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[BBC story] Rycote: Small factory behind big TV shows closes down

Jim Feeley

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That's business. But still sad.


Rycote: Small factory behind big TV shows closes down


A small factory in Gloucestershire that pioneered sound recording technology for the film and TV industry has been closed, with the loss of 22 jobs.

For over 50 years, Rycote in Stroud made windshields for microphones used all over the world.

But its parent company said the factory was "no longer fit for purpose". Production has been moved to Leicestershire.


Rest of the story, with a few pictures here:



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Yep, still sad.


And Rycote didn't make an appearance a couple of weeks ago at the Muppet Show at Olympia, London, which they may have found awkward - or even unnecessary with their new business plans ... - but still a bit of a shame after releasing a range of microphones and continuing to make and develop products for our industry.


These guys (and gals) did however, so it will be interesting over the next year or so to see what they manage to create:





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