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Phil Dudderidge

Focusrite plc
Executive Chairman
Phil founded Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd in 1989 to purchase the business assets of Focusrite Ltd, a company founded by Rupert Neve in 1985. He led the acquisition by Focusrite of Novation (synths and keyboards) in 2004. Currently the group has c.$100m. revenue per annum and continues to grow.  The company formed a partnership with Digidesign from 1995 to develop plugins emulating Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 EQ and compressor units. This led to joint ventures to develop the original Mbox audio interface and Control|24 control surface for Pro Tools, marketed by Digidesign / Avid. Phil led the Focusrite Plc IPO in 2014 on the London AIM Market, and the recent acquisition of ADAM Audio (Berlin) by Focusrite Plc.  His previous experience included founding Soundcraft (1973 - 1988), and before that was a live sound engineer including a US tour by Led Zeppelin in Spring 1970.