced by new sounds and settings from the loaded Kit.
You can still see a photo for the kit by selecting it — its details are displayed in the inspector. Above the kit photo is the star rating control. Info The Info area displays information about the currently selected kit and allows you to rate it.
Clicking the Sticky button saves you having to keep opening the kit chooser panel. Sticky button Enabling the Sticky button results in the kit chooser panel remaining open after a kit is loaded. Delete kit-piece from database Clicking this button removes the selected kit from the BFD2 database. To exit the chooser panel without loading anything. You can also load any kit in the listing by double-clicking it.
Keyboard operation You can navigate around the available kits with the cursor arrow keys. If you choose to remove a user kit from the database. Search The kit chooser panel includes a search facility in order to narrow down the amount of kits shown in the chooser panel. Quick-search Useful search terms are stored in the quick-search drop-down menu to the left of the Search text-box. Sorting With this drop-down menu you can sort kits either by name or by star rating. Because of this they are not shown in the kit selector panel.
This photo is visible in the kit chooser panel during future use. If necessary. Save location When you save your own kits.. If you suspect they are not authorized. Wherever you save the kit. Saving kits Use the Save Kit. It may also be necessary to trash and rebuild the BFD2 database. The kits are converted into BFD2 format and added into the database so that they can be loaded in the kit chooser. Then re-run BFD2.
If you specify that you are a BFD1. Kit Photo When you save a kit. Typical circumstances would be when using a kit sent to you by a collaborator. Selecting a kit-piece ALT-click on any kit-piece in the kit display in order to select it without auditioning it.
In order to preview any articulation at any velocity. See section 2: Groove or preview event. Kit-piece audition Click on a kit-piece in the kit-display in order to hear a preview of the main articulation in the kit-piece hit. Visual representation of the current kit The kit shown differs depending on the current kit size. When the mouse cursor is moved over a part of the kit in the display.
If you need to preview individual articulations at variable velocities.
Kit Display highlight When the mouse cursor is moved over any slot window. Kit-piece audition When a kit-piece is loaded into the slot.
If the slot is empty. ALT-clicking anywhere in the slot plays an audio preview of the main articulation in the kitpiece hit.
It does not affect the stereo position of the kitpiece in its ambience channels. If you prefer. You can also double-click anywhere on the slot in order to open the chooser panel. Clear kit-piece This button removes any kit-piece currently loaded into the slot. These controls are duplicated in the kit-piece inspector.
This control is duplicated in the kit-piece inspector. Selecting a kit-piece When using the Select tool. Load kit-piece The Load button opens the kit-piece chooser panel. The Select tool must be enabled in the toolbar for this to occur.
Direct pan The pan control sets the pan position of the kit-piece within the direct master bus. Enable the Left-right velocity-scaled preview support setting in the BFD2 GUI preferences if you want the audition to work in this way. Trim The trim control is a global volume control for the kit-piece.
Image The main part of the slot window shows a photo of the loaded kit-piece. Once the desired kit-piece is selected. You can also double-click a kit-piece in order to load it. This setting is used for all kit-piece slot choosers.
You can also double-click anywhere on a kit-piece slot in order to open the panel. You can also load kit-pieces in various ways in the Mixer and Grooves pages. Simply change the Type and Search settings in order to change the displayed kit-piece type. If you try to load a kit-piece into the Ride 1 slot for example. Larger sizes result in larger photos but requires more use of the scrollbars in order to view all the available items.
To return to the Kit page without loading a new kit-piece. You can preview individual articulations at any velocity before loading the kit-piece.
You can still see a photo for each kit-piece by selecting it — its details are displayed in the inspector. Delete kit-piece from database Sticky button Kit-piece listing: Controls in the kit-piece chooser panel View size This drop-down menu selects the size of kit-piece images shown in the chooser panel.
BFD2 also offers the kit-piece quick-load controls in the kit-piece inspector. Sorting Using this drop-down menu you can sort kit-pieces in the listing by the following criteria: If no kit-piece is currently loaded into the slot. Target indicator The target indicator displays information about the destination kit-piece slot: Target Slot slot number Each kit-piece slot is numbered — see section 2: Delete kit-piece from database Clicking this button removes the selected kit-piece from the BFD2 database.
Nevertheless you can. Search The kit-piece chooser panel includes a search facility in order to narrow down the amount of kit-pieces shown in the listing.
