A graduate of the University of Florida's School of Engineering, Sabine founder and CEO Doran Oster built the company based on innovation and quality. Some people go into business distributing other people's products, or making products that are similar to everyone else's product, but cheaper, Oster said. That's what I call a 'me too' product. We don't have the resources to do things cheaper than our international competitors. A Sabine product has to be something new or something substantially better than what's on the market.
Sabine, Inc. began as a guitar repair/flute manufacturing shop in 1971 in Gainesville, Florida. The company added accessories and guitars to the retail store's inventory and with a special attention to customer service, Sabine Music Center soon became the largest music and instrument retailer in North Central Florida.
Oster refocused the company back to manufacturing with the invention of the best capo ever made. Emphasis on manufacturing continued with the introduction of the company's first electronic product, the MT-4001 quartz metronome.
Sabine introduced its first tuner, the ST-1000, in 1987, and by 1990 it became the best-selling chromatic tuner in the United States. Sabine then pioneered the world's first automatic feedback controller, the FBX Feedback Exterminator, in 1990. The FBX won the 1991 Technical Excellence and Creativity Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement, was named Pick Hit at the 1992 National Association of Broadcasters Convention, was chosen as Product of the Year by the British Professional Light and Sound Association in 1993, and was a finalist for Discover Magazine's Technological Innovation Award in 1996.
In 1999, Sabine introduced the next step in wireless systems: True Mobility® Wireless Microphone Systems with on-board FBX Feedback Exterminator®, compressor/limiter and de-esser. No other wireless system offers the True Mobility's freedom from feedback or the ability to tailor the sound of individual inputs. The easy-to-use controls and 1-U size make it a must for performers, pastors/preachers and boardroom execs alike. Sabine recently began shipping the new SWM7000 Series 2.4 GHz Wireless Microphone Systems - a tremendous breakthrough in wireless technology. With Sabine�s onboard DSP: FBX, Compressor/Limiter, De-esser and Microphone SuperModeling™ - and the freedom of the 2.4 GHz band, the SWM7000 has set the new standard for the wireless industry.
Users of Sabine products include: The White House, the Vienna State Opera House, the Australian Parliament, the United Nations Headquarters, SeaWorld Adventure Parks, the Walt Disney Company, NASA, the Rolling Stones, the BlackEyed Peas, Universal Studios, the Vatican, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the David Letterman Show and many others.