Universal Audio came to life in 1958 and has been releasing innovative recording devices ever since. Their founder, Bill Putnam Sr, worked for the likes of Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and more. Putnam would go on to invent the modern recording console, which drastically changed the future of the music industry. Today, the company continues their decades-long mission of providing innovative, reliable products to musicians and engineers around the world. Their headquarters are in Scotts Valley, California.