Venerable location-recorder experts Sound Devices have just been acquired by the Audiotonix group. Audiotonix already own a number of premium pro-audio brands, including SSL, Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo and Klang Technologies, and the new addition will see them expanding even further into the recording sector.
The sale was precipitated by the departure of Sound Devices' co-founder Jon Tatooles after 23 years with the company. About the sale, Tatooles said: “I am very excited about the next chapter for the company, and I leave it in great hands. Audiotonix is a great organisation who will build on the success we have achieved. I don’t believe there is a better partner.”
Matt Anderson, Tatooles' long-time business partner and the other co-founder of the brand, added: “In terms of values and culture, Sound Devices fits perfectly within the Audiotonix group of companies. In a way, it will be ‘business as usual’ at Sound Devices, as we will carry on doing the same thing we’ve been doing for the past 23 years: focusing intensely on making the best sound products we can. However, the Audiotonix group brings us more strength in terms of access to capital, depth in manufacturing, knowledge in engineering, sourcing of parts, and expanding our sales and marketing expertise. I am extremely excited about this new opportunity.”