Euphonix, the manufacturer of large-format digital audio consoles, media controllers and peripherals, is to be sold to Avid for an undisclosed fee.
Avid plans to continue to support and sell all Euphonix control surfaces alongside its own audio desks.
Avid chief executive Gary Greenfield said: “This acquisition greatly expands our portfolio to offer customers a complementary set of workflow solutions–from independent producers creating music in their home studios to broadcasters preparing segments for national broadcast.
“We remain committed to driving interoperability and modularity across a vast ecosystem of Avid and third-party creative hardware and software solutions. And, as audio and video workflows continue to converge, we are now well positioned to deliver control surfaces that work across both audio and video applications, making the content creation process more cost-effective and efficient for our customers.”
Avid plans to develop an open standard protocol that expands the ecosystem of compatibility between the Euphonix control surfaces and a wide range of Avid and third-party audio and video applications, including Media Composer and Pro Tools.
Euphonix’s product range includes the MC Color (pictured) which provides colourists with a control surface for using Apple’s Color software.
The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of April 2010. No financial details were revealed.