A brief history of FXpansion

Founded in 1999, FXpansion's first products included plugin format conversion utilities and DR-008, a powerful drum synthesis/sampling instrument years ahead of its 2001 release date. 2003 saw the release of BFD, a revolutionary acoustic drum sample instrument which brought studio-quality multi-channel drums within the reach of everyday musicians, composers and engineers. GURU was FXpansion's next major release in 2005, a sample-sequencer and loop-slicer with a creative workflow that spawned a slew of imitators.

BFD2, released in 2007, and its ever-increasing library of compatible expansion packs built on an already successful platform, making it the most flexible and feature-packed software drum solution on the market. 2009 saw the release of FXpansion's first full-scale synthesis product, DCAM: Synth Squad. In development for 6 years, its included instruments perfectly represent the ethos of the company: forward-thinking technology, cutting-edge sound quality and new sonic possibilities alongside innovative user interface ideas to make sound design easier and more intuitive.

More recent developments include Tremor, an analogue-modelled drum machine with a unique synthesis engine and inspirational sequencer, and a range of effect plugins - Bloom, Etch, Maul and DCAM Dynamics - which bring new ideas and superb sound quality to classic processing techniques. FXpansion's last major releases include BFD3, Strobe2 and Geist2: a streamlined environment for beat creation and sound sculpting that provides instant inspiration and new ideas for your productions.

2020: BFD Acquired by inMusic

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 these flagship products. They’re looking forward to this next phase and the opportunities to make BFD even better.

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