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Aria stars in Katie Melua's album promo

Following hot on the heels of the DrumPack, we also announced our new NANO remote-miking system that will be available in April.

The NANO offers a cardioid-pattern capsule in a miniature body with a separate preamp section with three-stage filter and pad controls, the two pieces connected by a 5-metre cable with screw-in Neutrik-Rean 'tiny' XLR connectors. The set comes in a wooden box with two mic clips, and a longer cable can be made to order if required.

The price will be around £349 and stockists are taking pre-orders right now.

Aria stars in Katie Melua's album promo

The 2019 NAMM Show has got off to an exciting start as we launched our new DrumPack and DrumPack Plus, pulling together our award-winning condenser microphones specifically designed for drums.

The 5-piece DrumPack comprises a DM-1B (for kick drum), a DM-1S (for snare) and three DM-1T (for toms) plus four mic clips. The 7-piece DrumPack Plus includes all of the above plus two STC-10 pencil condenser mics for use as overheads or for other percussion.

The mics are supplied with clips in a rugged ABS flightcase to protect the mics when out on the road. Price will be around £599 (DrumPack) and £749 (DrumPack Plus), which represents more than 30% saving on buying the mics individually!

Sontronics CORONA available now!

At a glittering gala dinner last night, Sontronics picked up the Dorset Business Award for Outstanding Customer Service and were also confirmed as close runner-up in the Investing In Dorset category.

We may be a small team, but we take care of all our Sontronics users, stockists and distributors like members of a family, and we are SO proud that our commitment to customer service and support has now been recognised among our local business community and the Dorset Chamber of Commerce as well as our wider family of Sontronics fans.

Thank you all for your loyalty and for your love of our microphones. We wouldn't have this award without all of you!

Sontronics CORONA available now!

Abbey Road Studios' legendary engineer and microphone expert, Lester Smith, has recently confirmed his penchant for Sontronics microphones in a video interview with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Sylvia Massey.

We are so very proud of our connection with Abbey Road Studios, whose engineers beta-test all our new prototype mics, and in the video, Lester confirms that ours are the only new microphones that they regularly use on sessions. "We've got so many good microphones," says Lester, "that it has to be something really special if we go for something new... and we all love Sontronics."

See the video interview here.

Sontronics CORONA available now!

Two of our four microphones launched this year have been shortlisted for the Pro Sound Awards, run by PSNEurope magazine.

The CORONA is up for Best Live Microphone while the APOLLO 2 is in the running for the Best Studio Microphone award, with both microphones noted for their innovative design, their groundbreaking UK-made circuitry and their incredible sound quality that belies their price point.

An exciting achievement that is testament to Trevor's designs and to quality UK manufacturing and engineering.

Aria stars in Katie Melua's album promo

Singer/songwriter Katie Melua has just released her new 'Ultimate Collection' album and the promotional video features her beloved Sontronics ARIA mic.

Katie was one of the first famous users to get her hands on our ARIA, not long after it was launched in 2014, and since then she has used it to record vocals and guitar on her award-winning 'In Winter' album and now again on her latest release.

See the video here.

Sontronics CORONA available now!

We are delighted to find out that Sontronics has been confirmed as finalist in two prestigious local business awards.

Nominated alongside many other high-powered businesses in our home county of Dorset (including Sunseeker, JP Morgan, LUSH, Neal's Yard and Imagine Publishing), Sontronics has made it to the final three in both the Outstanding Customer Service and Investing In Dorset categories.

The expert judging panel will be coming in to interview us and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 1st November. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Sontronics CORONA available now!

At Summer NAMM in Nashville, Sontronics founder and designer Trevor Coley today confirmed the launch of our new Vintage Edition MERCURY microphone.

Fitted with a new-old-stock 1950s Mullard vacuum tube, it takes the already incredibly spec'd MERCURY to a whole new level, as Trevor explains to Sound On Sound magazine in this introductory video.

The Vintage Edition MERCURY is available immediately, although stocks of the Mullard tube are extremely limited. Contact your local stockist to order and your mic will be hand-built for you.

