Audio devices acquired by Audiotonix
Sound Devices was acquired by Audiotonix. If you are not familiar with Audiotonix, they own companies like Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG: technologies and entertainment technology brands Solid State Logic.
It is no coincidence that this acquisition coincides 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 serve in both roles.
While the Audiotonix companies are the market leaders in the design, engineering and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles and ancillary products, it will be interesting to know what happens with Sound Devices in the future. I wouldn’t expect to see anything change with Sound Devices, but once you sell to someone else, you’re not always in charge of your own destiny.
In recent years, we have seen a growing trend towards the absorption of successful small businesses by larger entities. Whether it’s good or bad, I’ll let you decide.