Vancouver, BC-based Radial Engineering has announced the recent acquisition of the Komit Compressor from boutique manufacturer Burgin-McDaniel.
For more than10 years, Kevin Burgin and Drake Williams of Burgin-McDaniel played central roles at Rupert Neve Designs before leaving to start Burgin-McDaniel.
Burgin worked under the stewardship of Rupert Neve as primary circuit designer, where he designed the entire Portico range, including the TEC Award wining 5042 Tape Emulator. He also developed the electronics for Taylor Guitars Expression system and Legendary Audio’s Masterpiece.
During this period, Williams played a key role as circuit layout and mechanical designer for Rupert Neve and was responsible for taking product concepts and turning them into reality.
According to Radial President Peter Janis: “This is much more than the simple acquisition of an exceptional product design. The opportunity to have two of the world’s leading audio designers join our team was an opportunity we could not resist.
“So as part of the deal, we agreed to purchase the Komit design and roll it into our soon to be released LunchBox series. Kevin and Drake are already hard at work developing a complete range that will compliment API’s popular 500 series and you can be sure that we will add a bit of ‘Radial spice’ to bring it to another level.”
The Komit Compressor is currently going through a redesign so that it will integrate switches, LEDs, and connectors that are currently in use in the Radial production line. This will make it easier and more cost effective to produce, which in turn will make it more affordable for the end user.
“We are very excited about having Kevin and Drake join our team and are looking forward to developing exciting and innovative products for years to come,” Janis adds.