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Articles September - October 2023

Capturing The True Essence Of Sound New!

From Lewitt Audio's Pure Tube Microphone to Sennheiser's Profile USB Microphone, these studio microphones offer precise audio quality to the users and deliver crisp, clear sound. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Photo Feature: Studio Showcase New!

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Articles September - October 2023

Mastering The Art Of Sound With Donal Whelan New!

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Articles September - October 2023

Nx Audio Celebrates Two Decades Of Pro Audio Journey New!

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Mumbai Studio Explores New Verticals With Genelec Monitors New!

The combination of Genelec Smart Active Monitors and digital audio interface delivered an ideal monitoring solution for BOING Recording Studios. read more

Articles September - October 2023

IRAA Awards 2023: Jury Reflections New!

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Gray Spark Audio Opens New Studio For Academy Students New!

PALM Expo Magazine Team talks to Ronak Runwal to explore how the newly-designed Studio D is poised to become a recording haven for the academy students. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Firdaus Studio: Building A Sonic Paradise For Recording Artists New!

The Firdaus Studio by A.R. Rahman stands as a beacon of innovation in the music production industry. PALM Expo Magazine explores the making of the musical maestro's magnus opus in the recording landscape. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Naveen Deshpande Elevates Stand-Up Comedy with Bespoke Lighting Designs New!

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Freedman Purchases Soundfield

The Freedman Electronics Group, home to pro audio brands like RØDE Microphones, Event Electronics and Aphex, expanded its company portfolio on 21 November, 2016 by purchasing the surround sound recording marque SoundField from TSL Products, the broadcast equipment manufacturer.

RØDE Founder and Managing Director Peter Freedman AM and TSL Products’ Managing Director Chris Exelby sealed a deal that would now see Freedman Electronics take control over the entire SoundField company, including the current product line as well as all IP associated with the iconic brand. The existing product line will continue and all support and warranty for SoundField products will now be handled through the new entity. TSL Products will retain the upmix/downmix processing product range which will be rebranded.

Peter Freedman said, “I am extremely excited that we have added the SoundField product line to the Group. RØDE is a power player in studio and live microphones and the world’s market leader in on-camera mics, so adding a product line like SoundField with its unique surround sound microphones and applications to our portfolio is a real step for the Freedman Electronics Group.”

SoundField invented 360-degree surround sound or ambisonic – audio capture technology in 1978 and remains a leading brand. Today, the range includes innovative ambisonic microphones and systems/apps for broadcast, music and location recording.

“The applications for cinema, home theatre, music, and gaming and crucially the rapidly growing Virtual Reality medium are astounding. SoundField created the technologies that are now benchmark equipment for capturing responsive atmosphere and a stunning sonic world. Oculus Rift, Playstation, Google, Samsung, HTC, even Facebook are all exploring and expanding their immersive VR experiences,” added Freedman.

Chris Exelby commented, “We are proud to have brought the revolutionary SoundField microphone and processor range to its current prominence across many sectors from live sports and broadcast events to music recording and now to VR. It is fitting that SoundField has now found a new home with one of the world’s most innovative microphone manufacturers, where it can be developed still further, while we at TSL Products focus on our core broadcast business and invest further in the crucial R&D that will lead to the next generation of broadcast control, monitoring and power management solutions.”

TSL Products’ Product Director Pieter Schillebeeckx will join The Freedman Electronics Group as New Product Development Director, in January 2017.

Pieter Schillebeeckx said, “I am looking forward to a terrific new challenge. RØDE is simply the envy of the audio industry and with Peter Freedman’s vision on both product innovation and market strategy this is a great opportunity to develop new technologies and be part of the ongoing audio revolution that RØDE is building. To be able to live and work in such a beautiful country as Australia is really a bonus.”

Freedman said, “I welcome Peter Schillebeeckx to the RØDE team. It’s very exciting that someone so steeped in the SoundField microphone technology and history is enhancing our brains trust.”


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