Focusrite is a global music and audio products group that develops and markets proprietary hardware and software products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, its solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its group brands are category leaders in the music-making industry. Focusrite was established in 1985 to serve high-end professional recording studios. Phil Dudderidge acquired the assets of Focusrite Limited in 1989 and began to broaden the range of products to serve a wider customer base of professional, commercial and hobbyist musicians.