What do you want in BFD4?

No, it hot plugs fine with Pro Tools… my issue is in Standalone only.

EQ and Pass Filters FX.

Add a band-pass filter option for the eq and have the low-pass filter go below 3k… down to 100Hz or more preferably. That would give you another option for a band-pass-type filter. I’m trying to isolate a certain frequency range and I feel like it would be useful. There’s the HiLo Balance, but I don’t know what the slopes are and I prefer to fine-tune myself.

That’s another thing. Have the ability to choose EQ Slopes as well.

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Side Snare Mic (a’la Kevin Parker) in the core library.

I know some (one?) of the expansion packs have snare side recordings, but it’d be absolutely awesome to see this mic position included in the core library by default. It captures the rack tom in a VERY pleasing way (so bleed from the rest of the kit would be important) and it’s something that no other drum library out there features so there is absolutely a gap in the market.

Oh also, a mono overhead.


+1 for this option.
fwiw, some of the kits have a mono “kit” mic which can be useful


Id like to see some advanced drum modeling to the tune of what Drum Modo has been doing. I think its the next step in drum software. More detail and depth of how different heads, beaters, mufflers, sticks, shell depth and materials play a major role in drum sound. I do agree that bfd has the libraries/sampling down and the next progression to improve on should be drum modeling. The GUI will naturally improve over time and isn’t as big of an undertaking as drum modeling would be and making as big of a difference as modeling would. But on the topic of interface- let me point out how mostly terrible the grooves are, then the groove setup and player/menus. These need to be addressed immediately. You need to hire better drummers!!! This is what plagues just about all drum software until recently.

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Add a dedicated soft/hard clipper for FX.

M1 silicon before anything. All Mac users are moving to it, with a good chuck already on it. Should have been done already to protect the brand.

It is literally in beta testing right now.


I am literally cracking open a cold beer right now :beers: :heart_eyes:

BFD4? Or one of the specific features mentioned here?

20 character of M1 support.


i studied SD3 and 2… and what they do with the RR is very simple…
they even have less velocities layers than BFD2 or 3 … less “hits”…
what they do is simpe… anyone can figure it out… let’s say you have 127 samples… that triggers with midi… if you hit the velocity 100… in the midi piano… 10 times… SD3…2… they just play velocity 100… then…99… then. even 101… then… 98… then… 102… the… 98… sometimes …even 90… BUT… the trick is… to “RAISE” or “LOWER” the volumen… … with a Programming script… easy and simple… if BFD3 do that they will CRASH SD3 in a second… because BFD3 has always more layers than SD3… more velocities hits… poeople will forget about SD3 and will jump to BF3 inmediatly. easy and simple.

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iPAD OS compatible … could be doable

A feature like EZDrummer3’s Bandmate would be super!!

BFD to open showing the last used preset in the left hand preset browser window, same for the groove browser, or a function to select ‘last used preset/groove’ from the options menu in the browser. As discussed here: Why can't I see my settings? - #6 by Viamichael

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More FX ideas… Either a Dynamic EQ, and or De-Esser would be useful for taming HF resonances in direct cymbals and ambient mics. Other uses would be for snare ring and any shells like toms, where dampening is too much and you just need to set a threshold to grab any woofy overtones.

A Utility FX for monitoring would be helpful. I like to mix a lot in mono and have to bring BFD3 into my DAW to do that. Basically, a quick M/S monitoring feature. I love this plugin below by TB Pro Audio. I made a suggestion to add swap left/right channels and they even added it. But where it really is invaluable, is in it’s ability to solo or mute any combination of bands. You can adjust the crossovers as well. It’s a great, easy way to isolate subs and lows, or any range and compare it to a commercial track. I know it’s asking a lot, so no worries there, but the M/S would help me out so I can work more in BFD3 Standalone.


Please make the minimum system requirements for macOS, include Mojave 10.14.6. Otherwise, I probably won’t be using BFD4 anytime soon.

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Not sure if something like this was already mentioned, but I’ve never taken for granted the BFD file structure letting me customize exactly which drums I want from each pack and having a smaller sample set. Would be great if that’s preserved in future versions.

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Partial kit loads. I think I said that before? I forget. I still want it.

I want to have kits with just cymbals, or just hand percussion, or just toms, or whatever, and be able to load them into the current kit, and overwrite just those pieces that are in the new partial kit. i.e. I want to swap just the cymbals out, or add just groups of hand percussion or orchestral percussion to the current kit.

Also, for any kit or mixer adjustments, some kind of a settings version button, where I can swap and compare settings.

Not sure if there’s already a way to do this but an easy way to take a drum from one kit and drop into another bringing along all of the EQ, effects, etc. Be able to bring it into the kit as either a replacement or an addition.