Established in 1979, PMI Audio Group is a professional audio company located in Gardena, California. Specializing in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for recording, video, post, film, broadcast, and the fixed installation markets, PMI Audio brands include: Studio Projects, Trident Audio Developments, Joemeek, Toft Audio Designs, Tonelux, and Valley People.
PMI Audio Group offers service and equipment modifications in house, incorporating the latest testing equipment and the finest techs available. We stock large quantities of all product models, which ship direct, from our facilities in the USA and the UK. We boast our own in house advertising and marketing department that creates our own literature, shipping boxes, gift boxes, web sites, graphic design of our products and trade show booths. The department oversees our advertising and creates our own ads in house, which we advertise monthly in seven publications including, Mix, EQ, Electronic Musician, Pro Audio Review, Pro Sound News, Audio Media, and Recording Magazine.
PMI Audio Group utilizes several independent professional representative firms though out the United States to promote, demonstrate, and sell our products to the professional dealer network. In those areas that are not covered by representatives, PMI’s in-house staff is always available. In addition, we have aligned ourselves with distributors representing our products globally. We have a direct marketing program that enables us to market direct to the end user, so the customer can be sure of getting the proper information on the product quickly and efficiently. It has been a very successful program.
The first product PMI Audio Group introduced to the American market was Joemeek in early 1995. Joemeek is a signal processing line specializing in Photo-Optical Audio Compressors, Mic Preamplifiers, EQ's, and enhancers. Joemeek is focused towards the professional recording and home studio markets. We also manufacture a profitable Joemeek microphone line and are engineering a new upper end series called “Telstar” after Joe Meek’s most famous work. Joemeek’s products are created by Alan Hyatt and are designed by Alan Bradford in our UK branch.
Studio Projects designs high quality microphones, mic pres and 500 Series modules crafted with the studio engineer in mind. Led by designer/engineer Brent Casey, SP microphones can hold their own against almost any microphone produced today, and often at a fraction of the cost. The value of this equipment is in the results and we challenge the discerning engineer to try our gear and judge for them self.
Created from the mind of Paul Wolff, Tonelux Designs is a manifestation of his passion and experience. Tonelux launched with the concept of smaller format consoles and summing which would feature Tonelux’ specific sonic flavor, intuitive design, and excellent craftsmanship. This concept continues as Tonelux is the leader of modular design, allowing multiple methods of including Tonelux into your signal path. The work speaks for itself with the continued satisfaction of our clients and with results that are heard in every facet of pro audio. Tonelux has introduced the V-Series racks and modules, the 1628 discrete console, the Equalux dual rack mount EQ, The TILT rack Mount tone control, the OTB16 summing mixer, and the Tonelux modules in 500 series format, including a 500 series portable, expandable rack system with more power than any other brand.
Trident Audio Developments
Trident Audio Developments incredible impact on popular music can be heard in the classic tracks of David Bowie, Queen, T-Rex and many others. Trident Audio Developments newest venture is to offer the classic modules that have launched it into its legendary status in the Series 80B® and A-Range channel strips. Trident is also creating new designs in the same high quality realm by offering the HG3 high definition studio monitors.
After long negotiations, PMI Audio has announced its acquisition of the original Trident Audio Developments Company. PMI has purchased all of the trademark rights, intellectual property rights, goodwill and assets of Trident Audio Developments from David Stocks. David Stocks acquired the company from Relyon after Malcolm Toft sold it to Relyon.
Toft Audio Designs
Toft Audio Designs is dedicated to providing high quality, well engineered professional audio products at a very competitive price. Malcolm Toft, the designer behind the products and the founder of Trident Audio Developments, has an excellent pedigree as a recording engineer with credits like the Beatles' ‘Hey Jude’, David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, and James Taylor’s first album just to name a few. Malcolm Toft was the senior engineer at Trident Recording Studios in London from the early 1960’s. It was Roy Thomas Baker who replaced Malcolm after Malcolm founded the Trident Recording Console line. The first product released by Toft Audio is the ATC-2. The ATC-2 is a FET compressor with 4 band EQ and 2 microphone preamplifiers. Since the release of the ATC 2 there have been 3 other additions to the Toft Audio outboard gear line, and in 2006 the release of the ATB consoles. The ATB console is a modern recreation of the Trident 80B incorporating many of the core aspects designed into the legendary board including the EQ chain.
Valley People recently released the dyna-mite in 500 series format. It is the first module recreated in this format and many more are under developmen with the help of one of the original designers Michael “Doc” Morgan and a team of original assembly workers.
Audio Group 1845 W. 169th St., Gardena,
tel: (310)323-9050 facsimile: (310)323-9051
email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PMI Audio UK 4 Minerva Court, Woodland Close, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7BD UK
tel/fax: +44 (0) 1803 612 700
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