Sontronics CORONA available now!

Announced and previewed at January's NAMM Show, the new Sontronics CORONA vocal microphone is available now.

The CORONA is a dynamic mic with a supercardioid pattern, tight side rejection, superb response across all frequencies and no need to touch the EQ. Ideal for live vocals, the microphone is equally at home on guitar amp, snare, kick drum and harmonica on stage or in the studio. It will take your sound to a whole new level.

With a street price of around £229, CORONAs are already on their way out to Italy, France, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Norway, the USA, Dubai, Bangkok, Beijing, Tokyo, Dublin and all over the UK!

Two Sontronics mics in Future Music's Top Eight

In the new issue of Future Music magazine, their shortlist of '8 Gear Vocal Mics' includes not one but two Sontronics microphones!

The Sontronics SOLO, our £99 handheld dynamic microphone and the £1049 ARIA cardioid valve condenser mic are both represented in the round-up, alongside some well respected classics and some new releases.

"For live vocals," says the reviewer, "the Solo is a no-brainer... but it will easily find a place in the studio and on non-vocals too. Meanwhile, the Aria delivers a smooth and natural non-hyped sound… it's a winning combination, and much more affordable than comparable mics."

Sontronics Mercury in Best of 10/10 round-up

27th March 2018: MERCURY IN 'BEST OF 10/10' ROUND-UP
The beautiful Sontronics MERCURY variable-pattern valve microphone is included in MusicTech Magazine's round-up of their best 10/10 product reviews of last year.

The MERCURY was reviewed by artist/producer Marc JB who said: "The Mercury is a classic in the making. The level of detail and warmth makes this an inspiring tool... the sound is subtly driven and open with a shimmering air that pushes through the mix... A beautifully designed mic for the modern age."

In fact, Marc loved it so much that he ended up buying it! Contact your nearest Sontronics stockist to hear it for yourself.

Sontronics partnership with Songwriting Camps

Following the success of the Stockholm Songwriting Camp last month, Sontronics microphones will once again be the tools of choice for the songwriters and producers at the Budapest camp this week.

Taking place at the trendy Brody House in central Budapest, this Hungarian event will see artists from over 10 different countries gathering to share ideas, inspire creativity and enjoy getting hands-on with Sontronics STC-20 Pack and Solo microphones. Have fun!

Find out about upcoming events here:

Three new Sontronics ribbon mics launched at NAMM!

We're so excited to announce our beautiful new trio of British-made ribbon microphones, launched today at day 1 of the NAMM Show.

Our new SIGMA 2, DELTA 2 and APOLLO 2 have been two years in development and take things a huge step on from our original ribbons, which first appeared a decade ago. With newly designed, UK-made circuitboards a unique hand-wound transformer and RFI filter (making them ideal for use in live environments), the new ribbon mics sound fuller and richer in the mids and lows, even more detailed across the whole frequency spectrum, giving you stunning, reliable results whatever you're recording. Call or email us to arrange a demo!

Sontronics HALO in new Black edition

Check out the new look for our HALO microphone!

Our hugely popular dynamic microphone, designed for use on guitar amps, has undergone a revamp inside and out, with an updated capsule, re-engineered bodywork and a stealth black front grille.

"Aside from the stealth black new look," says founder & designer Trevor Coley, "the updated HALO sounds cleaner, richer and more precise than ever. Email us for details of where you can try or buy one today!"

Sontronics SOLO up for NAMM TEC award

Our new SOLO handheld dynamic microphone, launched this summer has been shortlisted for one of the industry's most prestigious accolades: the NAMM
TEC Award.

Voted for by the public and judged by a panel of music industry veterans and equipment aficionados, the NAMM TEC Awards will be announced on day 2 of the NAMM Show next January. Keep your fingers crossed for us!


Ed O'Brien & Fender using Sontronics DELTA

14th November 2017: ED O'BRIEN & FENDER USING DELTA
In the official Fender video to launch Ed O'Brien's signature edition Stratocaster, their microphone of choice to capture the amazing sound is of course, a
Sontronics DELTA.

