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John Bastianelli appointed as Slate Digital CEO

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Chessington October 11th, 2022 — Following on from the Slate Digital acquisition announcement on October 3rd, Audiotonix have today confirmed John Bastianelli as the new CEO of Slate Digital.

John brings a wealth of technology and creative expertise to the role, with 30 years’ experience as a professional audio industry executive, music producer, song writer, and musician. A well-respected figure in the music technology industry, John has been at the helm of product management teams for leading audio brands including PreSonus (Fender), M-Audio (Avid Technology) and Tascam. At each of these organizations he has been responsible for delivering new product innovation backed by commercial success.

James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix, comments “This is a fantastic appointment for the Slate Digital business and their customers, and one that I am personally very excited about. I’ve wanted to work with John for many years, and finally the stars have aligned just at the right time and with the right company! He has that rare background in both technology and music creation which I know will resonate with Slate Digital users and the teams in LA and Grenoble. It’s exciting times at Slate Digital and bringing John into the team is the icing on the cake.”

Regarding his new appointment, John Bastianelli adds “It’s hard to express just how excited I am to be a part of this new chapter having been a longtime fan of Slate Digital products. The team here is incredibly talented and with access to additional resources via Audiotonix and our new sister brands, the potential to deliver exciting new products is limitless. I can’t wait to kickstart this new journey and look forward to inspiring our very passionate Slate Digital users.”

With this new appointment, Slate Digital Co-founders, Steven Slate and Fabrice Gabriel, will both take part-time consultancy roles within Slate Digital.

About Audiotonix

Audiotonix is a global market leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles and ancillary products. With innovative solutions from premium audio brands Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, KLANG:technologies, Slate Digital, Solid State Logic, and Sound Devices, our products are used extensively in live sound, broadcast, theatre production, installations, house of worship, film production, music creation, and recording studios globally.

 About Slate Digital

Slate Digital makes audio plug-ins, recording equipment, sample packs, and production tutorial content for music producers and engineers. Based in Los Angeles and Grenoble, Slate Digital was founded in 2010 with the goal of empowering producers at all levels of experience create great-sounding music. Its innovative products, including its analog emulation plug-ins, the Virtual Microphone System, and its All Access Pass plug-in subscription have been recognized throughout the recording industry by organizations including NAMM and Sound on Sound.

Press contact:

Audiotonix: Martin Bennett
Tel: +44 1372 845600
Email: martin.bennett@audiotonix.com

Audiotonix Gets Even More Creative with Slate Digital Acquisition

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Chessington October 3rd, 2022 — Audiotonix has announced the acquisition of Slate Digital, one of the world’s leading software plug-in developers for audio creation and production. With a brand portfolio that includes Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG:technologies, Solid State Logic, and Sound Devices, the transaction further enhances the groups significant presence in the professional audio creation and production markets.

Slate Digital was co-founded in 2008 by Steven Slate and Fabrice Gabriel, with a mission to create outstanding digital audio tools for professional producers, mixers, and engineers. Since then, they have successfully developed many industry favourite software plug-ins, mixing and mastering audio processing software, virtual microphone modelling, audio samples and video courses. 

“The Slate Digital team share many of the key attributes we have across all our brands; great technology combined with committed staff with a real energy and passion for what they do” comments James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix. “Their history and reputation for building stellar software tools is second to none, and from a business perspective their success in building a strong subscription model adds another bow in how we grow in the audio creation market. Personally, I’m looking forward to working with the Grenoble and US teams, to support them with their aspiration to continue to innovate technically and commercially, and to have some fun along the way.”

Steven Slate states, “I’m so proud of what our team has been able to achieve over the past decade, and as part of Audiotonix, Slate Digital will have the resources to think even bigger and offer way more value to our customers. Audiotonix shares the passion for pushing the boundaries within the industry, and I look forward to seeing how Slate Digital unlocks even more possibilities for music creators. The products that will soon be released in this new chapter are the company’s most bold and innovative to date. I believe our loyal Slate Digital customers will be thrilled at what is to come.” 

“Over the last few years, I have been working with the development team to pass on the skills and approach we have always had to our DSP work. Now having access to additional technology resources from Audiotonix will no doubt inspire the development team to new heights. This is truly an exciting prospect, and one of the core reasons we felt Audiotonix is the right partner for us to pass Slate Digital to” adds Fabrice Gabriel. “Personally, I am going to be working with the wider Audiotonix DSP teams to continue our knowledge share and algorithm development.” 

About Audiotonix

Audiotonix is a global market leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles and ancillary products. With innovative solutions from premium audio brands Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, KLANG:technologies, Solid State Logic, and Sound Devices, our products are used extensively in live sound, broadcast, theatre production, installations, house of worship, film production, and recording studios globally.

 About Slate Digital

Slate Digital makes audio plug-ins, recording equipment, sample packs, and production tutorial content for music producers and engineers. Based in Los Angeles and Grenoble, Slate Digital was founded in 2010 with the goal of empowering producers at all levels of experience create great-sounding music. Its innovative products, including its analog emulation plug-ins, the Virtual Microphone System, and it’s All Access Pass plug-in subscription have been recognized throughout the recording industry by organizations including NAMM and Sound on Sound.

Press contact:

Audiotonix: Martin Bennett
Tel: +44 1372 845600
Email: martin.bennett@audiotonix.com