As a result of the deal – which was announced on 6 April – Summit Audio’s production, sales and support will continue under the ownership of Blue Microphones.
Blue Microphones says that it plans to expand the availability of signal processor and mic preamp manufacturer Summit Audio through improved supply and distribution, in addition to continuing new development under the Summit brand.
“Acquiring Summit was a natural next step for Blue as we continue to grow and expand our studio and live microphone lines,” said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “Now, supplemented with Summit’s high-quality mic preamps and signal processors, we can bring a more complete offering to market and further our mission to deliver the highest-quality sound to our customers.”
At the time Summit joined Blue Mics, there was only one remaining employee – former president Erik Papp – who will remain involved as the head of business development for Blue Mics’ signal processing division.
Invited by PSN-e to consider the likely focus of future product development, Maier says that “it is too soon to speculate on timing of new products. However, there are several exciting opportunities we plan to explore. We are definitely planning new product development to capitalise on the combined expertise of both companies, so stay tuned.”
Blue Microphones will continue the production of all current Summit product lines under the Summit name. Customer support, marketing, and sales will be resourced from the Blue Microphones team. Effective immediately, orders for Summit Audio products can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.