FXpansion joins TIGA

FXpansion has been one of the industry's leading independent music software developers since it was founded in 1999.  With its headquarters in London and a worldwide team of creative engineers and passionate musicians, the company has established a growing range of plug-ins and applications which have won numerous press awards.

FXpansion’s products combine innovative user interface concepts and cutting-edge sound quality to deliver endless musical possibilities.  The fresh ideas and forward-thinking technology which epitomises the ethos of the company has seen FXpansion establish a large and devoted userbase which includes big name bands and DJs.

Among their headline products is BFD2. 

Released in 2007, as a follow up to the hugely successful BFD, the drum production software boasts even more features and flexibility, including an ever-increasing range of expansion packs, which enables musicians and composers to harness technology for artistic expression.

In 2009 FXpansion released the groundbreaking DCAM: Synth Squad, which comprises three individual but internally linked synthesiser modules.  In development for 6 years, each module has its own style, equipping the user with the tools to create keyboard sounds from any era.  

Angus Hewlett, Managing Director, explains the company’s reasons for joining TIGA:

“TIGA has a reputation within the industry as an influential advocate.  Their political efforts regarding Games Tax Relief and R&D tax credits have been particularly impressive and we are keen get involved and provide an additional perspective to help shape TIGA’s proposals.  Furthermore, many of TIGA’s members are users of our software so FXpansion’s membership will provide a valuable and direct opportunity to communicate with these organisations and individuals and get our message out within the industry.”

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO stated:

“TIGA exists to represent and to serve the interests of games developers and associated businesses. We campaigned for the Government to raise the level of R&D qualifying relief as part of a package of reforms to make the R&D tax credits more generous and effective. Encouragingly, the Government agreed to raise the level of qualifying relief in the March Budget. TIGA will continue to argue for improvements to the R&D tax credits to promote investment in R&D in the UK

“TIGA also believes that the UK video games industry and the wider economy will benefit from the introduction of Games Tax Relief.  We are delighted to welcome FXpansion to the TIGA community and look forward to working with them to ensure that the industry receives the right support from Government to continue to flourish.” 

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 Notes to editors:

About TIGA:

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’. TIGA is an Investors in People organisation.

TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.  We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members.  This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on 07875939643: or email richard.wilson@tiga.org; or contact David Hodges on 02070911653 


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