Do you even HAVE BFD3? What are you talking about with "it's a whole new program"? Cause from where I'm coming from I don't think they've changed it much at all. The layout is different that's for sure....easier in my opinion. But functionality is ALL there. Same as before. Everything I use is pretty much identical to BFD2. Fade and choke parameters, kit piece parameters, Engine settings, midi settings and adjustments, key mapping, groove editor, mixer...and on and on....Took me a while to find some stuff that wasn't where it used to be, but it's all still there.
If you read what I just wrote here and in previous posts I tried the BFD3 demo and found it wanting and problematic. Why should I spend money on a program that isn't working for me because of the reasons I cited? That's the whole point of demos, as flawed as the demo itself for BFD3 is - that one finds out whether the program is right for one's use or not.
There is precious little that's the same as BFD2. Layout is only a small part of it. Like I said I'm so used to the way things worked in BFD2 that BFD3 is a whole new program with a whole new set of muscle memory to learn (and undo from BFD2). Mixer is nowhere near the same as BFD2; ditto for being able to access kit piece parameters. And actually I could really care less about the mixer as I never used it in BFD2 so why should I have to look at it all the time in BFD3? Groove editor - never used it. Kit piece replacement is nowheres near as easy in BFD3 as it is in BFD2.
You like BFD3? Fine with me. But don't try and say because you like it others have to as well - doesn't cut it for me.
yeah - I may come across as blunt but then again that's the way I am - I tell the truth and if someone can't dig that then that's not my problem. Sugarcoat isn't in my vocabulary.
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