inMusic acquires BFD from FXpansion
Wednesday, 22 April 2020
USA/UK - inMusic has acquired the flagship software acoustic drum software BFD from London-based tech company FXpansion.
A subsidiary of ROLI from 2016, FXpansion is known for the BFD acoustic drum software as well as the Strobe 2 and Cypher 2 sound engines.
inMusic is the parent company for a family of 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.
BFD and its entire engineering department will now become part of inMusic’s R&D family. “We recognise 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,” says Jack O’Donnell, CEO of inMusic.
Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI, adds: “It’s been an honour 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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