Rycote's Senior Engineer Chris Woolf Joins Rode Microphones

The Freedman Group, parent company of Rode Microphones, has announced the appointment of audio innovator Chris Woolf as a senior innovation engineer, exclusive to Rode.

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

Woolf is considered one of the industry's leaders 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 new technology that will be revealed very soon, according to the company.

“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!”

Woolf adds, “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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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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