A cardboard box filled with miscellaneous audio parts and labeled "Sound Devices" marked the humble beginnings of a rural Wisconsin-based company. Nowadays, Sound Devices is recognized and respected worldwide for its innovative technology, unparalleled design and build quality, and superior customer service for its portable audio and video product lines.
In the summer of 1998, the founders of Sound Devices set out with one goal in mind design and build robust, intuitive field production audio products that improve the workflow for audio professionals everywhere. Within a year, the company made strong inroads into the broadcast market with its first high-performance product, the MP-1 Portable Microphone Preamp.
With the new millennium came other innovations, including one of the earliest USB computer audio interfaces, the USBPre (now the USBPre 2), and then a full line of field mixers, like the 442 and 302. In 2004, Sound Devices entered the non-linear field recording markets with its pioneering line of 7-Series digital audio recorders and mixing accessories.