October 18, 2021 I Acquisition

Audiotonix Acquires Sound Devices

From left: Jon Tatooles, James Gordon and Matt Anderson.

Audiotonix, the group which comprises the Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG:technologies and Solid State Logic entertainment technology brands, has acquired of U.S.-based Sound Devices. The transaction, which concluded last week, further extends the Audiotonix professional solutions for audio production environments.

“The addition of Sound Devices and their fantastic team to our portfolio of premium audio brands is a proud moment for all involved,” said James Gordon, Audiotonix CEO. “Their expertise and technical pedigree in film production, broadcasting and professional recording is a great fit. As with previous acquisitions we always look to increase the knowledge share group-wide and, with FPGA-based solutions and RF wireless technology at their core, we have an enviable opportunity.”

The acquisition will coincide with co-founder Jon Tatooles’ departure from Sound Devices after 23 years. Co-founder Matt Anderson, who has been chief engineer of Sound Devices since inception and CEO since 2013, will continue to serve in both roles.

“It has been incredible to build Sound Devices over the last 23 years into the organization it is today,” Tatooles said. “I am very excited about the next chapter for the company, and I leave it in great hands. Audiotonix is a great organization [that] will build on the success we have achieved. I don’t believe there is a better partner.”


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