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 transportable tools, 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 552 and MixPreD followed soon after. In 2004, Sound Devices entered the non-linear field-recording markets with its innovative new 7-Series digital audio recorders, a product line expanded with the development numerous accessories, such as CL-WiFi, CL-8 Mixing Controls, and the CL-9 Linear Fader Controls.
Sound Devices continues that tradition in the audio industry with several award-winning products, such as the 633 compact production mixer, the 664 field production mixer, the 788T portable audio recording system, and the 970 half-rack audio recorder. All four have earned the prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award.