Sound Devices



Sound Devices is an American
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headquartered in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, with additional offices in
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. Sound Devices designs and manufactures professional audio and video equipment.


The company was founded in 1998 by Matt Anderson, Jon Tatooles, and Jim Koomar who previously worked for
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. The company specializes in portable equipment for location sound and
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recording. Sound Devices products have been used for many well-known films, including '' Birdman'' and '' Batman: The Dark Knight'', and TV shows, including ''
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'' and ''
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'' In 2018 Sound Devices announced the acquisition of Audio Limited, a UK manufacturer of wireless microphone systems. In October, 2021, Sound Devices was acquired by the
Audiotonix Audiotonix is a British multinational holding company established in 2014 and headquartered in Greater London, United Kingdom. Audiotonix companies design and manufacture mixing consoles and professional audio equipment for live events and broa ...


Audio Products * Multi-winner of the Cinema Audio Society Technical Achievement Award - 744T, 788T, 664, 633, and MixPre-10T (nominated in 2015 for the 970) * NAMM Tec Award nominee in Outstanding Technical Achievement category (2014) - 970 recorder * Resolution Magazine Award (2009) - 788T recorder Video Products * 2014 SVC Innovative Product Award (2014) - PIX 270i * Videomaker Best Products Award (2014) for Best Field Mixer - PIX 240i


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Manufacturers of professional audio equipment Companies established in 1998 Companies based in Wisconsin Reedsburg, Wisconsin Audio equipment manufacturers of the United States