Bosphorus has teamed up with BFD2 to provide drummers and non-drummers alike with a sound sample library of the entire Stanton Moore Signature series cymbal line. More than just examples from the line, however, these samples were made using Moore’s own cymbals, which he shipped off to have meticulously recreated for the expansion pack in all their dynamic splendor.
With metal drummers in mind, the Heavy Expansion Pack for BFD2 from software maker FXpansion lets players sample all things fast, heavy, and loud. There is also Artist Synth Presets Volume 1, featuring presets from a gaggle of superstar DJs.
Swedish software maker Toontrack, the company behind the Tomas Haake–designed Drumkit From Hell, now offers Metal Foundry SDX with custom MIDI and presets by Soilwork’s Dirk Verbeuren, with more than 1,000 fills and beats selectable by bpm level and music genre ($179).