Chocolate Audio releases Contemporary Vintage Drums (BFD & Kontakt) and launch offer

Chocolate Audio has announced the release of Contemporary Vintage Drums (BFD & Kontakt) with a special 30% off launch offer.

Contemporary Vintage Drums features 3 full drum kits sampled from:

  • a Ludwig "Beatles" tribute kit (stick)
  • a Ludwig "Beatles" tribute kit (brush)
  • a 1977 Gretsch Concert Rock kit (stick)

The kits come with 3 sets of cymbals sampled from a Zildjian A series set (stick and brush) and  and UFIP set (stick) and 2additional Ride Cymbals (Turkish and UFIP) and 7 snares overall (Ludwig, Gretsch, Pearl and Tama).

We wanted to give users access to these classic kits, but with a more modern approach to sound production and mic choice in order to get fresh new sounds.


  • BFD Expander and Kontakt versions - all in one pack
  • 27 GB - BFD Expander version (9 GB on BFD 3 if installed compressed)
  • 12 GB compressed - Kontakt version
  • between 21 and 39 GB both versions (based on install options)
  • 52600 samples
  • 3 full drum kits (2 stick + 1 brush)
  • 60 drum pieces
  • sampled in full detail: up to 245 samples per articulation and up to 11 round robin (Kontakt) 
  • the best of both worlds: the power of BFD for drums, the ease of use and integration of Kontakt
  • recorded in a top-notch studio with choice mics
  • up to 4 close mics
  • 4 room mics: Overhead stereo, Overhead mono, Room U87 and Room PZM
  • warm and deep sound, processed through an analog tape machine
  • custom Kontakt engine and interface
  • recorded at 24 bit / 96 KHz, released at 24 bit / 44.1 KHz

BFD Expander Features

  • on BFD 2 and BFD 3 all mics are avaialble for mixing inside or outside BFD
  • 28 Kits and 33 BFD Presets for BFD 2 and BFD 3
  • 20 Kits and 20 Presest for BFD Eco

Kontakt Features

  • to be announced on date of release (v. 1.5)


  • 4 GB RAM (more if in need of loading more sample sets)
  • Core2Duo or equivalent Mac or PC
  • BFD 2, BFD 3, BFD Eco and/or Kontakt Retail Version: v. 5.4.3
  • MIDI Keyboard

This product is Download only.

Requires FXpansion's BFD 2, BFD 3, BFD Eco and/or Kontakt 4.5.3 Full Version and up.


The list price for Contemporary Vintage Drums for BFD & Kontakt is $129.00 ($90.00 with 30% off introductory offer).

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