US: David Bock, the designer and co-founder of Soundelux microphones, is reported to be close to finalising a deal to acquire the rights to the Soundelux Microphone company. As reported by Pro Sound News (US edition) shortly before the festive season got underway, the purchase is set to include the use of the Soundelux brand name, all of the microphone design and manufacturing rights, all microphone models/designations and the current inventory.
Bock – whose early career experience included work at legendary US recording studios the Hit Factory and Ocean Way – is widely regarded to be the driving force behind the development of the company’s extensive range of high-performance microphones. Among Soundelux’s most popular offers are the ELUX251, which is designed to recreate the sonic performance of the celebrated Telefunken ELA M25pM, and the more affordable E251C. Nominated for a 2006 Tec Award, this last-named item was designed to “preserve as much of the ELUX251 cardoid sound as possible”.
All sales and customer service for the brand are handled through Soundelux dealers and the US sales management office, TransAudio Group, whose product lines include Drawmer and Daking.
Repeated attempts by PSN-e to contact David Bock for an update on these reports had been unsuccessful at press time.