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inMusic is the parent company for a family of brands of varying audio products used in the DJ, music production, live sound, musical instrument, pro audio, software, stage lighting, and consumer electronics industries. The company's corporate headquarters are located in Cumberland, Rhode Island, with additional offices in Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Taiwan, and Japan.
in 1992, future inMusic founder and CEO Jack O’Donnell was working as Vice President of Sales at Stanton Magnetics when he learned the assets of Numark Electronics were available for purchase. Founded in Edison, New Jersey in 1971, Numark was among the earliest DJ equipment manufacturers, and responsible for innovations like the first DJ mixer with a built-in sampler (the DM1775) and the first dual-well CD player (the CD-5020). O’Donnell proposed to Stanton management that they should acquire Numark’s assets, but they chose not to, and O’Donnell decided to resign from his position at Stanton and purchase Numark himself.
Alesis and more acquisitions
Under O’Donnell’s management, Numark recovered and grew, and he found himself looking for new opportunities. In 2001 O’Donnell acquired Alesis, a company that had established itself in the recording market with affordable effects and later the revolutionary ADAT digital tape recorder, as well as drum machines and synthesizers. The following year he introduced the ION Audio brand, focused on entry-level and consumer electronics products.
In 2005, O’Donnell purchased the Akai Professional Musical Instrument division (previously spun off from Akai Electronics). His company additionally acquired DJ software brand Mixmeister in 2007 and Alto Professional in 2010.
In February 2012 O’Donnell acquired software synthesizer company Sonivox, and in July of the same year, he acquired M-Audio and the AIR Software Group from Avid Technology, Inc. for $17 million.
In May 2018, the inMusic company Denon DJ acquired SoundSwitch.
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