Monday, August 15th 2005 was a gloomy day for Focusrite and its sister company, Novation. As the morning unfolded, it quickly transpired that the companies had been the victim of a major burglary. Missing stock included a host of classic Reds, ISA and Platinum rackmount units, Novation X Station keyboards, and the recently launched Saffire desktop interface. Fortunately, Focusrite has software backup solutions in place, so the company was able to fully function within 48 hours and, thanks to Computer Warehouse, promptly reinstalled computers. Needless to say, Focsurite has since significantly reinforced its security measures.
Available is a list of the serial numbers for the stolen units. In a bid to catch the perpetrators, Focusrite is offering a substantial reward for any information that leads to a conviction as well as a complete Focusrite and Novation recording studio, including Focusrite's Saffire and Platinum Compounder alongside Novation's ground-breaking X-Station 25.
Should you have any information which you believe might be useful, please contact Focusrite directly on 01494 836307 (UK).