Tracktion Acquires 2JW Design

2jw_BldgTracktion Corporation, a developer of music recording software, has completed the acquisition of Seattle-based, audio hardware manufacturer, 2JW Design. The merger is seen as the next step toward Tracktion’s stated goal of creating a new line of boutique professional audio hardware. The first of these products, a computer interface called Copper Reference, is due in 2016.

Prior to the acquisition, 2JW Design had specialized in the creation of bespoke professional audio gear for customers such as Guitar Center and Microsoft. It was essentially a custom design shop to meet certain specifications and the manufacturing capability to quickly produce thousands of units.

“We’ve been relying on 2JW’s engineering talent throughout the development of our hardware program,” says Tracktion co-founder, Dave Christenson. “Merging Tracktion and 2JW into a single company is intended to streamline operations and speed products to market. After a couple years of close cooperation, we’re pleased to finally bring everyone together under one roof, so to speak.”

Tracktion Corporation is best known as the developer of the Tracktion digital audio workstation (DAW), which is designed for use by musicians without a studio engineering background. The new hardware group will focus on the design and manufacture of limited run, high value recording products currently intended for manufacture in the U.S.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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