ANAHEIM, CA (January 21, 2016)—As CEO Nate Bierdeman tells it, his Chicago-based pro audio firm Black Lion Audio (BLA) began with the goal of squeezing maximum performance out of prosumer or “aspiring pro” recording devices, such as the now-legendary Digi 002 I/O, by tweaking and upgrading its components. As word of BLA’s hot-rod mods started to spread throughout the industry, the company evolved into a respected source of pre-amp, clocking and conversion tools.
Today, Bierdeman continues to up his game by recruiting proven industry vets; joining Neil Ziesing, Head of Worldwide Sales, are Terry Hardin (formerly of EMU, Antares, Digidesign, Universal Audio, Ableton and FXpansion) to the position of Key Accounts Manager and Andrew Harris (former Northeast Sales Manager for Digidesign) to the position of Northeast Regional Sales Manager. To help guide product development and engineering, Ron Lorman, co-founder of Hartke Systems, has been named Chief Technical and Strategic Developer.
At the NAMM Show 2016, BLA showed its Micro Clock MKIII plus new mic preamps including the B12A MKII 500, Auteur MKII, and Auteur MKII 500, which reportedly will be complemented soon by a feature-full 500 series rack and the new B173 500.