While working on a new project I experienced glitches during playback and (and this is worse) after rendering, exporting the track. Normally I am working with VSL Jazz drums, which perform much better, but BFD can deliver a type of vintage-sound, which VSL can not reproduce. Therefore I had to face the issues with BFD.
I followed some recommendations from other users first. Many people advice to change the settings for disk-streaming and to restart the engine.
I raised the value for Stream-puffer and RAM buffer without any effect and I also varied Max cache buffers. After the necessary restart of the engine I controlled the result every time as I exported the track and listened to it. This is a very annoying and time-consuming process, if you have to do it over and over again. Unfortunately changing thse values did not solve the glitch-issues.
Second I switched the engine to 16bit. The glitches stayed
Third I switched on the Offline-mode on the first screen of the software, which regarding to other users also should solve the problem.
You find the Offline-button at the bottom half left. The glitches were still there after this operation.
At this point I wanted to give up and replace this disastrous piece of software, but the one other idea came to my mind: I had observed, that the glitches happened always shortly behind Crash-cymbals, which are RAM-consuming because of their long decay. Sometimes I had placed two Crash-hits in a distance of just one quarter, so I thought, that this could overload the system. I removed a few Crash-hits and …… after the twentieth export the glitches were still there.
At last I just changed the sounds. In BFD2 you can easily switch single toms and cymbals within the kit and because I suspected the cymbals as the bad boys I replaced them with other cymbals and …… The glitches were gone, even when I switched back to 24bit it worked like a breeze. In my case I replaced XFL Paiste-Cymbals with Cymbals from Platinum samples “Rock legends Quick pack” (BC Crashes and Ride).
Of course I am not totally satisfied, because it seems I can not use all sounds, which I have purchased, but better to have a functioning set-up than no working set-up at all.