What Is NFUZD Audio?

NFUZD Audio is a new approach to electronic drumming. NSPIRE, the first series for NFUZD Audio, is the first system to fully integrate the VST (Virtual Studio Technology) drumming experience to produce true Advanced Drum Emulation in a simple and easy to use package.

Four years ago, we began studying the users of electronic drums and not surprisingly we discovered that they were asking for better sound quality from their drums and for hardware and VST software systems that were easier to use. They also wanted the ability to add high quality VST style sounds to their electronic drum module.

Based on studying over 20 years of electronic percussion, we found that most electronic drum sets included thousands of sounds that were never even used because drummers felt that they did not sound real. That's where NFUZD is different. Engineered by the foremost VST drum sampling producer in the industry, the NSPIRE system uses uncompressed WAV files to provide a superior audio performance.

What Is Advanced Drum Emulation (A.D.E.)?

The NSPIRE Advanced Drum Emulation (ADE) system allows drummers to play real drum sizes on toms and snare and ADE has the most realistic sound possible for any eletronic drumming product due to the use of uncompressed .WAV files. The open architecture of NSPIRE and the easy installation of the pads make the NSPIRE ADE system the easiest to use, best sounding system on the market today. 

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Uncompressed Sounds

The NSPIRE System utilizes 16-Bit/44.1 KHz CD quality onboard WAV samples, allowing for superior acoustic sounds with a wide dynamic range. Each sample was recorded with a variety of head combinations, and with the snare strainer on and off to truly capture the acoustic experience.

Rather than use loop points and false fades to create the impression of sustain, the NSPIRE cymbal samples are full stereo WAV files with a natural decay, producing a truly realistic acoustic cymbal sound. 

Bass drum sounds in the NSPIRE Series I/O Module are true recreations of their acoustic counterparts. Bass drum samples possess a much wider frequency response throughout the length of each note compared to typical electronic drum kits. This results in a much fuller sound with more power.


Real Sizes

Players will no longer be forced to adapt their technique and style to conform to smaller targets and tighter setups. The NSPIRE System uses real sized trigger pads that fit on top of any acoustic drum kit, allowing the player to maintain their acoustic setup and spacing.

There is zero change in the range of motion or disruption of muscle memory when players switch between their acoustic kit and the NFUZD set-up. Players will be able to close their eyes and know where the stick is going to land. 

Patented Spider-Web Shaped Trigger produces superior dynamic tracking and timbre from the center to the edge, allowing natural playing styles and a fully expressive sound. Additionally, each pad has a soft silicone real sized surface that is comfortable to play.

Easy Installation

The NSPIRE Series trigger pads install on your acoustic drums quickly and easily, allowing players to convert to electronic surfaces in minutes. Tom and Snare Trigger Pads fit snugly on the rims of the acoustic drums. There is no need to remove the rims or heads so your acoustic drums stay completely intact.

The kick trigger pad mounts on the bass drum hoop just like any standard bass drum pedal and fits bass drum sizes of 18” and larger.

The ride and crash trigger pads mount just like acoustic cymbals, utilizing the included cymbal spin stopper which allows the natural motion of a cymbal while preventing the pad from spinning. 

Open Architecture

The NSPIRE Series I/O Module features open architecture, allowing the easy import of new samples and presets from BFD Eco NFUZD Edition. The NSPIRE I/O module can also be used as an Audio and MIDI I/O for other VST software. A drummer can now have access to a virtually limitless palette of uncompressed sounds.

The I/O Module includes MIDI maps for the most popular VST drum programs. All MIDI assignments are separate from internal sounds. This allows for creating very flexible sound palettes when using additional hardware and software.

And when using the included NSPIRE 8GB USB drive, you can take your favorite samples and presets with you and leave the laptop at home.