Please note that there are certain important things to bear in mind when loading different types of kit-pieces into slots in this way. Currently in Slot The name of the kit-piece currently loaded into the slot. Sticky button Enabling the Sticky button results in the kit-piece chooser panel remaining open after a kit-piece is loaded. Target Suggested Class This is the suggested kit-piece type for the destination slot number.
You can bring them back by trashing and rebuilding your database. Whichever of theses methods you use to rate a kit-piece. Below this information. Keyboard operation You can navigate around the available kit-pieces with the cursor arrow keys. To exit the kit-piece chooser panel without loading anything. Info tab The info tab in the Inspector shows factory information about the selected kit-piece.
Import Clicking this button opens the sample import panel. You can also double-click any kit-piece in the listing in order to load it. Two information readouts are shown: The class type of the kit-piece.
Click towards the left of the strip for lower velocity layers. BFD2 allows you to create single-articulation mono or stereo kit-pieces with multiple velocity layers from a set of one of more samples.
In the vast majority of cases. It is not recommended to load different types of kit-pieces into the Hihat slot. For more details on loading and saving BFD2 Presets. This is achieved by changing the setting in the Type selector in the kit-piece chooser panels.
Potential issues While being able to freely build your kit can yield some great creative ideas. Possible problems when loading If a problem is encountered when loading a kit-piece. Groove events fall back intelligently to suitable articulations in the loaded kit-piece. This slot is specially designed to load hihats. Mixer and MIDI presets that correspond to one another.
Like articulation mappings. If you load a snare into a tom slot. Please bear in mind. Articulation mappings Because different kit-pieces have different numbers of articulations. BFD2 allows virtually unlimited freedom when building kits. The error log window includes a Save button. If you click this icon. When loading BFD2 Presets. Error log window Error icon Building unorthodox kits Even though each slot in all 3 kit sizes have suggested purposes.
Grooves are designed for kits that follow suggested kit-piece slot uses. This function saves the entire state of BFD2. If you encounter any errors while loading. The extra snare articulations need to be keymapped before they can be played via MIDI. Grooves Even though Groove events do not rely on articulations being mapped.
If you have an electronic drumkit. Imported sounds stream in the same way as other sounds in BFD2. Sample Import panel In order to create a kit-piece from a set of one or more samples. This is the name which is visible in the kit-piece chooser panels.
If you want to specify a new data path. Name Type a name for the created kit-piece. Kit-piece Type Choose the kit-piece type from this drop-down menu. It can be either one amplitude-scaled sample.
Click the Import button on the panel in order to open the Sample Import panel. There are a number of things to be aware of when using kit-pieces created with the Sample Import function: If you receive an error when importing samples. BFD2 automatically scales the amplitude of the sample with incoming velocity — this has the same effect as turning the Vel to Amp control to maximum.
BFD2 splits the samples proportionally across the velocity range as normal. After you click the Import button. Move layer up By clicking this button you can move the selected sample up the list of velocity layers: It is visible in the kit-piece chooser panel whenever the Type and Search criteria allow it.
Velocity layers This is where you add samples. Any amplitude scaling needs to be dialled in manually with the Vel to Amp control after the kit-piece is loaded. If you specify two or more layers. When you import a kit-piece. Add Layer s Click this button to add a sample. Remove Layer s With a sample selected. Move layer down By clicking this button you can move the selected sample down the list of velocity layers: The kick already has a link set up. To link two kit-pieces while in Link mode.
Removing a link To remove a link. When the source kit-piece is selected. You can also ALT-click a kit-piece slot in order to preview its main articulation hit.
Note Learn With the Note Learn tool selected. Clicking on the kick shows its link destination. Select The Select tool is the default tool in the Kit Display. It allows you to select kit-piece slots by clicking on them.
Linking the snare to the percussion slot. Right-click on a slot to remove a link. When you trigger the source kit-piece. Click on the link that you want to remove in order to break the link.
While the source kit-piece is deselected. Link This tool allows you to link two kit-pieces together for layering purposes. A list of links from this kit-piece are shown in the context menu that appears.
BFD2 tries to trigger an articulation with the same name. If it is the same kit-piece type. If this does not exist. If the destination kitpiece is a different type of kit-piece to the linked source.
Please see section 2: Click on the desired kit-piece to load it. With the exception of the Articulation controls. This functionality is very useful in saving commonly needed setups.
