Audio software developer (and new acquisition of music tech company ROLI), FXpansion, have released BFD Black Album Drums. Produced by Chocolate Audio, the new expansion pack for BFD3 is inspired by the drum sound featured on the 1991 “Black Album” by the band Metallica.
“We managed to track down the same exact kit, record in the same studio (the former One On One in CA), with the same mics and recording techniques as the original drums,” said Simone Coen from Chocolate Audio “We also enlisted the skills of [recording engineer] Mike Tacci, who was the assistant on the ‘Black Album’.”
The original 1980 Gretsch kit, along with Zildjian Cymbals, a Ludwig 1970s vintage Black Beauty and a Tama Bell Brass snare were all “lovingly recorded in meticulous detail” by the same team as the BFD Imperial and BFD Modern Retro expansions. Seventeen kit pieces in total were sampled with up to 286 samples per articulation and captured by a “vast array of vintage and sought after mics.”
BFD3 is the third generation of FXpansion’s flagship software acoustic drum studio. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.
Pricing and Availability: BFD Black Album Drums is available to purchase and download directly from FXpansion for USD $125.00 from FXpansion.
System requirements: BFD Black Album Drums requires a registered copy of BFD3, which is available to purchase as a download or boxed USB version from FXpansion for USD $349.00.