Blue Microphones Acquires the Assets of Summit Audio Inc.
With the asset acquisition, Summit Audio’s production, sales and support will continue under the ownership of Blue Microphones
(Los Angeles, CA – April 6, 2011) Blue Microphones (www.bluemic.com), a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, announces the acquisition of the assets of Summit Audio Inc. (www.summitaudio.com), manufacturer of high-end signal processors and mic preamps. While continuing the tradition of quality characterized by both brands, Blue Microphones will be expanding the availability of Summit Audio products through improved supply and distribution, in addition to continuing new product 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.”
Blue Microphones has retained former Summit President Erik Papp as the head of business development for Blue’s Signal Processing Division. Papp adds, “With Blue‘s exceptional growth and ability to extend Summit’s legacy through new product development and enhanced distribution, I can’t think of a better place for Summit Audio to be now and in the future.”
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, as Blue has initiated efforts to increase product supply moving forward.