General Information

What is BFD XFL?

BFD XFL is an expansion pack for FXpansion's BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 software drum instruments.

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What do I need in order to use this expansion pack?
  • The current download version of BFD XFL requires a registered copy of BFD3, BFD Eco BFD2 (versions 2.1 and later only).
  • The discontinued boxed version of BFD XFL is compatible with BFD 1.5, BFD Eco and all versions of BFD2.

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Are there any differences between the new download version and the old boxed version?
  • The data in the download version has been reduced to 20-bit audio, whereas the boxed version contains 24-bit audio.
  • The download version is only supported on Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.5.8 or later, and is only compatible with Intel processors on Mac.
  • The download version requires a registered copy of BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2 (versions 2.1 and later only) - it is not compatible with BFD 1.x or earlier versions of BFD2.

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Why has the data been reduced to 20-bit for the download version?

20-bit audio offers a dynamic range of around 120dB. This is greater than the dynamic range of most professional-grade preamps/A-D converters, so there is no perceptible loss of audio quality. Any noise introduced due to the bit-reduction process is well below the analogue noise floor inherent in the recordings, and leads to much smaller downloads.

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Can I use the new downloadable version in BFD 1.x?

No - this expansion can only be used with BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2 (versions 2.1 or later only). BFD 2.1 is a free update to all registered BFD2 users.

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Why does it have these requirements?

BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.1 (and later versions) are equipped to handle the data format and custom channel layout featured in this expansion; previous versions of BFD2 and BFD 1.x cannot.

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What kind of limitations exist when using this product with BFD Eco?

When using this expansion in BFD Eco, limitations apply in terms of the audio channels and articulations that are available (this is one of BFD Eco's limitations, as opposed to the fully-featured BFD3 or BFD2).

BFD Eco is a streamlined instrument based on the BFD2 engine.

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What does XFL stand for?

Whatever you want it to :) - but it's certainly Xtra Large.

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How big is the download?

The download size is approximately 5.4 GB.

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Do you allow license transfers?

Yes, however:

  • If you're the seller, you must contact us in advance of the sale. If you're the prospective second-hand buyer, you must check that the seller is cleared to sell. If in doubt, contact us.
  • There is a flat $50 fee per product for a license transfer, which can be purchased from our online shop.
  • Review copies, NFRs (Not For Resale copies, sometimes used for in-store demos), etc., cannot be transferred under any circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a license transfer request.

Once a transfer is authorised and the fee has been paid, the new owner is entitled to exactly the same upgrade paths and technical support resources as if they had bought the product new.

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