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Focusrite Group Acquires Adam Audio

The Focusrite Group, which comprises the Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation and Ampify Music brands, has acquired German studio monitor company, Adam Audio GmbH. This is the first acquisition for The Focusrite Group since going public in 2014.

“I am delighted that we have an important new addition to our family of brands," says Focusrite Founder and Chairman Phil Dudderidge. "For the Focusrite Group, the creation and recording of music is everything. With a vision to create the most holistic creative experience for recording professionals and musicians alike, choosing the right high-precision studio monitor brand is key. Together with Adam Audio we can achieve so much more, removing the technical barriers that frustrate artists seeking to record and reveal their true sound.”

The Focusrite Group says its initial focus is on ensuring Adam Audio has the necessary freedom and autonomy to continue its technological innovations.

“Adam Audio is undeniably a leader in the field of electroacoustics. The A7Xs and S3s have become standards in recording spaces across the globe. Even so, I know the team have no interest in resting on their laurels," adds Tim Carroll, CEO of the Focusrite Group. "We need to ensure they receive all the support they require to continue raising the sonic bar. That our two companies are so aligned from a cultural perspective reassures me that, as we increasingly work together, great things will happen. With so much expertise between us in acoustics, sound reproduction, DSP, Audio-over-IP and control, the opportunities are abundant to refine recording and production workflows together.”

Adam Audio will continue to operate out of its main offices in Berlin, Germany, under the leadership of Christian Hellinger, who comments: “What a perfect beginning for the next chapter of our great company’s story. I’m so proud of what the ADAM Audio team has achieved over the past 20 years, and can’t wait to see what we’ll achieve together with the Focusrite Group in our 3rd decade of creating future-oriented innovative professional monitoring and loudspeaker technologies.”

Adam Audio is distributed in Canada by HHB Canada.

For more information, go to www.focusrite.com.

[Photo at top: Focusrite CEO Tim Carroll (left) & Adam Audio's Christian Hellinger]

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Professional Sound. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.