Røde Microphones

Røde Microphones

Infobox Company
name = RØDE Microphones

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foundation = 1967 by Henry and Astrid Freedman
location_city = Silverwater, New South Wales
location_country = Australia
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RØDE Microphones, based in Silverwater, New South Wales, Australia, is a company, established in 1967 by Henry and Astrid Freedman, that designs and manufactures microphones and related accessories. RØDE Microphones' products are mostly used in professional and project studios as well as in sound reinforcement applications, and are used for live performance, film, video, and vocal performance.

In 1994 the company began exporting to the United States, and by 1998 it exported to 31 countries and overseas sales accounted for over 95% of revenue.cite news
first = John
last = Mcleay
title = Exporting proves a very sound decision
url =
publisher = The Australian
date = September 14 1998
accessdate = 2007-06-30
] The company also conducted joint research with the CSIRO's National Measurement Laboratory. In 1999 at the Premier's Exporter of the Year Awards the company was named the Exporter of the Year and received the Small to Medium Innovative Manufacturer award.cite news
first =
last =
title = Microphone maker wins
url =
publisher = The Daily Telegraph
date = October 21 1999
accessdate = 2007-06-30
] In 2006, RØDE acquired American studio monitor manufacturer Event Electronics. [cite web
url = http://mixonline.com/recording/business/audio_rde_buys_event/
title = RODE Microphones buys Event
work = Mix Magazine
accessdate = 2007-06-30
date = 2006-07-01
]

Awards

* In January, 2006, RØDE won the Electronic Musician magazine Editor's Choice award for its NT2-A studio condenser microphone. [cite web
url = http://emusician.com/2006_editors_choice_awards/
title = EM's 2006 EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARDS
work = Electronic Musician magazine
accessdate = 2007-07-05
date = 2006-01-18
]

* April 2006, RØDE's NT2-A microphone won "World's Best Studio Microphone" at the prestigious "Musikmesse International Press Award" (MIPA) in Frankfurt, Germany. [cite web
url = http://mixonline.com/news/headline/2006-mipa-awards-040606/index.html
title = 2006 MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) Awards
work = Mix Magazine
accessdate = 2007-07-05
date = 2006-04-06
]

* June, 2006, RØDE's "Podcaster" microphone won an Australian Design Award. [cite web
url = http://designawards.com.au/application_detail.jsp?status=8&applicationID=595
title = Australian Design Awards
work = Australian Design Awards website
accessdate = 2007-07-05
date = 2007-06-04
]

ee also

*List of microphone manufacturers

References

External links

* [http://www.rodemic.com Official website]
* [http://rodemic.com/history.php Company history]
* [http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug05/articles/rodevisit.htm Sound on Sound article on Røde Microphones]


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