David Malekpour, president of studio-equipment sales, design and integration company Professional Audio Design (PAD), has formed distribution company Audio Exchange International (AXI).

David Malekpour, president of studio-equipment sales, design and integration company Professional Audio Design (PAD), has formed distribution company Audio Exchange International (AXI).

AXI will distribute high-end U.S. and European-based audio products. In conjunction with Steinberg USA and the Nashville Nuendo Users Group, the company will debut German manufacturer WK Audio's ID Controller for Steinberg's Nuendo digital audio workstation platform during the summer NAMM session, to be held July 23-25 at the Nashville Convention Center.

AXI and PAD are both based in Rockland, Mass. AXI is handling distribution for PAD, WK Audio, Audient, Aurora Audio, Desk Doctor and Advanced Tech Services Group.

PAD is the only factory-authorized full-service reseller of pre-owned Solid State Logic consoles in North America.