About Us

We’ve always been on a mission to help artists sculpt and perform sound; to help electronic music makers lose themselves on an endless music-making journey.

Ever since the iconic Bass Station back in 1993, we’ve kept on playing our part, shaping the sound of electronic music. Maybe even music culture itself. From the ubiquitous Launchpad that has seen well over a billion YouTube views, to synthesizers behind the signature sounds of a constantly evolving musical landscape, we want to empower the creative minds that are shaping the music and art of tomorrow.

We get that making music takes time. It’s a journey, and we’re focused on making that journey easy to start, yet endless in its possibilities. Your studio is your space to escape. To noodle, geek-out and play. To explore and lose yourself. With that comes a love for variety. The more tools we can bring together, the more immersive your space will be. So we embrace other innovators in the music tech space. Many we’re proud to call our friends. Working closely with Ableton (for over a decade now), Ampify, Elektron, Roland, Korg, Splice, Melodics and many more, all we want is for your creative space to be the most inclusive, cohesive and creative possible.

And we're not alone in all of this. We have seven sibling brands focussed on the same thing, but in different ways.

Firstly Focusrite. They make audio interfaces, and that's really all they do. It's the job of their audio interfaces to take care of your sound as it journeys from your mind to the outside world, and they’re the best in the world at making that happen.

Focusrite Pro is their professional division, focussed on the complex needs of audio professionals. For these people sound is not just a passion but a way of life, and their living.

Then there’s ADAM Audio. Based in Berlin, Germany, they’re precision innovators in the space of studio monitoring, with their unique hand-made ART ribbon tweeter-based Loudspeakers revealing the signature sounds of some of the finest music producers in the world.

Born out of the Novation team and based in London, Ampify Music challenge themselves every day to make some really cool music-making apps that are super accessible, yet extendable and deep.

Martin Audio have a stellar reputation in loudspeaker design, having forged a reputation in the live sound market in the 1970s. More than 50 years later, they operate at the forefront of the live sound and installed sound markets, offering innovative, award-winning products for almost every application.

Optimal Audio, an initiative of Martin Audio, strives to enliven the rather traditional and unnecessarily complex world of commercial audio.

Last but not least, Sequential: our peers in the world of synthesiser design. Sequential was founded by legendary designer Dave Smith, who co-invented MIDI and designed the world’s first programmable polysynth, the Prophet® 5.