Studer is a designer and manufacturer of audio equipment for recording studios and broadcasters. The company was founded in Zürich, Switzerland, in 1948 by Willi Studer. It initially became known in the 1950s for its professional tape recorders. In the 1990s the company moved into the manufacture of mixing consoles.
Management, sales, engineering, R&D and customer service are based in Regensdorf, Switzerland, while manufacturing and marketing are part of the Soundcraft facility in Potters Bar, England. Studer is now a subsidiary of Harman International Industries which is owned by Samsung Electronics.