DiGiCo Acquires Fourier Audio
DiGiCo announced the acquisition of UK-based live sound software developer and manufacturer Fourier Audio. DiGiCo says the deal further strengthens its investment in live sound innovation, building on its acquisition of immersive in-ear pioneer KLANG:technologies in 2018.
Fourier Audio claims its team of software engineers and sound designers are focused on delivering live audio solutions that enhance an engineer’s ability to create superior-sounding performances. Over the last 24 months, the engineers have been developing a new platform bringing the power of studio audio software plug-ins to live engineers, codenamed “Project Core.” The Fourier team will present its new platform on the DiGiCo stand (#823) at the AES New York conference from Oct. 25-27, with product shipping in Q1 of 2024.
Austin Freshwater, DiGiCo MD, commented, “At DiGiCo, we are always looking at how we can enhance our customers’ ability to provide new and exciting possibilities in live performance audio. With Fourier Audio, we are investing in a team that will soon launch an integrated plug-in processing engine, ‘Project Core,’ bringing new opportunities for DiGiCo to work with third-party software providers, truly plugging in the world of live sound on a platform our clients can trust.”
Fourier Audio founders Henry Harrod, Peter Bridgman and Gareth Owen (CEO, CTO, CCO) stated, “Knowing first-hand how successful and well-regarded DiGiCo and the wider Audiotonix family are in the live market, this is a fantastic next step in Fourier’s growth. Being part of a global network of partners and clients that are at the top of their game—in live events, touring and installed audio—allows us to rapidly change the way that engineers and artists shape their shows. It’s an exciting time to be in an invigorated live market and we can’t wait to dream big with our new colleagues.”
DiGiCo says the latest addition to the Audiotonix family sees Fourier Audio join the growing roster of ProAudio brands that include Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiGrid, KLANG:technologies, Harrison, Slate Digital, sonible, Sound Devices, Solid State Logic and DiGiCo.