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Rycote Lyre inventor Chris Woolf joins RØDE Microphones

The appointment was made by RØDE parent company The Freedman Group.

Australian pro audio firm The Freedman Group – home to the world’s RØDE Microphones – has appointed Rycote Lyre inventor Chris Woolf as a senior innovation engineer, exclusive to RØDE.

Formerly a senior engineer for the windshield and microphone accessories company Rycote, Chris Woolf is the inventor of, amongst many other patented noise-reduction solutions, the ‘Rycote Lyre’ shock-mount and the ‘Rycote Cyclone’ Windshield system.

Woolf has been collaborating with RØDE since April of this year, and has already developed some “revolutionary” technology that will be revealed very soon.

“I am delighted to announce that we have secured Chris and his enormous talent,” said Freedman Group founder and chairman, Peter Freedman. “I am truly excited with what Chris has developed with us at RØDE over the last few months, and look forward to being able to reveal what I believe will really shake up this category!”

Woolf added: “RØDE’s dominant position in the on-camera market – as well as in film, broadcast and in studio recording – places them in the right place at the right time for innovation in the wind noise and structural borne vibration reduction field. The opportunity to work with such an amazing company, that has unique in-house manufacturing resources to explore new possibilities in the practical science of microphone noise reduction, is just wonderful.”