Ted Fletcher, our founder, is passionate about good sound. For more than 50 years he has been playing music, recording and inventing to create the best musical experience possible.
Playing and singing with younger brother Guy and wife Barbara developed into a career in professional studios in the 1960s. They worked with the infamous producer Joe Meek creating distinctive sounds with original techniques and ideas.
Ted and Guy at Hurst in 1959 Ted, Barbara and Guy in 1960
Since then Ted has been constantly innovating; in the 1970s he designed some of the world's most sophisticated sound mixing desks for studios and major touring bands, at the same time inventing technology used by all modern radio stations.
Ted with a recording studio module, 1975. Ted pictured in his studio, Denmark St, London
While creating new designs for studio equipment in 2003 with son Daniel, he hit on a key idea in sound reproduction; it was a 'Eureka' moment and the culmination of his 50 year career in audio --- a way to reproduce true stereo from a single loudspeaker box. When they heard it for the first time in their Westcountry studio the improvement in sound quality was obvious and incredible; no more multiple speakers, no more sitting in a 'sweet spot'.
Ted in 2003 creating more professional studio gear
Orbitsound brings Ted's revolutionary technology to your home and lets you hear great sound the way it should be heard.
Since airSOUND's invention, Ted and Daniel Fletcher have been constantly innovating and creating better ways of delivering airSOUND; redefining the quality of audio possible in the home and on the move. Perfect audio is our shared goal.
Ted in 2014, fixing an Alice 828 from 1976 (one of his popular broadcast mixing console designs, this example still in use after 40 years!). Ted in 2008 with a dual recording channel.
London pop music scene, working with Joe Meek 1966 - Ran a commercial studio in London, Keith Prowse Music, Denmark St
Started designing and building bespoke recording studio equipment.
Founded ‘Alice’ mixing console makers, inventing many new technologies for radio
Built equipment for Jethro Tull, Yes, The Who and many more for recording and live performances
Created electronics for the telecoms industry, developing some early hands-free in-car systems
Developed ground breaking noise canceling telecoms systems for bank traders
Created the first ‘JOEMEEK’ optical compressor - a now famous studio item
Created the first ‘spatial’ audio reproduction systems (airSOUND™)
Orbitsound T12 launched – the revolutionary soundbar that became the UK′s number one selling TV sound device
Invented the 3 channel airSOUND system that lead to the SPACED360 portable product