Previous Next Articulation controls Kit-piece selector Click the kit-piece name to display a drop-down selector menu featuring all available kit-pieces for the intended slot type. It operates on the currently selected kit-piece.
Click on the desired preset to load its settings. Kit-piece browser When a kit-piece is rated in this way. Kit-piece browser Previous Next Kit-piece presets Kit-piece presets allow you to save kit-piece inspector settings for future use.
When the slot is empty. Advanced kitpiece controls Kit-piece bleed controls Kit-piece quick-load controls The kit-piece quick-load controls provide an alternative to the kit-piece choosers for loading kit-pieces into the currently selected slot. They offer a quick way of cycling through available kit-pieces with the minimum of effort.
Preset selector Click the browser to display a drop-down selector menu showing all available presets for the type of kit-piece loaded into the slot.
The star rating control allows you to rate the kit-piece. Therefore all kicks access the same set of presets. A number of presets are provided. These controls are duplicated in the individual kit-piece slot windows. In addition you can use the Width controls in the Bus Mixer in order to manipulate the stereo properties of the ambient mic buses. Flip Ambience Because the ambient mic buses are stereo. They offer a quick way of cycling through presets with the minimum of effort.
This control is duplicated in the individual kit-piece slot windows. Kit-piece presets are not part of the BFD2 database. Using this method. It does not affect the stereo position of the kit-piece in its ambience channels. Pan The pan control sets the pan position of the kit-piece within the direct bus.
It is recommended that you save the preset in the default folder which is shown. They are stored in the following folder: Damp Freq The damping frequency is a crossover frequency. Each control dictates the level of that type of ambience for the current kit-piece. With this analogy in mind. This results in a more natural ambience sound when using the damping functions. The following controls are available for each of the 3 ambience sends: Send level There are 3 send level controls.
Room Send and Amb3 Send controls. Damp Amount As this control is increased. As such. Advanced kit-piece controls Damping BFD allows virtual control over damping. The damping controls consist of 2 parameters. Note that there are no aux channels set up by default: Room and Amb3. Dynamics The dynamics control scales incoming velocities up or down.
Room or Amb3 signals for any kit-piece to any currently available aux channel. A similar control. Tuning The control allows you to tune a kit-piece.
Send level Routing selector However. Below this frequency setting the decay of its ambience channels is shortened according to the damping amount. Above the frequency. Ambience sends By adjusting the OH Send. While tuning cymbals has no obvious real-world equivalent.
Room and Amb3 ambience types. As described in the Mixer page chapter see section 3: Routing selector By default. You can also set up custom routing of each type of ambience for the selected kit-piece. Do not confuse damping with choking a cymbal after it has been struck in order to stop its decay. You can tune sounds up to an octave away from its original pitch.
This affects only the Groove engine. You cannot pan the kit-piece in the ambience channels apart from inverting the stereo image with the Flip Ambience button.
Changing overall bleed levels You can change overall bleed levels by using the master bleed controls in the Mic Tools panel. Artic Trim With the Artic Trim control. This parameter can have positive and negative values for increases and decreases in amplitude with higher velocities. In real-world situations.
The velocity of the audition depends on where the strip is clicked — low velocity layers are played towards the left of the strip. Bleed destination The Bleed destination buttons allow you to route the kick and snare bleed for the kit-piece in one of three ways: On Bleed is routed as normal to the kick 1 and snare 1 mixer channels.
Negative settings are provided for creative experimentation. This occurs in addition to the different velocity layer samples being played over the velocity range. The default is 0 dB. It is very useful if you are using a small number of velocity layers in order to save on system resources. This is extremely useful when you want to adjust the relative levels of different open and closed hihat articulations.
Vel to Amp This setting makes the amplitude of an articulation quieter or louder depending on the incoming note velocity. Articulation selector The Articulation selector drop-down menu is used to select which articulation in the current kit-piece to adjust. Kit-piece bleed controls In BFD2. For various reasons. Articulation controls BFD2 allows you to set up a number of parameters for each articulation in the selected kit-piece. Articulation selector Audition strip The Audition strip plays the selected articulation when clicked.
If you want to edit settings for all articulations in the kit-piece. High positive settings of this parameter result in BFD2 responding more like conventional sample-sets. For further details on bleed. It can be useful to turn off randomization for articulations or kit-pieces when using lower Max velocity layers and detail settings — randomization in these cases can sound unnatural and intrusive.
