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#1683753 - 08/17/05 09:16 AM A gloomy day for Focusrite and its sister company, Novation.
Joe McDonough Offline
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Registered: 06/02/00
Posts: 286
Loc: New York, NY
I just got the following from a client. In an effort to get the word out and hopefully solving this case, please read here:

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. Not only were many of the office computers stolen, but in
addition, over £250,000 (retail) of stock was also taken.

Missing stock included a host of classic RED’s, ISA and Platinum rack-
mount units, Novation X-Station keyboards, and the recently launched
Saffire desktop interface.

Fortunately, Focusrite has software back-up 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 on Focusrite’s website (www.focusrite.com/stolen) 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.
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#1683754 - 08/17/05 10:42 AM Re: A gloomy day for Focusrite and its sister company, Novation.
J.J. Blair Moderator Offline
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Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 329
Loc: Hollywood, CA
I confess. Brian did it.

Hopefully insurance will deal with this. Look for some killer deals on this gear on eBay, I'm sure. Hopefully the crooks are that stupid.
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#1683755 - 08/17/05 03:27 PM Re: A gloomy day for Focusrite and its sister company, Novation.
Philip O'Keefe Offline
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Registered: 12/17/00
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Loc: Riverside,CA,UNITED STATES
I hate hearing about crap like this. \:\(

I hope they catch the perps and they do some serious time. I also hope Focusrite is able to recover their lost inventory. I'll certainly pass the word and keep my eyes open.
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#1683756 - 08/17/05 06:55 PM Re: A gloomy day for Focusrite and its sister company, Novation.
flyscots Offline
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Registered: 12/27/01
Posts: 2258
Loc: SW Scotland.
That's a UK phone number, so I take it the burglary happened over here, so it's unlikely it'll reach you guys over there, but I suppose you never know.

Nothing at that link now by the way Joe, I hope tha's a good sign

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#1683757 - 08/17/05 09:32 PM Re: A gloomy day for Focusrite and its sister company, Novation.
Joe McDonough Offline
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Registered: 06/02/00
Posts: 286
Loc: New York, NY
HI flyscots, it is a UK number so dial +44 first if you ever need to call from the US. I got the email from Focusrite today and didn't realize they hadn't set up that page fully as of yet. I just wanted to get the info out in case anyone sees the products on the internet for sale in the future. Or, perhaps some of our UK visitors could help somehow, who knows. It really stinks. Thanks for reading.
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