The Radiohead guitarist was filmed talking about the concept of his special edition 'Sustainer' model, recorded through a classic Fender Vibro King amp with our DELTA ribbon mic taking centre stage.

You can watch the full video here:

Sontronics MERCURY picks up Trusted Music Store Product Awards: Highly Recommended certifcation at the 2017 MIA Gala Dinner

It's been a while since we went to an MIA (Music Industries Association) Gala Dinner (posh food, great company, fun had by all), and last time we were there, we picked up the Best Microphone Brand award for the second year running. This year, although our MERCURY mic was shortlisted in the Trusted Music Store Product Awards, we weren't expecting to bring home anything more than a hangover. (We don't get out much!)

So imagine our surprise when MERCURY was awarded the only Highly Recommended certificate in the harshly fought Music Production category against 11 other products, with the new Focal Shape monitors coming first. A very successful and proud night, and another award to add to the shelf. Exciting!!

Sontronics MERCURY shortlisted for Gear Of The Year awards

20th October 2017: MERCURY UP FOR SOS AWARD TOO!
Hot on the heels of our Music Tech Mag nomination, we can now reveal that our beloved MERCURY mic is now shortlisted for Best Microphone in the Sound On Sound 2018 Awards.

Once again, it's down to a public vote, so please can we ask for 2 more minutes of your time by clicking the link below and voting for us in the Best Mic category?

And if you haven't already, please vote for us in the Music Tech awards too, link and details in the story below. Thank you so much!!!

Sontronics MERCURY shortlisted for Gear Of The Year awards

Super exciting news as we've just heard that our MERCURY microphone has been shortlisted in Music Tech magazine's Gear of the Year Awards.

Voting is open now and if you want to enter your email address (you can vote without leaving any details at all, if you prefer) you stand the chance of winning one of two Sontronics SOLO microphones!

You'll find MERCURY in category #9:

Once you've voted, don't forget to share with all your friends and colleagues too!! Thanks for all your support!

Sontronics SOLO wins live mic shootout!

27th September 2017: SOLO WINS SHOOTOUT!!
As part of their new 'Hello, Is It Mics You're Looking For' video series, the tech team over at Andertons Music Co. just chose our SOLO as their best sub-£100 dynamic live mic. We'd say they have excellent taste!

The SOLO went up against the Shure SM58 and Sennheiser e845, with pro singer Meg putting each through its paces. She and tech expert Brad then confirmed that they felt the SOLO out-performed both other mics and was the clear winner.

Apparently the same afternoon that the video went live, Andertons' stock of SOLOs completely sold out! Watch the video here and then get your hands on one of their new stock of SOLOs by clicking here!

Sontronics SOLO wins live mic shootout!

21st September 2017: SOLO on NAMM TEC award shortlist
The NAMM Foundation revealed the shortlist for its 33rd Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards this morning, and we're very proud to find out that our new SOLO handheld mic is in the running.

The SOLO is listed in the Microphones - Sound Reinforcement category, and just to be included is a fantastic accolade for us and our British-made mic. You can read more about the awards and see the other categories here.

As NAMM's President and CEO, Joe Lamond, says: "The nominations for the TEC Awards and the creative luminaries behind them offer an incredible snapshot of the foremost advancements in audio products and projects." A great day!

Great review of Sontronics MERCURY in Resolution Magazine

Today the new July/August issue of Resolution magazine was published, featuring a fantastic overview of our Sontronics MERCURY microphone.

The mic was reviewed by composer and artist George Shilling who said, among other things, "This is a beautiful sounding microphone… with incredible clean detail in the upper frequencies and restrained low end. It seems to let music flow like a cool mountain stream… The Mercury is Sontronics' flagship product and will undoubtedly become many studios' favourite mic."

We agree, George! If you want to read the full review, check out Resolution July/August online here:

Sontronics takes part in RIBA's first AV Cultural Forum

On 28th July we were invited to exhibit at an Audio-Visual and Cultural Forum at the stunning Art Deco RIBA building (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London.

