High Wycombe, UK (July 16, 2019)—The Focusrite Group has acquired studio monitor manufacturer ADAM Audio GmbH.
ADAM Audio will continue to operate out of its main offices in Berlin, Germany, under the leadership of managing director Christian Hellinger, and a corporate statement from Focusrite emphasizes that the monitor company will remain autonomous.
The acquisition is the first for Focusrite Group since it went public in 2014; the conglomerate is now comprised of Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, ADAM Audio, Novation and Ampify.
Tim Carroll, CEO of the Focusrite Group, noted, “We need to ensure they [ADAM Audio] 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, and control, the opportunities are abundant to refine recording and production workflows together.”
Between the brands, the Focusrite Group already offered interfaces, instruments and music-creation software. As Focusrite Founder and Chairman Phil Dudderidge noted, “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. 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.”
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