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About Us

About Us

We believe in enriching peoples' lives through music, and we're proud to play our small part in that massive endeavour.

We make audio interfaces, and that's all we do. It's the job of an audio interface to sit between you and your sound being shared with the world, and we're the best in the world at making that happen.

But what does it mean to make the best audio interfaces in the world?

The best interface should help you record your sound, exactly as it is. It should be ready to go when you are, never skipping a beat. It should be easy to use, removing pointless technical barriers that get in the way of you enriching yours and others' lives through music.

We want to help you do this. We want to make music easier to make. We believe in a world where all musicians are able to record their own sound with ease. If we can remove pointless complexity, and in some way, inspire you to record, enable you to do so and support you on your journey, then our work here is done.

Of course, we didn't always make audio interfaces. There wasn't always a computer! But those same principles applied.

Back in the 80s, we made consoles. Twelve to be precise. Probably the best sounding consoles ever made. It's a good story and one that has made us laugh and cry. If you've got a spare hour, perhaps it will inspire you.

We're not alone on our mission. We have nine sister brands focused on the same thing, but in different ways.

Focusrite Pro is our division focussed on the complex needs of the audio professional, for whom sound is not just a passion, but a way of life, and their living.

Martin Audio have been uniting audiences for almost five decades with their awe-inspiring touring and installation loudspeaker systems.

Based in Berlin, ADAM Audio are precision innovators in the field of professional monitoring and loudspeaker technology, made famous by their unique ART ribbon tweeter.

Optimal Audio, an initiative of Martin Audio, strives to enliven the rather traditional and unnecessarily complex world of commercial audio.

Novation is obsessed with helping electronic music makers find new ways to produce and perform new music.

Born out of the Novation team and based in Tileyard, King's Cross, London, Ampify Music challenge themselves every day to make some really cool music-making apps that are super accessible, yet extendable and deep.

Sequential was founded by legendary synth designer Dave Smith, whose industry accolades include co-inventing MIDI and designing the world’s first programmable Polysynth, the Prophet® 5.

Linea Research is a manufacturer of high-power amplifiers, Digital Signal Processors, audio networking and software products and was formed in 2003 by a team of experienced professional audio specialists.

Oberheim is the 21st century return of the legendary analogue synthesiser manufacturer, guided by engineer and inventor Tom Oberheim.

And last but certainly not least, Sonnox is an award-winning audio software company with a range of innovative, high quality, processing software that’s used in a wide range of audio applications including mixing for music production, live sound, broadcast, TV and film, and even scientific and forensics projects.