To turn off randomization completely for an articulation. If you choose an amplitude-scaled response during the setup wizard. This parameter can have positive and negative values for increases and decreases in the damping amount with higher velocities. This parameter can have positive and negative values for increases and decreases in pitch with higher velocities. Vel to Tune This control allows the tuning of each articulation to vary depending on the incoming note velocity.
Your choice initializes the state of the Vel to Amp default amount preference. There are a lot of uses for this control. Vel to Damp Adjusting this setting allows the amount of damping applied to the articulation to be varied according to the velocity of incoming note events.
This means that the amplitude scales down to silence over the velocity range. Master Tuning This control adjusts the tuning of the whole kit. Ambience channels The three Ambience channel level parameters are for the Overhead. Master tune and Humanize controls Mixer The mini-mixer provides simple mixing control to let you blend the direct and ambience channels without having to switch to the Mixer view.
Room and Amb3 ambience channels. These are shortcuts to the actual ambience channels that exist in the main Mixer page.
This mic bus does not have a dedicated channel on the main BFD2 mixer. The Direct master level can. Meter The stereo meters provide visual feedback for the level of each channel. Master dynamics. Note that. This control does not affect articulations whose Vel RND parameter is set to 0. Mini-mixer controls Level fader This fader sets the gain of the channel. Please note that if you need to control the overall volume of BFD2. Master Dynamics The Master Dynamics control adjusts the dynamics of the whole kit.
It includes momentary peak level indicators as well as red clip indicators — click these to clear their status. This control allows you to radically alter the sound of the whole kit very easily. If there are no more articulations and no more kit-pieces loaded in subsequent slots if using Next Slot mode. Exit button To quit the wizard without mapping the current articulation. If you intend to use an electronic drumkit for hihat control.
Previous button If you have mapped an articulation and moved onto the next. If you play a different MIDI note. Simply play the MIDI key you want to map to the articulation. A kit-piece must be loaded into the slot in order to perform this function.
MIDI note request Upon clicking a kit-piece. Repeat the process for the next articulation After the accept time elapses without another note being played. Then click on a kit-piece slot in order to map its articulations to notes via MIDI learn. If no MIDI note is received within this time. The order of slots is dictated by the slot numbers — section 2: To map the whole kit. This results in moving to the next kitpiece after the current one has been fully mapped.
Wait mode By default. When Wait mode is disabled. Wait mode is enabled. Next slot mode If this mode is enabled. Next KP button If you do not want to map an articulation when in Next slot mode. Utility panel section 3: Toolbar section 3: It is. All kit-piece inspector settings are available. Loading and saving mixer presets section 3: FX rack section 3: Mixer channels sections 3: Larger sizes result in larger photos but requires more use of the scrollbars in order to view all the available presets.
Once the desired preset is selected. Information about the preset is shown in the Info area. View size This drop-down menu selects the size of mixer presets shown in the chooser panel.
Note that you can also use the mixer preset panel. You can also double-click any mixer preset in the listing in order to load it. This opens the mixer preset chooser panel.. You can still see a photo for the preset by selecting it — its details are displayed in the Info area on the right of the chooser panel. All available kits are displayed with an image representing its contents.
If you want to use these settings in future. BFD 1. Sticky Enabling the Sticky button results in the mixer preset chooser panel remaining open after a preset is loaded.
The rating can also be changed after the preset has been loaded by using the mixer preset panel. Delete mixer preset from database Clicking this button removes the selected mixer preset from the BFD2 database.
Keyboard operation You can navigate around the available mixer presets with the cursor arrow keys. Search The search facility allows you to narrow down the amount of presets shown in the chooser panels.
To exit the mixer preset chooser panel without loading anything. Note that you can also use the mixer preset panel in order to quickly load and cycle through available mixer presets in the database. Clicking the Sticky button saves you having to keep opening the mixer preset chooser panel. It is also possible to rate the current mixer preset in the mixer preset panel.
Custom ambience sends are an advanced mixing function provided for versatility. Wherever you save the preset. These presets are not part of the BFD2 database.
Please see section 3: They are stored in: Wherever you save the mixer. Save location When you save your own Mixer presets.. Once a kit-piece is loaded into the slot. Note that even if the required aux channels do exist in the new preset.
If you use them a lot when making your own presets. If any direct channels exist in a mixer preset for kit-piece slots that are currently empty. Typical circumstances would be when using a Mixer preset sent to you by a collaborator. If a kit-piece in the current kit has had its ambience channels re-routed to aux channels.