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NAMM 2010: Sontronics celebrate their 5th anniversary and 5 new products
The 2010 NAMM Show saw the fifth anniversary of British microphone brand Sontronics, who marked the event with the release of five new products as well as plenty of positive news.
Despite the difficult economic climate, it sounds like it's been a great year for Sontronics and the company continues to grow with the release of five new products: SATURN multi-pattern condenser, STC-10 pencil condenser, STC-20 large-diaphragm condenser, STC-2X omni/cardioid condenser and the STC-PAD/PHASE inline switch.
Like all of Sontronics microphones, they have been designed from the ground up in the UK, by Sontronics founder, designer and MD Trevor Coley.
"SATURN is the big news," begins Coley, "and it certainly turned plenty of heads at the NAMM Show. It is of course inspired by the classic vocal mics of the 1940s and 50s, and while it was originally designed for vocals, it actually gives brilliant results on anything you put it in front of!"
"With five switchable polar patterns plus dual pad and filters, it's our most flexible mic to date. It's been beta-tested over the last year by various artists, producers and educators including Flood and Alan Moulder, and everyone says itÂ´s an incredible all-rounder."
The other new mics are inspired by two of Sontronics best-sellers: "While our STC-1 pencil condenser and STC-2 large-diaphragm condenser continue to be as popular as ever we realised we needed to create something for the most affordable end of the market."
"Our new STC-10 and STC-20 both give users what they need; a price they can afford combined with the first-class sound reproduction and top quality build associated with all Sontronics products."
"At the same time, I also wanted to push the boundaries of STC-2 so we've created STC-2X featuring cardioid AND omnidirectional polar patterns plus a two-stage pad and two-stage filter, all at an incredible price point."
As well as the new microphones, Sontronics also released a new accessory, the ST-PAD/PHASE. "We know that some people using our ribbon mics have needed some kind of attenuation control when miking very loud sound sources, especially if they donÂ´t have the feature on a desk or audio interface."
"So we've launched the ST-PAD/PHASE inline switch with two -10dB attenuation/pad switches (giving a sum of -20dB) plus a 180Â° phase invert control, useful for dual-miking snare drums."Posted on 21 Jan 2010 11:09 to category : Instruments News
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