Focusrite/Novation has announced the opening of a new office in central London.
Located in Tileyard Studios, a “creative hub” in King’s Cross, the new facility complements Focusrite/Novation’s existing HQ in High Wycombe and other offices in Germany and the USA. The manufacturer of audio interfaces, synths and musical instruments is now looking to recruit “the next generation of aspiring product designers, thinkers, coders and makers” to join its team.
The new office is also tasked with “reaching out to inspire the local community and create partnerships”, part of which includes a collaboration with Beatcamp, a new business which, through its “beat-dating process”, connects musicians and producers. The first ‘Focusrite x Beatcamp’ event (pictured) ran on 11 and 12 April 2015 and proved “a huge success”, says Focusrite, with 20 music-makers and producers each completing a track each in six hours with a matched production partner.
Matt Derbyshire, head of product and marketing at the London office, says: “We’re excited to be in the heart of London, where we can engage much more closely with the community and attract London’s finest creative talent to join us in creating the next generation of innovative music making products.”
Tileyard, which began life as Amplifi in late 2011, is also home to studios owned by Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, Zane Lowe and Tinchy Stryder (see Trick of the Tileyard: King’s Cross studio boom).