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Sound Devices celebrates 15 years in the field

Sound Devices is commemorating 15 years of providing portable audio gear for television and film production. The company launched its first product, the MP-1, in 1998.

Sound Devices is commemorating 15 years as specialists in portable audio and video products for field production. The company was founded by three industry veterans – Jon Tatooles, Jim Koomar and Matt Anderson – in 1998. “We are very proud to celebrate our 15 years in the industry,” said Anderson (pictured, right), co-founder and president of Sound Devices. “The company has evolved into one of the industry’s most trusted companies, due in large part to the hard work and commitment of our staff.” Tatooles (pictured, left), co-founder and vice president of business development added, “We also thank our customers for their loyalty, support and feedback, helping us to reach this milestone in an industry where technology is constantly changing.” Sound Devices entered the industry with its first broadcast-oriented product, the durable battery-powered MP-1 portable microphone preamp. The company introduced the product and made it available for purchase at the 1999 NAB Show. Soon after, in 2003, Sound Devices announced its entry into the portable digital audio recording category with its 7-Series recorders. The 722 and 744T began shipping in early 2005. The 702 and 702T followed, and in 2008, the 788T portable, eight-input, 12-track recorder with time code made its debut in the 7-Series family. Entering its 15th year, Sound Devices’ introduced of the PIX 260i; a file-based audio/video recorder that replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments. Its audio capabilities include 32 tracks of audio with analogue, AES digital, embedded audio over SDI and HDMI, or Ethernet-based Dante.