Sound Devices Sets Sights on Live Sound Market With New Product Line


Sound Devices says it has been a big player in the location sound marketplace for 25 years, manufacturing wireless audio gear, digital recorders and portable audio mixers trusted on sound stages around the world. Now the company says it is launching new products for the live sound market.

Joining Sound Devices’ location sound audiences are musical, touring, house of worship, theatrical and other users in the live event space, so the company is appointing dedicated international distribution to support the live sound community. As part of this expansion, Sound Devices has chosen Group One Limited — a fellow Audiotonix-group company — to be the exclusive distributor and partner of its live sound products in the United States.

New products that are now available for the location and live sound markets include new additions to the Sound Devices Astral wireless product family, such as the A20-SuperNexus wireless receiver with HexVersity, which packs up to  32 channels in a one-unit 19-inch rack; the A20-Opto expansion box, which adds native Optocore audio I/O to interconnect DiGiCo consoles with A20-SuperNexus receivers; and the A20-Outpost-NL for remote-mounting NexLink antennae via Ethernet. In addition to those, Sound Devices says it is currently developing more Astral-family products that will be released later this year.

The company says the partnership with Group One relates only to Sound Devices’ live sound wireless audio products. Sound Devices will continue to sell its entire product portfolio through its existing roster of location sound resellers and distributors in the U.S. and throughout the rest of the world.