Anyone thinking of or already started using BFD3 for heavy music?
I currently use BFD2 and augment it with free samples I've found here and there, but always struggled for china's, splashes and effects type cymbals. Obviously loading in none BFD samples means I can't use its room, ambient and overhead channels.
I'm going to overhall my set up in the new year. New PC, new Daw, vsts the lot and just wondered if BFD3 might be a contender for heavy music or I should really be looking towards Superior Drummer?
From what I know of BFD, it's always been a bit of a runner-up to Toontrack's products. But I've never actually used it, or heard more than a few bad user clips of it.
I can tell you that, with Toontrack, you get a lot of support and updates, there's a huge userbase to get help and extras from, and the range of expansions covers just about anything you could want to do musically.
At the price BFD3 is new, I'd go Toontrack. The upgrade from BFD2 is only £99, so that might make it more attractive. But Superior isn't much more than that at the moment. Although, if you want a good metal sound right out of the box, you might want to also add the Metal Machine or Metal! EZX (expansion packs), as the default Superior kit (the Avatar Kit) is the not the most metal-sounding kit without work.