Blackmagic Design buys Fairlight

Blackmagic Design acquires Fairlight

Blackmagic Design has announced its acquisition of Fairlight, a provider of digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.

Fairlight designs and manufactures integrated audio control surfaces and software. Fairlight Live products feature consoles that are designed for on-air and live productions, giving users edge audio processing and control surfaces that range from 12 to 60 faders, along with audio I/O interfaces with full redundancy for mission critical work in broadcast facilities, outside broadcast trucks, performing arts venues and houses of worship.

For post production, Fairlight creates compact desktop audio post systems to large format mixing consoles with dedicated controls.

Fairlight’s editing software and audio post consoles offer features like time compression and expansion that allows audio within a single clip to be precisely aligned to picture.

Designed for the film and television post production markets, Fairlight also creates immersive 3D audio workstations so customers can deliver 3D sound in formats such as 5.1, DTS MDA, Dolby Atmos, NHK’s 22.2 and more.

Fairlight’s 3D audio workstations are large format mixers with complete support for both 2K and 4K video playback.