Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Working with the Browser and Kit Display
Overview of the Interface (6:26)
Global Controls (8:07)
Setting Up Additional Content Locations (4:20)
Loading Presets and Kits (4:17)
Auditioning and Loading Drums Into Slots (6:58)
Filtered Browsing (5:16)
Importing Samples (4:32)
The File Menu (4:29)
The Kit Display (6:28)
The MIDI Learn Wizard (7:17)
Chapter 3: The Drum Editor
General and Tuning Controls (5:07)
Bleed and Spill (5:47)
Loudness (Dynamics) Controls (5:23)
Ambient Mic Controls (8:02)
Damping and Choke Controls (5:58)
Cymbal Swell Controls (2:17)
Articulation Controls (4:41)
Tom Resonance and Hi Hat Tightening (4:17)
Chapter 4: The Mixer
Mixer Overview (5:17)
Faders Mode (8:21)
Other Mixer Modes (8:30)
Navigating the Effects Editor (4:54)
Using Effects (7:10)
Using Sends (4:16)
Sidechain Processing (4:39)
Exporting from BFD3 (7:03)
Chapter 5: The Groove Engine
Groove Engine Overview (4:23)
The Groove Browser (6:04)
The Palette (6:33)
Playing Grooves Via MIDI (5:17)
Navigating the Groove Editor (9:22)
Creating and Editing Grooves (8:50)
Using Groove FX (6:13)
The Drum Track (7:01)
Recording MIDI Into BFD3 (5:00)
Exporting MIDI and Audio (4:29)
Importing MIDI Files (2:29)
Chapter 6: Mapping
BFD3 by FXpansion is their next generation acoustic drum studio, ready to create realistic, studio quality drum tracks and grooves. Let BFD master Eli Krantzberg show you how to get the most out of this powerful software and make professional sounding, record ready drum tracks fast!
Eli starts with an introduction and then dives right in showing you how to work with the Browser and Kit Display. Global Controls are then demonstrated, followed by how to load presets and kits, audition individual sounds and import samples.
Next, Eli shows you how to edit the individual drum's panning and pitch, as well as bleed, spill, loudness and ambience. Damping, choke and cymbal swell controls are explained and demonstrated, and then tutorials on articulation and resonance tweaking are given.
The Mixer is then revealed and Eli covers every feature and function such as Faders Mode, Tweaks, Effects and Sends, as well as in-depth coverage of the Effects Editor and how to use them. Compression and Sidechaining are also shown, as well as how to export BFD files and audio into your host DAW.
Eli now introduces you to The Groove Engine, where the real BFD3 magic happens. You'll see how to browse, play, edit and create your own grooves and rudiments with realistic sticking patterns and more. Eli wraps up the series with detailed tutorials on mapping and automation within BFD3 to create ultra realistic drum parts with great feel, and how to set up BFD3's preferences for optimized workflow and more.
If you want the best acoustic drum parts for your songs and productions, look no further than BFD3... Watch "BFD3 Explained" today and get your groove on!
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Submitted 3 months ago
This course solved the mystery!
Ever since upgrading from BFD2 to BFD3 I felt completely lost. None of my previous kits seemed to work correctly, and everything was mapped to different notes. I had my BFD content all in different places, and after a year and a half, I was ready to give up on it. As a last ditch effort, I thought I would see if there were any online tutorials that could help me. I found the groove3 tutorial on BFD3 and they allowed me to take the first few lessons before I had to commit to purchasing the course. Once I was about 2 minutes into the first lesson, I knew that I would want to take the entire course. Everything became so clear and within the first day, I was using features I had never even known about in BFD3. All of the mysteries were solved, and I couldn't be happier. BFD3 is an AMAZING drum emulator, and BFD3 EXPLAINED is a great course.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools
Submitted 5 months ago
Really a reference point for me!
After a few weeks I decided to extend my subscription to 1 year. Really a useful resource!
Submitted 9 months ago
Excellent - very clear and logical and complete
This is teaching me so much about a really brilliant tool, love it. Just wish the top and bottom strips wouldn't pop up every time I move the mouse, obscuring the action
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools
Submitted 1 year ago
Very very Helpful
Perfect and in Depth
I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase
Submitted 1 year ago
Great insight to BFD3 for non-drummers
This is a great series and very informative of the scope and detail that BFD3 delivers. I knew it was a great package and have dabbled over the years since I got BFD Lite as a freebie, then ventured into BFD2 full product, but I had no idea of the level of detail, granularity, and nuance that it goes to. This video series really opens it up....and I'm only half way through! As a non-drummer, for me it has given me insight to the possibilities of making decent backing rhythm tracks to further develop production ideas that would otherwise remain as just ideas. Serious value for money!
I am a: Audio Engineer, Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
Excellent Higlhly recommended let''s have part 2!
This is Tuition at its best. Eli goes over the software diligently, clearly and musically. He understands this deep software very well and is able to explain the detail of how it is used to tease out various nuances. After going through the videos you will also know the interface. Eli is not only an excellent tutor but also a drummer. He has an additional tutorial called "Drumming Explained" where he uses a real kit and explains how a drummer approaches beat creation, did you know there are apparently 42 "sticking patterns'that can use various drum surfaces - great for the non drumming composer to get a grasp. I say this would be a good companion volume Let's hope he creates a video set called "BFD Advanced" where he can follow up by showing how beats are created in a daw artistically, rather than technically, perhaps using the material he presents in Drumming Explained.
Submitted 2 years ago
Eli does a great job of keeping it simple and to the point! If you want to know the in's and out's of BFD 3, then look no further!
I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
More DAW Emphasis
The approach is more focused on features and an assumption that you even know what the software will do and how you would use it with your DAW. I would appreciate more of a how to use the software with your DAW as a starting point and what it will and won't do for you. This is not covered here.
I am a: Semi-Pro
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