We joined a handful of other suppliers to the RIBA group in order to exhibit and demo our mics to a wide range of visitors who included producers and composers, music and theatre venue owners, event organisers, music and technology students and graduates, studios and others.

And it gave us a chance to show off our new SOLO mic for the first time in the UK. A great day had by all!

Sontronics SOLO handheld dynamic supercardioid microphone launched at Summer NAMM

Hot on the heels of our now double-award-winning Mercury valve mic comes our newest release: the Sontronics SOLO handheld dynamic microphone, launched at the Summer NAMM Show this week in Nashville.

The first dynamic mic to be made in the UK, the SOLO has a tight supercardioid pattern with superb feedback rejection and gives incredible presence, detail and depth without requiring any EQ. It sounds great on vocals, guitar amps and drums, and it outperforms many other dynamic mics (costing five or six times the price).

SOLO comes with a mic clip and protective zip-up pouch, and is available NOW with a street price of less than £100. Make sure you grab yours soon!

Sontronics MERCURY wins 10/10 Excellence award in second review

The new issue of Music Tech Magazine is out today, featuring a brilliant review of our MERCURY variable-pattern valve microphone. Read the review here.

Producer and remixer Marc JB (of Bimbo Jones fame) was wowed by the mic, which he tested on vocals and various instruments. "I was impressed right from the start," wrote Marc. "There's a fabulous 'air' riding on top of the sound, the top end is clear and delicate… the mids and lows are beautifully captured… the mic sounds full and rich with a subtle driven quality from the ECC81 tube."

Marc gave the Mercury a coveted 10/10 Excellence Award… oh, and he loved it so much that he bought and kept the mic. Praise indeed!!

Sontronics ARIA features in WIRED magazine

Our multi-award-winning Sontronics ARIA is microphone of choice for the editors of technology magazine Wired this month.

Featured in Matt Burgess's 'Gearhead' article about podcasting essentials, the ARIA valve condenser mic is showcased alongside other groundbreaking products such as Flote's iPad stand, PromptSmart's teleprompter and AudioQuest's Red River cables.

To celebrate, we're offering a special discount on ARIA (and some other mics) for anyone contacting us and mentioning the article. If you're looking to kickstart or upgrade your podcast or recording set-up, NOW is the time! Email us here...

Sontronics MERCURY wins Pro Tools Expert EDITOR'S CHOICE award!

Tonight a trio of specially modified Sontronics mics starred on the main stage for the opening of London's newest and most exclusive five-star hotel, restaurant and members' club, The Ned.

Sontronics founder & designer Trevor Coley created three unique hybrids of our ORPHEUS and HELIOS microphones with a special dynamic capsule for use with The Wild Tonics singers (pictured), featuring in all three opening nights (yes, three!) for the unique venue owned by the Soho House group.

Find out more about The Ned (including a video of our mics, The Wild Tonics, Gary Barlow, Gareth Malone and more stars in action) on Facebook or online.

Sontronics ARIA and other mics play part in 48-hour project to raise money for homelessness charity

Sontronics mics have played a starring role in a 48-hour project to help raise money for homelessness charities, the brainchild of producer Tom Donovan.

Various hip hop and grime acts, including Rizzle Kicks, Monster Florence and Foreign Beggars were brought together in Tom's studio to write, perform and record as many tracks as they could over two days.

Tom's studio, which boasts a raft of Sontronics mics including two ORPHEUS, an STC-1S pair, DM-1B and DM-1S drum mics, HALO guitar mics and two ARIA vocal mics, proved to be a hotbed of inspiration and the artists ended up writing an album's worth of material, which should soon be released, in tandem with a documentary on Sky.

Watch this space for more info and to find out how you can contribute to the deserving causes.

Sontronics MERCURY wins Pro Tools Expert EDITOR'S CHOICE award!

27th March 2017: MERCURY WINS AWARD!
In the world-first video review of our new Sontronics MERCURY, the mic has picked up a coveted EDITOR'S CHOICE award.

