Frequently Asked Questions:

What is BFD Swan Percussion?

BFD Swan Percussion is an expansion pack for FXpansion's BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 software drum instruments, featuring a variety of innovative percussion and effect cymbal sounds.


What do I need in order to use this expansion pack?

BFD Swan Percussion requires a registered copy of BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2 (versions 2.1 and later only).


Can I use this product with BFD 1.x?

No - this expansion can only be used with BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD2 (versions 2.1 or later only). BFD 2.1 is a free update to all registered BFD2 users.


Why does it have these requirements?

BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.1 (and later versions) are equipped to handle the data format and custom channel layout featured in this expansion; previous versions of BFD2 and BFD 1.x cannot.


What kind of limitations exist when using this product with BFD Eco?

When using this expansion in BFD Eco, limitations apply in terms of the audio channels and articulations that are available (this is one of BFD Eco's limitations, as opposed to the fully-featured BFD3 or BFD2).

BFD Eco is a streamlined instrument based on the BFD2 engine.


What is included?

Percussion Instruments:

  • Kick Black Cajon Hand
  • Kick Black Cajon Rod
  • Kick Large Cajon Hand
  • Kick Large Cajon Mallet
  • Kick Large Cajon Rod
  • Kick Small Cajon Hand
  • Kick Swan Drum Hand
  • Kick Swan Drum Mallet
  • Kick Swan Drum Rod
  • Perc Black Cajon Side Hand
  • Perc Black Cajon Side Rod
  • Perc Large Cajon Side Hand
  • Perc Large Shakers
  • Perc Large Thin Shakers
  • Perc Med Shakers
  • Perc Small Shakers
  • Perc Variable Shakers
  • Snare Black Cajon Hand
  • Snare Large Cajon Hand
  • Snare Large Cajon Rod
  • Snare Small Cajon Hand
  • Tom Batudu Hi
  • Tom Batudu Low
  • Tom Batudu Mid
  • Tom Swango Hi
  • Tom Swango Low
  • Tom Swango Mid


  • Crash 16 China
  • Crash 16 Hand Crash
  • Crash 16 Resonator
  • Crash 18 Hand Crash
  • Crash 18 Resonator
  • Crash 6 Ice Bell
  • Crash 8 Ice Bell
  • Ride 18 China Rod
  • Ride 18 China Stick


  • 5 Palettes each containing between 14 and 20 Grooves.

What articulations are included?

  • Kicks (Cajons, Swan Drum): Hit
  • Toms (Batudu, Swango): Hit
  • Snares (Cajons): Hit, Rim
  • Percussion (Cajon Side hits, Shakers): Hit, Alt
  • Cymbals except Ride China: Hit
  • Ride China: Hit, Bell, Edge


Who produced BFD Swan Percussion?

BFD Swan Percussion was produced and recorded by John Emrich.


What detail levels are present in the recordings?

  • Percussion: up to 43 velocity layers
  • Cymbals: up to 30 velocity layers


How big is the download?

The download size is approximately 1.33 GB.


Do you allow license transfers?

Yes, however:

  • If you're the seller, you must contact us in advance of the sale. If you're the prospective second-hand buyer, you must check that the seller is cleared to sell. If in doubt, contact us.
  • There is a flat $50 fee per product for a license transfer, which can be purchased from our online shop.
  • Review copies, NFRs (Not For Resale copies, sometimes used for in-store demos), etc., cannot be transferred under any circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a license transfer request.

Once a transfer is authorized and the fee has been paid, the new owner is entitled to exactly the same upgrade paths and technical support resources as if they had bought the product new.

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