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inMusic acquires BFD from FXpansion


inMusic, the parent company of many brands such as Air, Akai, Alesis, Sonivox, Numark, M-Audio and more, has acquired BFD from FXpansion.

FXpansion said:

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.

inMusic said:

FXpansion, a subsidiary of ROLI from 2016, is renowned for BFD as well as the Strobe 2 and Cypher 2 sound engines. Established in 2003, BFD is globally recognized as a revolutionary acoustic drum software instrument, empowering musicians, composers and engineers with studio-quality, multi-channel drums. Under ROLI ownership, BFD continued to release an ever-increasing library of expansions packs, cementing this software instrument as the world's largest collection of acoustic drum samples and the most flexible and feature-packed software drum solution on the market.

inMusic is the parent company for a family of leading music technology and consumer electronic brands, including AIR Music Technology, Akai Professional, Alto Professional, Alesis, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, HeadRush, ION Audio, M-Audio, Marantz Professional, MARQ Lighting, MixMeister, Numark, Rane, SONiVOX and SoundSwitch.

inMusic's world-famous, state of the art research and development team responds dynamically to its customers with advanced technology and software ecosystems. BFD and its entire engineering department will now become part of inMusic's R&D family, bringing their specialized knowledge and expertise, which will be supported by the resources and IP of the entire inMusic group.

Jack O'Donnell, CEO of inMusic said:

We recognize that today is a very difficult time for so many and we're looking forward to a quick recovery for all. Our optimism for the future knows no bounds and we're very excited to welcome the entire BFD team as part of our family of companies.

Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI, said:

It's been an honor to be the steward of BFD since 2016, and see the team build on its already market-leading reputation. At ROLI we've seen the power of deep hardware-software integrations, and we believe inMusic will bring unique value to the BFD community through its extraordinary expertise in both drum software and hardware development.

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