Check Out Our New Line of Custom Eurorack Systems! Browse

FXpansion BFD Expansion - Signature Snares Vol. 2

Download We will send your download code within 1 business day
  • Free Shipping
  • No Hassle Returns
  • Extended Warranty
  • Low Price Guarantee

Note: This product is a digital download. You will receive your authorization serial number by email.

The snares are captured in the same room as previous Yamaha expansion kits and the Jazz & Funk, Percussion and B.O.M.B expansion packs, in Omega Studios, Rockville, MD, USA. The tight, precise and very playable sound makes them sound great when combined with any kit-pieces in the BFD library.

BFD v2.1's support for custom articulations allows these snares to offer 'rim clicks' in addition to the standard snare articulations, as well as electronic drums positional sensing when used with BFD2.

Gadd Signature Snare Drum (5.5" x 14")

This brass-shell snare is a crucial component of Steve Gadd's signature snare sound.
Played with:
- Sticks (strainer on and off)
- Brushes (strainer on)

Chamberlin Snare Drum (5.5" x 14")

With a steel shell that provides great 'crack' and punch, this snare's satin chrome finish gives it the warmth for any musical situation.
Played with:
- Sticks (strainer on and off)
- Mallets (strainer on and off)

Robinson Signature Snare Drum (5" x 15")

Co-designed by one of the most recorded drummers in history, this birch snare provides the versatility for everything from slamming backbeats to soft ballads.
Played with:
- Sticks (strainer on)

Leim Signature Model (6.5" x 14")

The Paul Leim signature chrome-over-brass snare offers a rich, well-balanced tone and is played with hands, rods and sticks!

- Hands (strainer on)
- Rods (strainer on)
- Sticks (strainer on)

Garibaldi Signature Model (3.5" x 14")

This brass snare features a sound full of richness, colour and balanced definition throughout its wide dynamic range.
Played with:
- Sticks (strainer on and off)

Equipment used for the recordings

Snare Top - Shure Beta 57A / API 3124 preamp
Snare Bottom - EV N/D457 / API 3124 preamp
Snare Side - Violet Design Flamingo Jr. / ATI 8MX2 preamp
Overhead - Matched pairs of Neumann KM184s or Violet Design Black Knight mics / ATI 8MX2 preamps
Room - Violet Design Globe with prototype omni capsules / Focusrite Red preamps
Amb3 - Nevaton MC404 stereo mic placed in the center of the room / Metric Halo ULN2 preamp


  • Low-cost, download-only expansion pack for BFD2
  • 5 signature snares
  • Multiple articulations including rim-clicks
  • Played with various beaters (sticks, brushes, mallets, rods)
  • Note: This product is a digital download. You will receive your authorization serial number by email within one business day.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP SP2, or Windows 7 (Windows)
  • OSX 10.5.8, or OSX 10.6.2 and above (Intel Mac only)
  • BFD2.1 or BFD Eco
FXpansion BFD Expansion - Signature Snares Vol. 2 Reviews
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:BFD Expansion - Signature Snares Vol. 2
Your Rating

Free Shipping

We’ve got you covered on
orders of $99 or more.

No Hassle Returns

Not exactly what you wanted?
No problem.

Extended Warranty

1 additional year of coverage,
free of charge.