Gibson acquires DJ software Deckadance from Image-Line

Image LineSoftware has sold the Deckadance DJ music application and rights to Gibson Brands.
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NASHVILLE, TN-May 13,2015—Image LineSoftware has sold the Deckadance DJ music application and rights to Gibson Brands, the fastest-growing company in the music industry. As Image-Line COO Frank Van Biesen states, “Growing Deckadance any further required our expanding into hardware development, which would have diverted attention from our core business of developing FL Studio, our highly successful music production application and related software. With Gibson Brands building new products around Deckadance, not only will existing Deckadance customers receive ongoing support, but with Gibson’s proven hardware expertise Deckadance enthusiasts can look forward to a bright future.”

The core of Deckadance’s software team will remain intact to ensure consistency in future development, as well as make sure that future innovations are consistent with what users love about Deckadance. Because the sale was a friendly and strategic move for both companies, Image-Line and Gibson will collaborate closely to create the smoothest transition possible.

According to Gibson Brands CEO and Chairman Henry Juszkiewicz, “We have many exciting plans for Stanton, and projects that will rejuvenate the DJ scene in the years to come. Acquiring Deckadance is a huge step forward in that direction. We’re grateful to Image-Line for creating a strong foundation, and can’t wait to build additional innovations on that foundation.”

About Image Line Software:

Established in 1994, Image Line Software provides high quality music applications to the computer- based music community and is well known for its leading digital audio workstation (DAW) package FL Studio as used by artists such as Avicii, Afrojack, Martin Garrix etc, FL Studio Mobile (Android & iOS), Groove Machine Mobile (Android, iOS & Windows App), high quality VST synthesizers and innovative Effect/Processing plugins including Harmor, Sytrus, Maximus & Gross Beat. In addition to audio software, Image Line Software develops and distributes the web site building application, EZGenerator.

About Gibson Brands:

Gibson Brands, the fastest-growing company in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer electronics, and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences to consumers by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands.