Platinum Samples - Engineered Drums for BFD

2,121 MIDI Brush & Stick Grooves

BFD3, BFD2 & BFD Eco Palettes, BFD 1.5 Bundles & *General MIDI Standard MIDI Files all included

Includes presets for FXpansion Jazz & Funk and Platinum Samples Jim Scott Volume 1 expansion packs for BFD

Includes 2 Beat, 3/4, 5/4, Walk, Shuffle, Ballad & Jungle grooves played with sticks & brushes at different tempos

*Works with all VST, Core Audio & GM compatible drum software and hardware

"As a drummer, I'm really impressed with the brush grooves in this MIDI library --- the best I've heard."

- Michael Dawson, Managing Editor, Modern Drummer Magazine


About Real Jazz


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Real Jazz is an immense collection of over 2,100 actual live, jazz grooves recorded as a real performance on an electronic drum set at specific tempos.


Jazz has to swing, and it has to groove --- the key is the swing eighth note, which in jazz has a slightly different inflection at different tempos.  Each tempo category in Real Jazz was recorded for accuracy to capture the correct relationship of the notes in the swing pattern. With all of the different tempos represented in this collection, it is easy to keep the correct swing feel intact. The MIDI grooves include 2-beats, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, ballads, and shuffles for both sticks and brushes. Real Jazz even includes some bop and jungle grooves.


This definitive jazz collection features the first real usable set of brush patterns for MIDI.  By using the sweep articulations available in drum VST and Core Audio instruments, the Real Jazz grooves replicate the correct sound and feel of playing brushes.


This multi-format collection includes grooves formatted as BFD3, BFD2 & BFD ECO palettes, BFD 1.5 bundles, as well as General MIDI Standard MIDI Files which can be used with any GM compatible drum software or hardware --- this includes drum machines and synthesizers which have drum sounds.


Platinum Samples and John Emrich are two of the foremost producers of drum samples in the world, with over 50 years of experience in the professional music industry, and now they have turned their attention to developing MIDI Grooves.  Real Jazz was recorded over a five-day session by John Emrich on a Yamaha DTXtremeIII Special electronic drum set.  No quantization, mouse clicks, or pastes were used – we leave that to you.  Use this as the starting point for all your future jazz needs, as well as a creative catalyst for other musical styles.  Real Jazz is like having your own personal jazz drummer.

BFD Eco and BFD2 are registered trademarks of FXpansion


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