“Half the time I was working for free, just because I was enjoying what we were doing, and I was a great believer in putting everything into the band that I happened to be working with at the time.” - Phil Dudderidge
I can’t tell you how incredible it was to sit with Phil Dudderidge at my first AES show, and listen to him reflect on his career.
Today, Phil is the Chairman of Focusrite Audio Engineering, a highly successful company known for its audio interfaces, preamps, and consoles, but at seventeen, he was just a kid in North London with a van, and a willingness to seize every opportunity that came his way.
Phil attributes his success to the fact that not only was he always in the right place at the right time, but he always had the vision to meet the demand and find the best way forward.
From his days as a roadie for Fairport Convention and lyricist Pete Brown, his short but impressionable stint as FOH for Led Zeppelin, launching Soundcraft Electronics, and ultimately re-envisioning Focusrite, Phil has always followed his instincts and found a way to move forward in a conscious and positive way.
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