Issue 91

Freedman Group Appoints Rycote Lyre Inventor Chris Woolf


6 August 2018

The Freedman Group – home to Rode Microphones – has appointed audio innovator Chris Woolf as a Senior Innovation Engineer, exclusive to Rode.

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 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 Rode 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 Rode 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, “Rode’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.”



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