Image-Line's CFO 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.'
Message from Image Line to their Dekadance customers:
As the sale was a friendly and strategic move for both companies, Image-Line and Gibson will collaborate closely to create the smoothest transition possible. You will receive instructions from us in the near future on how to migrate your Deckadance license and account to the Stanton side of the Gibson equation (under Stanton DJ). We will continue to host Deckadance 2.43 (and activation keys) on our servers for the foreseeable future, but do encourage you to download and save a copy for your use until Stanton comes on stream.