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The Yamaha Hybrid Kit - BFD Pack is a sample pack for FXPansion's BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 users.
The Yamaha Hybrid Kit is a great all round multi-sampled kit. The kit was built as a give away in a Computer Music Magazine Recording Special, however customers have loved it so much that we built it in every format and the BFD Pack is on sale at a great introductory price so you can check it out.
The kit is owned by producer Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode, Nadine Shah, Graham Coxon) and resides in Miloco's Pool Studio in London. The kit has been used by loads of artists in the studio and is a current favourite of producer Stephen Street. The drums used to make up this kit have come from a combination of Yamaha kits and together provide a great sounding kit. The kit works well at different tuning pitches, but its big size and its Lugwig 402 snare makes it suitable for deeper rock orientated tracks or ballads or even pop tracks.
The kit comprises a large 24" bass drum, a wonderfully deep 18" floor tom and a 14" rack tom. The snare is a Ludwig 402 14" x 6.5". The cymbals used were a Zildjian Dark 13" Hi-Hats, a Zildjian Constantinople 22" Medium Ride and two Zildjian Crashes - an 18" Constantinople Medium Light Crash and a huge 20" Zildjian Oriental Crash Of Doom. The kit has a black finish.
The kit was recorded by our resident Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray and mixed by Grammy winning mix engineer Matt Lawrence. The drummer was Adam Falkner, a busy UK session drummer and musical director. Recent highlights include touring and recording with Dido, Babyshambles, Amy Macdonald, and One Eskimo.
The recording took place in Miloco's The Pool Studios in London. At the centre of the Control Room can be found a rare vintage EMT console. The outboard racks are full of great gear with highlights including Neve 1079's and 1272's, API Mic Pre's and Telefunken V76's. Compressors include Urei 1176's, Altec, Neve 2254's and Tweed. Mics used include Neumann U87's, Coles 4038's, AEA R88 MkII Ribbon Mics, Neumann Gefell CMV 563's, Earthworks SR30's, a Lomo 19A19 and AKG mics.
The Pool has had some great acts pass through in the short space it has been open including Graham Coxon, Noah & The Whale, Mumford & Sons, Florence & The Machine, Foals, The Horrors and many more.
The kit was then mixed in Miloco's Red Room Studios. A high spec SSL G-series mix room by Matt Lawrence.
The "BFD pack" that has been been built as an expansion pack for FXPansions BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2. The pack comes with 28 articulations which have been recorded up to 96 velocity steps and in total it contains 6671 samples. This kit also includes 12 groove palettes. These are split into 110 4-bar Disco loops. Included are a two mix presets per format.
To listen to some examples of this kit head over here.