Rycote Lyre Inventor Chris Woolf Joins RØDE Microphones

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Rycote Lyre Inventor Chris Woolf Joins RØDE Microphones
Revolutionary New Shockmounts and Windshields Now in Development

Via RØDE Press:

Friday August 3, 2018: Australian pro audio giant The Freedman Group – home to the world’s number one audio capture brand RØDE Microphones – is proud to announce the appointment of legendary audio innovator 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.

Mr. Woolf is rightly considered the world’s leader in developing advanced technology to control noise in microphone systems generated from vibration and handling, and of course wind noise. He 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,” says Freedman Group Founder and Chairman, Peter Freedman AM. “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!”

Mr Woolf says, 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.”

About RØDE Microphones and The Freedman Group:

RØDE Microphones (www.rode.com) designs and manufactures high-quality microphones and related accessories for studio, live and location use. Its products are designed and primarily manufactured in Sydney, Australia and exported to over 117 countries globally. It is part of The Freedman Group, with APHEX, Event and SoundField. Freedman Electronics celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017.

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(cover photo credit: snap from RØDE Microphones and RycoteUK YT Channel)

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