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BFD Eco Jump Start

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    Tutorial 1

    Getting Started


    Learn how to get up and running quick and how to make sure you have your audio and MIDI settings working correctly.

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    Tutorial 2

    The Interface


    Get a fully guided tour of the entire BFD Eco interface and how to create a default kit.

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    Tutorial 3

    Build a Custom Kit


    Explore how to create your own custom kit and then save it for future use.

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    Tutorial 4

    Working with Grooves


    Discover how to work with loops in single and track mode, then add your own timing and feel to the groove.

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    Tutorial 5

    Exporting Grooves


    Find out how to export grooves in both MIDI and audio file formats.

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    Tutorial 6

    Using Eco Effects


    Polish the sound of your kit with both insert and send effects; find out how they work and when to use which one.

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    Tutorial 7

    Using Separate Outputs


    Get maximum control over your drum sound by assigning each drum to its own channel in your DAW using separate outputs.

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    Tutorial 8

    Using MIDI Learn


    Find out how to easily map your MIDI controller to BFD Eco.

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    Tutorial 9

    Using Keymaps


    Explore how to create custom key maps and get your MIDI controller fully in sync with BFD Eco.

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    Tutorial 10

    Using BFD Eco in Garageband


    If you're new to making music with BFD Eco in Garageband, this video will show you how to use them to their full potential.

In this no-nonsense micro-series by DAW master Russ Hughes, you'll learn all the important basics and not so basic features and functions of the incredibly powerful BFD ECO virtual drum instrument by fxpansion.

Russ starts at the top, showing you the foundations, such as setting up your audio & MIDI as well as interface overviews, then gets to the good stuff like creating custom kits, working with grooves, exporting and effects, utilizing separate outputs and much more.

If you use BFD ECO, why not get going fast? "BFD ECO Jump Start" will do just that, get you up and running in less than an hour, while shedding much light on this awesome product from fxpansion.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started young. My father was a Jazz piano player who would play Oscar Peterson on the piano, I would go in as a kid and sit and listen to him in wonder. When he left the room I would try and knock out tunes myself. When I was 15 I swapped my bike for a really bad electric guitar which I went home and plugged into my sister's hi-fi, she was not impressed. From there I started having bands in the garage and the rest, as they say, is history.

2. What training have you had?

As a musician, no formal training, I just picked things up by ear. Over the years I've been lucky to work and play with some of the best musicians around, that rubs off on you, playing with great people means you either get better or get a different job! As a trainer I've done a lot of public speaking, presentations and seminars to groups of anything from 10 to 3,000 people. Again, you either get good or get hungry.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was 17 I bought myself a Tascam 244 Portastudio, that was a 4 track cassette based recording system that cost around $1800! In those days that was a miracle being able to record and mix on separate tracks. Once I got that then I was hooked, in fact I forgotten the stuff I've bought over the years, I just look music and technology and so recording ticks both of my passion boxes!

4. People you have worked with/for?

It's a long list and to name drop would sound like throwing pans down a stone staircase. I've worked with and for, in a technical and programming capacity UB40, T-Pau, Elton John, The Beat, New Order, Jools Holland, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, and Japan to name some of those blasts from the past... I'm old!

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I didn't know I was, perhaps it's the combination of my passion for the music and the gear coupled with a genuine desire to help people to use their gear without any barriers. I read the manual as a last resort (often because they are so badly written) so I guess that other's may feel the same, so I try to find a way of making things as simple as possible, I try not to pretend to be an expert, more a guy who's just figured it out. I also have a terrible sense of humour, which means when I train live there are a lot of laughs.

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BFD Eco Jump Start is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 2.
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Date published: 2017-07-29
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Date published: 2017-01-29