FXpansion has updated BFD2 to version 18.104.22.168 and released stand-alone demo versions for Windows and Mac OS X.
Highlights in v2.0.4 include:
- Significantly reduced CPU load and memory footprint.
- Drumagog drum replacer support.
- Improved compatibility & performance with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
- Improved workflow and stability.
What the demo does do:
- Runs in stand-alone for Windows XP, Vista and Mac OSX.
- Responds to MIDI notes and CCs.
- Contains a single 9-piece kit (the Ludwig Vistalite with some Paiste cymbals).
- Loads key maps for some e-drums and MIDI controllers.
- You can edit almost everything from its default state (kit piece parameters, grooves, mixer routings, effects, key and automation mapping).
- Runs forever (i.e. it never times out).
- Gives you a good indication of how well BFD2 will run on your computer system.
What the demo doesn't do:
- Run as a plug-in of any kind.
- Load or import anything (other that the supplied kit, mixer state and a selection of MIDI maps)
- Save or export anything.
- High resolution dynamics - you only get 4 velocity layers (rather than the potential 96 used in the full BFD2 library).
- High quality audio fidelity - audio playback is 16-bit only (rather that 24-bit or 32-bit float).
- Auxiliary outputs - it's stereo output only.
BFD2 Demo is available to anyone with an FXpansion website account (which are free).