The Focusrite Group, which comprises the Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation and Ampify Music brands, has today announced the acquisition of leading studio monitor company, ADAM Audio.
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. For the Focusrite Group, the creation and recording of music is everything," says Focusrite founder and chairman, Phil Dudderidge. “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 squarely on ensuring ADAM Audio has all the necessary freedom and autonomy to continue their lifetime story of technological innovations but Tim Carroll, CEO of the Focusrite Group admits that it will be hard to contain the excitement in both companies to start innovating together:
“ADAM Audio is undeniably a leader in the field of electroacoustic,” he says. "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. We need to ensure they receive all the support they require to continue raising the sonic bar. The fact 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, and control, the opportunities are abundant to refine recording and production workflows together.”
ADAM Audio will continue to operate out of their main offices in Berlin, Germany, under the leadership of Christian Hellinger.