In a joint statement, Focusrite Group and Sequential LLC announced that Focusrite plc, global creator of music and audio hardware and software products, has acquired Sequential LLC, an American synthesizer manufacturer led by electronic instrument designer and Grammy winner Dave Smith.

Through this acquisition, Focusrite Group will add the Sequential line of instruments to its current portfolio, which includes Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, ADAM Audio, Novation and Ampify brands. Meanwhile, Sequential will benefit from greater resources to expand its global markets and future R&D efforts.

“With Focusrite, we’ve found an ideal home and a perfect cultural and technological fit,” Sequential’s Dave Smith said. “Phil Dudderidge and his team have a long history of quality, vision, and focus on what musicians and audio professionals really want. We’re excited to join such an industry powerhouse and contribute to our mutual success. I expect great things.”

“We’re excited and pleased to add Sequential’s instruments and pedigree to Focusrite Group’s portfolio of world-class audio and music production tools,” Focusrite founder, Phil Dudderidge, added. “Dave Smith’s history as an innovator speaks for itself. From his creation of the world’s first fully programmable polysynth, the Prophet 5, to his co-invention of MIDI, Dave has literally changed the world of music several times. We’re looking forward to continuing his history of innovation and expanding the global market for Sequential’s instruments.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Sequential has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Focusrite plc. Sequential’s day-to-day operations and product development remain unchanged and will continue to be guided by Smith and his team.

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