BFD Yamaha Oak / Maple / Jazz Maple missing presets and kits

During the current sale, I tried to complete my BFD collection. Bought the older Yamaha Oak Custom, Maple Custom Absolute and Jazz Maple (among others). They install, but then, I don’t seem to find the kits or presets for these in BFD3. Tried to re-scan multiple times, no avail. Also, the kit pieces seem to be incomplete - didn’t find the Jazz Maple stuff at all. This is a bit odd, as all the other installs seemed to go fine. So maybe it’s an issue with the installer? Anybody tried to install these? (I know, older packs, but still…)

I had a similar problem and it’s because I just had it set to scan my storage drive folders. The presets and Grooves, especially for older kits get put in the FXpansion folder on the OS drive. So in my case all the audio for the kits were in


But everything else was in the original FXP folder

C:\Program Files (x86)\FXpansion

And some stuff is in the same folder but much further down

C:\Program Files (x86)\FXpansion\BFD2\System\Grooves
C:\Program Files (x86)\FXpansion\BFD2\System\Kits
C:\Program Files (x86)\FXpansion\BFD2\System\Kit Pieces
C:\Program Files (x86)\FXpansion\BFD2\System\Presets

Dig around and see if you find your stuff in there and the scanner is missing it or if it didn’t install properly.

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2 things you could try, first do the, ‘Add BFD2 Data Path’ from the contents page and rescan.

As @SF_Green says, search those locations for them.

If they’re still not there, extract the download file and look in Installer\Payload\System\ and you’ll find kits and preset folders should be in there so you can just move them to where you want them or import them from the file menu and rescan.


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The new installers put everything into:

C:\ProgramData\BFD Drums

So for packs that still have legacy BFD2 presets you’d be looking for:

C:\ProgramData\BFD Drums\BFD2\System\Kits
C:\ProgramData\BFD Drums\BFD2\System\Presets

On OSX it would be:
Mac HD/Library/Application Support/BFD Drums/BFD2/System/Kits
Mac HD/Library/Application Support/BFD Drums/BFD2/System/Presets

BFD3 presets are in the BFD3 equivalent locations. If the ‘Add BFD2 Paths’ button isn’t adding these locations, you can add them manually and you’ll see all of your kits and presets.


Hi guys, the paths were already there, but for some reason, I needed to manually re-scan the folders - then everything showed up (well, after two or three attempts in various order). Not sure why BFD was so stubborn. :slight_smile: However, now I got my kits and presets, lovely! Thanks for all the help and answers.


Does not work for me. I get the dreaded yellow triangles in the mixer window pane.

I don’t have BFD2, only BFD3. Even though BFD3 did install the BFD2 Presets and Kits files as you mention, it did not install the actual files that the these Presets and Kits try to find or load. The file structure that they list doesn’t even exist in the BFD3 Core Library, so it just doesn’t work.

The Preset and Kit files are just plain text files, which I opened up and looked at them to see what they were not able to load and why.

The only workaround that I can see, for me at least, would be to see if any of the snare, hi-hat, or cymbals files actually exist in the installed BFD3 Core Library. This would take a LOT of work. Then if I could find these files, edit the BFD2 Preset and Kit files replacing their included file paths with those installed in the BFD3 Core Library. Again, a LOT of work.

Then, I assume, the microphone and effects would never be right. So these Expansion Packs are really only good for their kicks and toms items.

Hi there, I got these, and even reinstalled them recently - and they do work here. So it’s not that these do not work in principle. This sounds more like the instruments/presets pointing to the wrong directory, something that I also encountered in the past (s. above). Did you try to rescan all paths, and did you try to manually add the paths where your BFD files are? Also, did you add BFD2 paths and scan for BFD2 files, too? There is an old Youtube video that might help as well (path names might be different now, but you can manually add your new install paths): FXpansion BFD3 Tutorial 02 - Expansion packs and managing data - YouTube If everything fails, try to re-download and re-install the packs. Best, TQ

Yes, I rescanned all paths. I do not have any BFD2 core kits/sample libraries. I’m a new BFD user. I just purchased BFD3. No previous BFD versions installed. The BFD2 preset or kit files can’t open samples from libraries that I don’t have.

Go to wherever your LM downloaded your kits to and look for the payload folder.
Mine is in, Downloads\BFD Drums\BFD Jazz Maple\Installer\Payload\BFD2System.
In it you should see Kits, Presets & Mixers.

You can move them to your preferred location and make sure they are in BFD3’s data paths then rescan


@Steve63 Yes, yes and yes. The kits, presets and mixers files are all accounted for (BFD installed them in the location @BFD_Drew stated in his post above (I’m on a Mac.) That’s not the problem. They are loaded into BFD3 properly.

My problem is with Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute and Yamaha Oak Custom. I get this (see image) with the yellow triangles because I don’t have the BFD2 sample library installed, it can’t find/load the snare, hit, and cymbal samples.

Well, I can’t seem to upload the file. It just says Processing and never loads.

So here’s a link to the image file on media

@Steve63 Thanks for all your help. I’ll get all this sorted out when I have time to dive into BFD3. Guess I’ll have to add the snare, hats and cymbals. No biggie.

I want to add the Yamaha Cases kit pieces from the Yamaha Oak Custom Kit, is this possible anyhow?