Journalists had the exclusive chance to go behind the scenes at Rycote’s brand new manufacturing facility and get hands on with production
25th October 2023 – Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom – Rycote Windshields, the renowned developer and manufacturer of shock and wind protection for field production sound, is thrilled to announce the resounding success of its recent press day. The event, held at Rycote’s brand new manufacturing facility in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, offered key industry editors a hands-on experience that showcased the company’s commitment to British manufacturing excellence and innovation.
The event, which took place on 19th October 2023, brought together a team of industry journalists for an opportunity to meet with Rycote’s diverse and international audio team, some of whom are based at the new facility, and some company representatives from both the US and Italy. Participants were invited to explore the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and gain insights into the company’s strategy and future roadmap.
The highlight of the event was a behind the scenes factory tour that allowed attendees to meet the production team and to witness first-hand the meticulous craftsmanship and technology that goes into every Rycote product. Bringing the manufacturing to life, journalists had their very own chance to make their own Rycote Classic Softie, highlighting the hands-on production techniques and craftsmanship that Rycote champions. The tour also gave them a special opportunity to experience first-hand Rycotes’ brand new hemi-anechoic chamber with wind tunnel.
James Scott, Operations Director, Rycote, comments: “Hosting our press event at the new factory was a rewarding experience. It provided us with a platform to not only present our manufacturing facilities, but also to introduce our fundamental values as a community-oriented organisation. Press had the opportunity to see first-hand the dedication of our talented workforce and the processes that go into local manufacturing. With Rycote products, the attention to detail is key, and we take immense pride in exactly that, and it was evident in every step of the tour. It’s a testament to the quality that defines Rycote.”
Bjorn Rennemo-Henriksen, Channel Director, Audio, expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming support from the press adding: “We are thrilled by the success of our press event. It was fantastic to come together and share our company values, plans, mission and of course, our brand-new facilities.”
Rycote’s commitment to innovation, quality, British manufacturing and sustainability were the overarching themes of the event, highlighting the company’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of professional audio technology.
The press event exemplified Rycote Windshields’ mission to provide audio professionals with the tools they need to capture pristine sound, even in the most challenging conditions. By working in close collaboration with its network of partners, Rycote continues to lead the industry with its cutting-edge solutions.
Rycote Microphone Windshields has been developing and delivering the industry standard shock and wind protection for the extremes of field production sound for fifty years. In addition to producing industry-standard shock and wind protection tools, Rycote also offers a range of high-quality microphones, including HC Shotgun Mics and Pencil Microphones, designed to provide precision recording capabilities across a variety of recording environments. The company builds the best field production tools for microphones today, while engineering the tools of the future. Find out more at: https://rycote.com/
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