Image-Line has announced that Gibson has acquired Image-Line’s Deckadance DJ music application and rights.
“Growing Deckadance any further required our expanding into hardware development,” says Image-Line CFO Frank Van Biesen, “which would have diverted attention from our core business of developing FL Studio.”
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.
Image-Line included this message to customers as part of its announcement:
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.