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Articles March-April 2021

Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more


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KKR Sells Stake In DJ Equipment Maker Alphatheta to Japan’s Noritsu




Investment firm KKR is selling ownership of AlphaTheta (formerly Pioneer DJ) to Noritsu, a Japanese photo processing machine manufacturer.

On March 2nd, 2020 Noritsu Koki Co., Ltd. has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with KKR PDJ Investment L.P. and Pioneer Corporation to transfer all AlphaTheta Corporation share each company holds to Noritsu Koki Co., Ltd.
With this agreement Noritsu Koki Co., Ltd. will be the parent company for AlphaTheta Corporation early April 2020.

As per the official press release by AlphaTheta, “Our business, operations, brands, including brand names will not be affected. We will continue contributing to the music industry with our innovative products and superior service through Pioneer DJ, rekordbox, KUVO, TORAIZ, Pioneer Professional Audio brands.”



Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Noritsu said it will acquire all shares of AlphaTheta for 35 billion yen ($324.9 million), and will use a 30 billion yen non-recourse loan to pay the interest-bearing debt of the target company. The acquisition is aimed at increasing the profitability of the company’s businesses and achieving growth in the medium-term management plan.

The deal comes shortly after AlphaTheta rebranded the business earlier this year.

“We are proud to have worked with the management team and employees of Pioneer DJ, now AlphaTheta, to assist the business’ growth in key global markets and to accelerate the company’s migration towards a software-subscription model to align with emerging industry trends – all as a standalone company,” Hiro Hirano, co-head of private equity for KKR Asia Pacific and CEO of KKR Japan, said in a statement. 

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