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Solid State Logic Gets New Owners

Solid State Logic Gets New Owners

The assets of console manufacturer Solid State Logic have been acquired by a joint venture of musician and technologist, Peter Gabriel, and broadcast industry entrepreneur, David Engelke. The parties said the company will retain the name and continue to design and manufacture mixing consoles and related audio technology at the Begbroke, Oxford headquarters.
The principal investors bring considerable experience of both the company’s main markets: music recording and broadcast.
Peter Gabriel co-founded Syco Systems, which developed the ‘Tablet’, a purpose-built digital audio workstations. More recently Gabriel’s On Demand Distribution is a European platform provider for the distribution of on-line music.
American David Engelke, formerly also an SSL console owner, has been involved with production and broadcast companies including Pinnacle Systems, Montage Group, and Digital Editing Services and invented several technologies in the broadcast industry.
“We are investing to strengthen the company and bring these brand values to a broader market through continued innovative product development,” said David Engelke.
Peter Gabriel and David Engelke have recruited an experienced management team for their joint venture. Antony David, SSL’s Sales Director in the 80’s and early 90’s, then head of Pro Audio at Sony Broadcast and Professional Europe, is managing director; Piers Plaskitt, previously president of SSL Inc and president sales and marketing at Euphonix, is group commercial director; and Chris Smith is group finance director.