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BFD 3 vs. Superior Drummer 3

Postby Sunshine82 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:15 pm

To the drum programmers among us, I'm considering picking up either BFD 3 or Superior Drummer 3. I know that they're both top-notch programs, and both seem to meet my desire for high quality acoustic drum sets with lots of options, but I'm wondering what the main differences are between them.

They both have some positive qualities. SD3 allows for importing of one's own audio to mix with drum programming. That's nice. And BFD 3 has some algorithm for more realistic cymbal washes, etc. That's nice.

Is there any substantial difference between the workflows? Or sound quality? Or articulation options? Do they both allow for changing of mic types and placements?
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Re: BFD 3 vs. Superior Drummer 3

Postby BJG145 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:36 pm

Glenn Bucci posted something about this a couple of years ago which you might find useful.

https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 27&t=62363

The same question was also asked in December:

https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 16&t=75776

From my own limited experience of them, if I had to choose, it would be SD3. It's just effortlessly good.
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