Pro audio specialist Sonosphere has announced that Duncan Bell has joined the company as part of a management buyout.
Bell joins existing director Jamie Gosney, who said, “I became a shareholder and director of Sonosphere last year and I could see the huge potential the company had. When the opportunity to take over the ownership was presented, I knew that it was too good to miss. But I needed to have the right team in place to take it forward and make the most of all the opportunities that are presenting themselves.”
Gosney and Bell have decades of experience in the audio industry, and first met when Gosney was working as Front of House engineer on a show for Autograph in the mid 80s. More recently, Bell spent time on the #WeMakeEvents campaign and subsequently formed his own consulting business, Wideband Consulting Ltd, which among other things, continues his work campaigning for spectrum access for the sector.
“I’d learned about Sonosphere with great interest and followed its progress, and it became clear it had quickly built a name synonymous with spatial audio,” said Bell. “Theatre productions have been immersive for many years, but developments in the last few years, coupled with ultra-low latency 5G technology have come together to provide great opportunities to deliver object based spatial audio to all audiences far and wide. Jamie’s vision and enthusiasm is infectious, so when he told me he was buying the company and wanted me to be part of the new structure, I jumped at the chance.”
The first project the pair worked on together was to deliver the spatial audio for the album launch of a major artist at the end of October.
“This was an amazing first job for the new company structure,” concluded Gosney. “The results were fantastic and we’re looking forward to many more projects that are equally exciting.”