FXpansion’s BFD Acquired by inMusic

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masterhiggins
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2294 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:16 am

Not particularly surprised, as BFD doesn’t really jive with seaboard. Wonder if Geist is next.

From email:
We’re excited to announce that BFD has been acquired by inMusic, a global leader in music production hardware, software and consumer electronics.

Together with inMusic, the core BFD development team will continue to develop our flagship products. They’re looking forward to this next phase and the opportunities to make BFD even better.

Whether you’re a new customer or have been with us since BFD1, we’re deeply grateful for your support and encouragement. It’s been 17 years since we released the first BFD engine, which has been recognised globally as a revolutionary acoustic drum instrument. We’re very excited to see what the future holds with BFD joining the inMusic family.

How does this change affect you?

There will be no immediate changes to how you access your BFD products, receive updates, support, or purchase new content. You will continue to access registered products and downloads through your FXpansion user account and receive the same product support via our Support Hub. In addition, FXpansion will continue to be a reseller of BFD products via FXpansion.com.

Our teams are working on a longer term account migration process, and we will be in touch once this is in place. In the meantime, we’re looking forward to providing updates and new content via FXpansion.com

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us through the Support Hub, Forum or via our social media channels.

Regards,

The FXpansion Team
Edit: Rearranged title for clarity.
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DMG68
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120 posts since 2 Sep, 2012

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:20 am

Hopefully they start developing now, and fixing bugs...I hope this is a good thing. I’m not surprised, but this is preferred to seeing BFD die by slow neglect from FXPansion/Roli.

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whyterabbyt
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Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:21 am

Hmmm. :?
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masterhiggins
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2294 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:23 am

DMG68 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:20 am
Hopefully they start developing now, and fixing bugs...I hope this is a good thing. I’m not surprised, but this is preferred to seeing BFD die by slow neglect from FXPansion/Roli.
Agree. Wish they would’ve sold Tremor and their DCAM effects instead of just euthanizing them.

robotmonkey
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2608 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:33 am

RIP
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EvilDragon
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19779 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:38 am

DMG68 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:20 am
Hopefully they start developing now, and fixing bugs...I hope this is a good thing. I’m not surprised, but this is preferred to seeing BFD die by slow neglect from FXPansion/Roli.
This is inMusic... they also own AIR Instruments. Updates are tumbleweed territory with them...

SKoT_FX
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4020 posts since 2 Sep, 2003 from Perth, Australia

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:40 am

The BFD team is excited to be inMusic, and yes, we will use the word “synergies” without sarcasm or irony. 😁. Lots to do!
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jinotsuh
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457 posts since 31 May, 2008 from Australia

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:44 am

Just got the Email, and my first thought was 'well that's the end of BFD', hope not, been there since the beginning, ended up selling all my Toontrack stuff, EZD2, Superior2 and Superior3 and all the expansions about a year ago because they never got used, I always preferred BFD, I got 53 expansion packs, so I'm invested, would like to see it continue on.

But when I read InMusic alarm bells went off in my mind, may have been something to do with M-Audio, but I know something went on in the past that wasn't a good outcome. Here's hoping.

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DMG68
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120 posts since 2 Sep, 2012

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:45 am

I’m just trying to be positive...

robotmonkey
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Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:46 am

SKoT_FX wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:40 am
The BFD team is excited to be inMusic, and yes, will use the word “synergies” without irony. 😁
LMAO. I guess we'll see... like with AIR... in 20 year's time most likely for the next product news.
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Burillo
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Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:48 am

yeah, no. RIP BFD.
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Amberience
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7080 posts since 7 Mar, 2003

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:54 am

Already lots in the pipeline guys. I'm excited for the future of BFD. :tu:
We can't say too much, but already ... well... already plenty of reasons for chin stroking wonder!

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Sim.Sky
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652 posts since 26 Sep, 2014 from Kingshill Valley

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:00 am

Well, guess it won’t take long until you can buy BFD for 1 Euro at Plugin Boutique then ...

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GaryG
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6008 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Kent, UK

Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:05 am

Sim.Sky wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:00 am
Well, guess it won’t take long until you can buy BFD for 1 Euro at Plugin Boutique then ...
Oh you cynic (and my exact first thought too ;) )
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medienhexer
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Re: inMusic Acquires FXpansion’s BFD

Post Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:06 am

Amberience wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:54 am
Already lots in the pipeline guys. I'm excited for the future of BFD. :tu:
We can't say too much, but already ... well... already plenty of reasons for chin stroking wonder!

-Drew
So... some kind of chin controller, then. Yes, could work reasonably well with brush-based samples...
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