Slate Digital acquired by SSL owner Audiotonix


Plugin developer Slate Digital has been acquired by Audiotonix, whose existing brands Allen & Heath and Solid State Logic.

Founded in 2008 by Steven Slate and Fabrice Gabriel, Slate Digital has gone on to create a high-quality roster of plugins, which are available on a monthly subscription via the All Access Pass.

Audiotonix was established in 2014, the result of a merger of Allen & Heath, Calrec and DIGICo. The company acquired SSL in 2017, before purchasing KLANG:technologies the following year and Sound Devices in 2021.

Reflecting on the sale, Steven Slate said: “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,” added Fabrice Gabriel. “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. Personally, I am going to be working with the wider Audiotonix DSP teams to continue our knowledge share and algorithm development.”

For his part, Audiotonix CEO James Gordon commented: “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. 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.”

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