Chessington October 14, 2021 – Audiotonix, the group that includes entertainment technology brands Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG: technologies and Solid State Logic, announces the acquisition of US company Sound Devices LLC as part of its expanding group. The transaction, which closed today, further expands Audiotonix professional solutions for audio production environments.
James gordon Audiotonix CEO comments: âThe addition of Sound Devices and their fantastic team to our portfolio of premium audio brands is a moment of pride for everyone involved. Their expertise and technical pedigree in film production, broadcast and professional recording is a perfect fit. As with previous acquisitions, we are always looking to increase knowledge sharing across the group and, with FPGA-based solutions and RF wireless technology at their core, we have an enviable opportunity. “
The acquisition will coincide with the departure of co-founder Jon Tatooles from Sound Devices after 23 years. Co-founder Matt Anderson, who has been Chief Engineer of Sound Devices since its inception and CEO since 2013, will continue to fill both roles.
Matt Anderson says, âI have enjoyed getting to know James and the team over the past few months. In terms of values ââand culture, Sound Devices fits perfectly within the Audiotonix group of companies. In a way, it will be âbusiness as usualâ at Sound Devices, as we will continue to do the same thing that we have been doing for 23 years: focus intensely on making the best sound products possible. However, the Audiotonix Group brings us more strength in terms of access to capital, manufacturing depth, engineering knowledge, parts sourcing and expanding our sales and marketing expertise. I am extremely excited about this new opportunity.
Jon tatooles adds, âIt has been amazing to integrate Sound Devices over the past 23 years into the organization it is today. I am very excited about the next chapter of the business and I am leaving it in good hands. Audiotonix is ââa great organization that will build on the success we have had. I don’t believe there is a better partner.
Audiotonix is ââa global market leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles and ancillary products. With innovative solutions from premium audio brands DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Calrec, KLANG: technologies, Solid State Logic and Allen & Heath, our products are widely used in live sound, broadcast, theater production, installations, venues. cult and recording studios around the world.
About audio devices
For over 20 years, Sound Devices has created premier audio equipment that helps audio professionals capture superior sound. The company’s multitrack audio recorders, field production mixers and related equipment have been used on sets of award-winning films, TV shows and documentaries. Sound Devices designs, assembles and supports its products from its headquarters in Reedsburg, Wisconsin and offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Watford, UK.