Digidesign is an American digital audio technology company. It was founded in 1984 by Peter Gotcher and Evan Brooks. It officially changed its name to Avid in 2010. Digidesign products will continue to be produced and will now carry the Avid brand name. Digidesign is a pioneer in the computer audio world. Their flagship has been and continues to be Pro Tools which came in many variations of software and hardware throughout the years. Digidesign has also made a number of products for the Pro Tools platform, including several software plug-ins. They also manufacture a wide variety of hardware add-ons for Pro Tools, such as audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, Synchronizers, and control surfaces. And in the spring of 2005 they introduced a system for live sound mixing called VENUE.