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Audiotonix acquires Sound devices

Audiotonix expands its professional audio production group with the acquisition of US-based Sound Devices, whose co-founder Jon Tatooles departs after 23 years with the company

Audiotonix has announced the acquisition of US-based pro audio specialist Sound Devices. The deal sees Sound Devices join Audiotonix’s expanding group of professional audio brands which includes Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG:technologies, and Solid State Logic.

L to R: Jon Tatooles, James Gordon and Matt Anderson.

“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, CEO of Audiotonix. “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.”

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

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know James and the team during the past few months. In terms of values and culture, Sound Devices fits perfectly within the Audiotonix group of companies,” Anderson said. “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: focussing 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.”

Jon Tatooles added, “It has been incredible to build Sound Devices over the last 23 years into the organisation it is today. 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.”