Phil Dudderidge, a veteran live-sound engineer, co-founded Soundcraft in the 1973, one of the most innovative pro audio companies in the industry at the time. He later purchased the Focusrite company in 1989. The business began out of a request from Sir George Martin for Rupert Neve to design a series of mic-pre and EQ console modules. Phil reissued the original modules in 1990 as the building block of the Focusrite Studio Console. From those beginnings, Focusrite has gained a reputation for innovative products both in analogue and digital and is today the leading audio interface brand. Novation became a sister brand in 2004.
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