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Old 07-12-2017, 01:58 PM
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I have BFD3 (been using since v1.5), SSD4, Strike and the NI KKU kits.

Strike has caused me quite a few midi timing problems (reported and acknowledged by AIR over 2 years ago & still no fix) so that very rarely sees the light of day. SSD4 is great to just throw on when you need something fast but in my mind BFD is the best sounding and most editable out of all of those. The groove editor is great - I'm on Cubendo mainly these days but I still use the BFD editor as it has some nice features for writing drum parts.

It's only real problem is the horrendous looking interface. It's ugly. REAL ugly.

The NI stuff is ok in certain situations. I'm using AR80's Drummer (and Arturia's Spark) for a multi song 80's live project at the moment.

I've never really been tempted with Superior Drummer but one feature I sorely wish was in BFD and SSD is Easy Drummer's groove search feature (SD bizarrely seems to be missing this?). I've nearly bought ED in several sale offers over the years just for that feature alone.
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:15 PM
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I have BFD3 (been using since v1.5), SSD4, Strike and the NI KKU kits.

Strike has caused me quite a few midi timing problems (reported and acknowledged by AIR over 2 years ago & still no fix) so that very rarely sees the light of day. SSD4 is great to just throw on when you need something fast but in my mind BFD is the best sounding and most editable out of all of those. The groove editor is great - I'm on Cubendo mainly these days but I still use the BFD editor as it has some nice features for writing drum parts.

It's only real problem is the horrendous looking interface. It's ugly. REAL ugly.

The NI stuff is ok in certain situations. I'm using AR80's Drummer (and Arturia's Spark) for a multi song 80's live project at the moment.

I've never really been tempted with Superior Drummer but one feature I sorely wish was in BFD and SSD is Easy Drummer's groove search feature (SD bizarrely seems to be missing this?). I've nearly bought ED in several sale offers over the years just for that feature alone.
BFD2 had a good looking gui and they bunged it up in BFD3. A lot of people complained about it on the fxpansion forums to no use. The functionality also took a hit.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:33 AM
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Depends on what style music you are doing too. SD has 3 out now worth checking out. You can demo their styles on their website. Slate gets a great rock/hard rock sound but haven't heard his new stuff in the past few years.
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BFD2 had a good looking gui and they bunged it up in BFD3. A lot of people complained about it on the fxpansion forums to no use. The functionality also took a hit.
What functionality in BFD3 took a hit?? I know you did not like the UI, but I have been using BFD for at least 12-13 years, and found BFD3 great. 3 has far more capabilities than 2 did.
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I saw it had better features, but it was like learning a new software instrument all over again.

I use it when I am not recording real drums
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I saw it had better features, but it was like learning a new software instrument all over again.

I use it when I am not recording real drums
Going to assume you did not use BFD 1/1.5 then move to 2?? Moving from 2 to 3 was minor in comparison to that.
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Correct, I installed 1.5 but by the time I got around to using it....2 was out and I used that much more frequently
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BFD3 for me! Completely controllable and customisable... Control bleed interaction among the many many amazing options for dynamics etc. It's great!!
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What functionality in BFD3 took a hit?? I know you did not like the UI, but I have been using BFD for at least 12-13 years, and found BFD3 great. 3 has far more capabilities than 2 did.
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I saw it had better features, but it was like learning a new software instrument all over again.
Daniel has nailed it on the head and that's what got me - I could not get around BFD3 like I could BFD2 - whole new ballgame. And I still hate the gui.
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On the contrary, I found that BFD3 opened up a whole new world. Never looked back!!
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