Sound Devices celebrated ten years as one of the industry‘s leading manufacturers of portable audio mixers, digital recorders and related audio equipment for production sound at NAB 2008.
Founded by Jon Tatooles, Jim Koomar and Matt Anderson in 1998, Sound Devices‘ focus has been on building relationships with its users and developing technologies tailored to their specific needs. Since that time, the company has revolutionized field production with the introduction of the industry‘s first compact, full-featured field mixer, the 422, and the digital replacement to the DAT recorder, the 7-Series of digital recorders — 702, 702T, 722 and 744T. These models and others in the Sound Devices line have become the top choice for broadcasters of episodic television, film, and news organizations.
“The broadcast market has always been a passion of ours. Jim, Matt and I are driven by gear and enjoy developing new and innovative products for our users,” says Sound Devices Managing Director Jon Tatooles. “While technologies we develop will evolve, our commitment to user-driven products will continue to provide tools to keep our users competitive.”
With the company‘s importance on user communication, Sound Devices offers a forum for users to communicate with each other as well as the company on its website, www.sounddevices.com. Helping to keep its users‘ abreast on the latest audio techniques and best practices for its products, the company‘s website also offers the Sound Notes Technical reference, a searchable index of technical articles, notes, and how-to information relating to general professional audio applications and the specific use of Sound Devices‘ products. Sound Notes is also available as an RSS feed.