SADiE Hit by Cutbacks, Seeks Buyers

Digital audio products developer SADiE has shuttered its doors and laid off staffers in the United Kingdom, following a severe downsizing of its North American presence, Pro Sound News reported.
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Digital audio products developer SADiE has shuttered its doors and laid off staffers in the United Kingdom, following a severe downsizing of its North American presence, Pro Sound News reported.

A statement on the company’s Web site reads: “Administrators were appointed to SADiE, Studio Audio & Video Limited, on 15 February. The company, based in Stretham, near Cambridge in the U.K., is a developer and manufacturer of PC-based digital audio workstation products and had been established in 1991.

“Steven Law from accountancy firm Ensors was appointed Administrator to try to seek a rescue of the business. He said ‘Although we had to lay off the workforce upon my appointment, with the help of some former staff, we are carrying on the business on a limited basis in order to fulfill customer orders. In the meantime, I am interested in talking to potential purchasers with a view to them acquiring the whole or parts of the business and I would urge any interested party to contact me urgently.’”

The statement quoted Managing Director Joe Bull saying, “Our hope is that we can salvage some of the business for the benefit of our loyal customers. This has been a particularly difficult time for everyone.”

In recent months, Pro Sound News reported, SADiE was marketing its PCM-H64 multitrack digital recorder featuring SADiE 5.5 software. In September, Klark Teknik showed its DN9696 high-resolution hard-disk recorder at a show in London, targeted to live performance and featuring a customized version of SADiE’s MTR software and DSP core.

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