FXpansion’s BFD Acquired by inMusic

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25 posts since 24 Apr, 2021

Post Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:12 am

Thanks. Unless I'm missing something, I can't import a BFD2 preset - I can only set it up as a preset location and get BFD3 to scan. I can load a bfd2 preset (but then get the same missing cymbal), but only import bfd3 presets.

I'm going to try rescanning the relevant BFD2 paths, but it tends to just sit there and hang so I'm never actually sure if it's completed properly. Pass.

2 posts since 23 Aug, 2021

Post Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:49 am

Apparently this is a bug that they are experiencing with bfd1 and bfd2 migration.

2 posts since 23 Aug, 2021

Post Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:50 am

One more for PM

196 posts since 18 Jul, 2021

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:40 am

having bought a couple of expansions, such as cocktail, while they are on sale i noticed the instrument doesn't import the expansions' presets.

realising some of them use bfd2 preset formats and locations i tried clicking on "add bfd2 paths" in the content manager window, which does nothing - mainly because it seems to be scanning the fxpansion folders not the bfddrums folders. i finally had to add the path to the bfd2 presets in application support/bfd drums by hand.

is it meant to work like that?

are there other expansion paths that the software is missing because of this?

this is on mac, version 3.4.0 build 24

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862 posts since 23 Apr, 2003

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:32 am

You can manually add the data paths within the BFD content manager (if they do not go to the bfd folder, but elsewhere - which is the case for some older packs). I guess you have done that already? Sometimes you then need to do an additional manual rescan of these. At least that did the trick for me.

The scanner behavior is a bit erratic, as the data paths have changed from previous packs and versions to the new one. I think Drew is aware of this - it has been mentioned multiple times that a better scanning behavior and some kind of "consolidate all to one location" would be fab.

Anyway, sometimes it needs some persistence to get BFD to recognize the old packs, but in my case, I could get all of them to work - and I do have all of the FXPansion/BFD packs, plus a few form 3rd parties. So it's possible to get it work!

196 posts since 18 Jul, 2021

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:55 am

I’ve added the path for the bfd2 generation presets manually (well, the “system” folder that contains them anyway). I’m not sure if there are some I’ve missed by doing that but it did pick up presets for the new packs.

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