The Freedman Group – home to RØDE Microphones, APHEX, SoundField and Event Electronics – announced today the launch of brand new audio test and measurement division, RØDETest. Here's their press release with the details:
An exciting new avenue for RØDE Microphones, RØDETest will become home to a range of professional acoustic measurement microphones, software and accessories in the near future. The first step of this foray is The Freedman Group's acquisition of FuzzMeasure, the premier acoustic measurement software.
For more than a decade, FuzzMeasure has determined the audio performance of studios, live venues, performance spaces, reverbs, microphones and more, converting detailed acoustic data to beautiful, useful, easily understood and publishable graphics. It is the premier application for technicians and creators who require accurate auditory measurements as part of their process – installers, musicians, audio engineers, artists and more.
The acquisition of FuzzMeasure is the foundation move for RØDETest. "The scientific instruments we are developing for RØDETest are the perfect accompaniment to our monumentally successful ranges of studio, live and broadcast microphones," says RØDE Founder and Chairman, Peter Freedman AM. "We plan to shake the test and measurement industry up – as is the RØDE way."
RØDETest will open new markets for quality measuring microphones, says CEO Damien Wilson. "RØDE has always created new consumer pathways by applying RØDE's precision, low-cost manufacturing capability. RØDETest is an exciting development in our business and another example of our desire to be the voice – and choice – of today's creative generation."
FuzzMeasure Chief Developer, Chris Liscio, will continue to work with RØDETest, developing software updates and innovations. "I was very excited when RØDE first shared with me the plan to enter the acoustic measurement field and make FuzzMeasure the software for the RØDETest range. I look forward to seeing how it evolves under RØDE's stewardship."
RØDETest microphones, interfaces, software and kits are in development now and will be released later in 2018. Stay tuned. Meanwhile – to celebrate the launch of RØDETest and acquisition of FuzzMeasure, RØDE is reducing the price of a Personal Licence and first year subscription to a Commercial Licence by 20% and extending all existing Commercial Licence subscriptions by a complimentary 12 months. Visit www.rodetest.com and enter discount code RODETEST20 at checkout.