Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 9, 2016)—At IBC 2016, video products manufacturer Blackmagic Design announced its acquisition of Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, and immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
“Fairlight creates the world’s most powerful digital audio software and hardware for video production,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, which has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia.
“The exciting part about this acquisition is that it will add incredibly high-end professional audio technology to Blackmagic Design’s amazing video products. We look forward to working with the Fairlight team to build even more exciting new products for our customers.”
Fairlight Live products feature consoles that are designed for on-air and live productions that range from 12 to 60 faders, along with audio I/O interfaces with full redundancy for mission critical work in broadcast facilities, outside broadcast trucks, performing arts venues and houses of worship.
For post-production solutions, Fairlight creates everything from compact desktop audio post systems to large format mixing consoles with dedicated controls. Fairlight audio engines can deliver up to 1,000 tracks which lets customers create complex productions without premixing, along with 64 channels of monitoring.