DiGiCo has acquired KLANG:technologies as a new addition to the Audiotonix family, which already includes audio brands such as Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiGrid, Solid State Logic and DiGiCo. The deal, which was concluded last week, is intended to further bring together these brands, as well as others within the professional audio industry.
“We have had the pleasure of working with KLANG and their pioneering immersive technology for a couple of years, and when the opportunity arose for them to join Audiotonix, we were keen to make it happen,” James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix, commented. “We have always stressed that with our M&A we would look at each brand’s requirement and help support them with their aspirations. On that basis, KLANG will become a key part of DiGiCo’s future, as they combine forces to improve the listening world of artists and monitor engineers alike. It is about to sound a lot more natural, with the arrival of I-IEM (Immersive In-Ear Monitoring).”
Austin Freshwater, GM of DiGiCo, added: “We have been working in the background with KLANG for some months on increasing our level of integration. Over that time, it was clear the ethos of the development teams was similar, with a lot of shared common goals. Combining the control of the KLANG system into the DiGiCo worksurface will allow I-IEM and 3D personal monitoring to be a part of an engineer’s natural work flow, and that’s just the beginning for us and the KLANG team. We are keen to meet all their existing supporters and help more potential users understand the difference a KLANG system can make.”