dbx is a manufacturer of professional audio equipment for the live, recording and install markets.
It began over 40 years ago with the vision of a single man to create a better way to record audio and that vision has continued into a new millennium. The late David Blackmer, who is universally considered to be the father of modern Compression, had a quest to improve the dynamic range of analog recordings using decibel expansion. This quest produced the decilinear VCA and RMS detector which taken together have changed the sonic landscape and made possible so many of our current audio technologies. In 1971, Mr. Blackmer founded dbx® which has collectively produced over 35 patents that continue to forge and reshape the landscape in the Live Sound, Studio Recording, and Installed Sound professional audio markets today. Our award-winning team of designers and engineers have embraced Mr. Blackmer’s passion for audio purity with a vengeance, and continue to design and build the precise and accurate tools necessary for today’s audio production. From our rock-solid Analog products like the 20-Series EQs and 10-Series Compressors, to our cutting-edge Performance and Commercial Audio products – our DriveRack and ZonePRO lines – we provide the tools to accommodate all of your audio needs.