Keymaps: Converting BFD2 Drums to The BFD3 keymap

Hey, I’ve been using BFD forever and I’m not that knowledgeable of all the fancy things the program can do.

I’ve always wondered is there is a magic way to convert my old BFD2 drums to the newer BFD3 keymap. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any magic, but I found a way to do it. I’m aware that you can select the BFD2 keymap for BFD3. But it seems to me the BFD3 keymap gives me more options and better results.

I’m sure someone else could explain it better, but I’m going to try anyway.

1- open your old track in BFD3.

2- if there are notes that aren’t being triggered, select the entire row of them ( on your midi piano keyboard)and drag them the appropriate spot on the BFD3 keyboard ( midi piano thing).

3- repeat for all drums, if necessary

Usually, I can look at my midi notes and easily tell which is the bass drum and snare, etc.

I hope this makes sense and can help someone.

This takes time, but it has allowed me to move all my snares to a better sounding hit. I’ve found situations where I thought I was hitting a crash, but it was a ride( for an entire song). And now it’s an easy fix.

Thanks to everyone taking the time to help each other.

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