inMusic Brands Set to Acquire Renowned Audio Manufacturer Rane Corporation

July 6 2016, 10:00
Highly regarded maker of innovative audio products and solutions for the professional audio and DJ markets, Rane Corporation is to join inMusic’s lineup of companies. According to the announcement released by Jack O’Donnell’s group of companies, Rane co-founders Linda Arink and Dennis Bohn have agreed to sell Rane Corporation to inMusic LLC. inMusic Brands announced that the transaction is set to be completed this summer. After the sale, Ms. Arink and Mr. Bohn plan to step down and retire.

Rane Corporation is well-known for its cutting-edge audio products for the DJ and professional audio markets. Founded and incorporated in 1981, Rane quickly established itself as a valuable supplier to the professional market, with products that introduced new and innovative features, with an emphasis on performance, value and reliability. Today, Rane’s reputation for engineering excellence extends to a wide range of products, including DJ mixers, amplifiers, equalizers, networking products
and crossovers.

The inMusic roster of companies spans the range from keyboards, electronic percussion, recording hardware and software, loudspeakers/headphones, amplifiers/media players/signal distribution, lighting and consumer electronics. According to inMusic, Rane’s product offerings fit perfectly within this marketing approach, significantly strengthening and broadening inMusic’s reach into several key market segments.

“I am proud Rane is going to become a member of the inMusic family,” said Linda Arink, Finance Director for Rane. “This is the perfect new home for our company, one that will embrace the legacy of our products and grow our business to its maximum potential."

Based in Mukilteo, WA, Rane Corporation is an established innovator in problem-solving audio tools, professionally engineered with a focus on science, price/performance. Designed and manufactured exclusively in the United States, Rane’s product distribution is worldwide. Marketplaces are DJ (performance, club, mobile & recording), Live Sound (FOH and monitoring) and Commercial (music & paging, networked systems) featuring innovative analog and digital audio products for each category. For more information, visit

Rane Corporation was founded and incorporated in 1981 in Washington State. The owners all previously worked together in middle management positions at Phase Linear Corporation, a high-end consumer electronics company. Owners became separate department heads based upon their expertise. This organization created an unusually strong structure, since all department heads had a unique owner’s perspective in making it succeed.
The company name was selected from an anagram created from the common letters of the first and last names of the original founders.

A noteworthy testament to Rane’s design significance and reliability reputation, is that in their first two years of production, Rane designed and shipped eight new products - four of which are still in production today. Since 1995, Rane maintains and updates an excellent website including a Pro Audio Reference section, which remains one of the audio industry’s most important online resources.
Rane’s DEQ 60L Stereo 1/3-Octave Graphic Equalizer with patented Perfect-Q technology.

Rane holds patents on Constant-Q Graphic EQ Topology, Accelerated-Slope EQ, teleconferencing systems, Magnetic Fader, Acoustic Echo Canceller, Perfect-Q Technology, Improved Digital Filter, Microphone Mute Technology, two patents on Feedback Detection Technology and Gain-Sharing Automixers technologies. 

“Rane Corporation is a great addition to inMusic,” says Jack O’Donnell, CEO of inMusic. “Rane is a dynamic, esteemed audio brand focused on enhancing DJ performance and professional sound.” InMusic family of brands includes AIR Music Technology, Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, ION Audio, Marantz Professional, Marq Lighting, M-Audio, MixMeister and Numark. While maintaining unique brand identities, each of inMusic’s companies is dedicated to creating cutting-edge products that incorporate and build upon the latest in engineering, design, and technology.
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