The standalone version of BFD3 is a minimal host application that loads the BFD3 plugin. On Mac OSX, the standalone version of BFD3 can be found in your Applications folder. On Windows, it is located in your Program Files\FXpansion\BFD3 folder.

The standalone application allows you to change the Tempo and Time Signature settings.

Important

The following functions are available via the main operating system menus for the application - not the main menus on the BFD3 interface itself.

 

Audio preferences

On Mac, click the BFD3 menu item at the top of your screen (next to the 'Apple' menu), and choose Open Audio Preferences from the Preferences sub-menu.

On Windows, click the Options menu on the BFD3 application's menu bar, and choose Open Audio Preferences.

To close the Audio preferences window, click the Finished button.

Audio settings

Samplerate

This setting dictates the samplerate of the BFD3 session. If your audio interface allows you to set the samplerate within its own control panel, this preference is set to the same samplerate.

Buffer size

The buffer size is set to the same value as that specified in your audio interface control panel. Note that some audio interfaces' drivers will only permit you to change the buffer size in their own control panel – in these cases, the BFD3 buffer size setting is not accessible.

Higher buffer sizes are less stressful for the CPU, but the latency is also higher as a result.

Output device (Mac OSX)
ASIO device / Open ASIO panel (Windows)

On Mac OSX, simply select an Output device from the drop-down menu containing all available CoreAudio devices detected in your system.

On Windows, select the appropriate ASIO device driver from the drop-down menu. Click the Open ASIO panel button to open the selected ASIO device’s control panel.

Inputs/Outputs

All outputs provided by the selected Output device or ASIO device are shown in these sections. Click a set of inputs/outputs to activate it. To enable multi-output operation (if your audio interface has more than a single stereo output), activate All outputs.

 

MIDI preferences

On Mac, click the BFD3 menu item at the top of your screen (next to the 'Apple' menu), and choose Open  MIDI Preferences from the Preferences sub-menu.

On Windows, click the Options menu on the BFD3 application's menu bar, and choose Open MIDI Preferences.

To close the MIDI  preferences window, click the Finished button.

Input devices

This section shows all MIDI input devices detected on your system - click the Refresh button to redetect devices. At least 1 device must be enabled in order to route MIDI signals into BFD3.

Activate the checkbox on the right to route MIDI signals from the input into BFD3.

Activate the checkbox on the left to route MIDI clock signals into BFD3.

Click any activated checkbox again to deactivate it.

Output devices

This section shows all MIDI output devices detected on your system. A device must be activated in order to use the MIDI output feature from BFD3. Click an output device to activate or deactivate it.

Sync to MIDI clock

When this setting is activated, the BFD3 standalone application is synchronized to an external MIDI clock. The MIDI input device which carries the MIDI clock signal must be specified as described above.