Yes, we will be supporting the TD-50. We are aiming to release our first expansion(s) in late March or April. As you may know, I am recovering from a kidney transplant. Due to some complications, I'm getting off to a slower start for 2017 than I had expected. Chris will also be creating an expansion with me, and is shooting for approximately the same time frame. Additional releases will be based on the success of initial releases. This module seems to be a love-hate module among buyers so far. We're sure it's going to sell just fine, but we're not convinced just yet that it will sell the numbers seen by the previous flagships.
No, our previous expansions will not work with the new TD-50. This is due to the completely different engines and sound banks. Since I've been asked; yes, theoretically, you could sample your older module with our previous expansions. However, you should not expect successful results as you would need to sample the dry sounds, and re-edit on the new module. It's a completely ridiculous idea; but as I stated, I've actually been asked this... more than once.
As for actual samples, we have discussed, and will be attempting to do our own samples later this year, with a potential first release in Q4, probably for Black Friday or Christmas. As some of you may know, Chris does have his own professional studio. So, it seems to make sense for us to give it a shot. This plan is not 100%, but we will be attempting. Obviously, both regular and sample-induced expansions will run a little higher than our previous pricing due mainly to the expanded editing available and sample inclusion. (keep in mind we've never raised our pricing structure since 1999) More on the sample thing later in the year.
TD-30: We will be adding additional TD-30 expansions in Q2 2017. I've had ER2 on the module and in the works for almost three years now. I apologize, but dialysis sucks the life and energy out of a person. As mentioned in another topic, I am going to attempt to release an updated Top 100 Drummers for the 30 later this year. Chris will also be adding 1-2 more expansions for the 30 later this year as well.
I think that should cover it for now. Those are the main questions I have been getting constantly.