The review, by Pro Tools Expert's technical editor James Ivey, is online now, and is an amazing overview of all the Mercury's features and James has also recorded a track with the mic so you can hear it on acoustic guitar, classical guitar, drums and percussion (vocals will follow when James's voice has repaired!).

Watch it now and let us know what you think!

Sontronics MERCURY meets fans at NAMM

24th January 2017: MERCURY MEETS FANS AT NAMM!
We're freshly back in the UK after another successful NAMM Show where our newly launched MERCURY valve microphone took the crowds by storm.

The MERCURY was in pride of place on our Sontronics booth, where everyone who tried it loved it. "Wow, this is a stunning mic!" exclaimed an experienced New York producer, while a multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia couldn't believe it either: "I've tried many mics on my native flutes and drums, but this has to be the best mic I've ever heard, and I'd include my vintage Neumanns in that list!"

Now we're back at Sontronics HQ, we are finishing the first batch of MERCURYs so if you'd like one, make sure you pre-order now! Email

NEW! Sontronics MERCURY valve microphone launched at NAMM 2017

We are proud to announce to announce the arrival of the newest member of our family: the Sontronics MERCURY valve microphone.

Three years in the making, the UK-built MERCURY is a valve condenser mic with continuously variable polar patterns (from omni to figure-of-eight and everything in between), -10dB pad and 75Hz filter controls, and a premium-grade power supply. The mic boasts a hand-selected ECC81/12AT7 vacuum tube and deluxe-quality components that give it a classic beautiful vintage tube sound with incredibly low self noise.

Launching today at the NAMM Show, MERCURY will be on the market from late January and is already available for pre-order with various stores. Be quick, as our first production run is already mostly pre-sold!

Katie Melua's new album recorded with Sontronics ARIA

Today artist and songwriter Katie Melua releases her new album In Winter, and she has revealed that all her vocals and guitar parts have been recorded on her beloved Sontronics ARIA microphone.

The album is a beautiful collaboration between Katie and the Gori Women's Choir from Georgia, the former Soviet republic where Melua was born and grew up. Featuring georgeous solo melodies and intricate harmonies, the album release coincides with the start of Katie's European tour: see all dates here.

Download the album here: iTunesAmazon
Watch the Perfect World video: on YouTube

Katie Melua's 'In Winter' album features Sontronics ARIA

WIN! a Sontronics STC-10 worth £109!

30th September 2016: ARIA NOMINATED FOR SOS's BEST MIC
We're very excited to learn that our Sontronics ARIA valve mic for vocals has been nominated for Best Microphone in the Sound On Sound 2017 Awards.

ARIA has been an amazing success since its 2014 launch and is already a favourite with top artists, producers and studios including Katie Melua, Ed Harcourt, PJ Harvey, Howard Goodall, Ed Sheeran, Take That, Paul Epworth and many more.

Please help it (and us) pick up this prestigious award by clicking HERE to vote, and you'll be entered into a prize draw to win over £1,000 of music gear! Thank you.

Voting has now closed - thank you for your help!

WIN! a Sontronics STC-10 worth £109!

11th September 2016: REVERENCE FESTIVAL
We've just had the most amazing weekend at Portugal's famous REVERENCE Festival, where we sponsored one of the two main arenas. The Sontronics Stage was equipped with STC-80 vocal mics, DM-series drum mics, STC-1S overheads plus DELTA and HALO mics on the guitar amps.

Over the two days, the 'Palco Sontronics' hosted performances by Killing Joke, Ozric Tentacles, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Zone Six, Summer Of Hate and best-named band, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs!

See the bands (and our mics) in action on Reverence's Facebook page.

Sontronics at Reverence Valada 2016 festival

WIN! a Sontronics STC-10 worth £109!

5th September 2016: STC-10 x2 GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT CODE!
Thanks so much to all of you who entered our STC-10 competition. We had loads of entries and fantastic suggestions of what to use our STC-10 condenser microphone on (including loved-up neighbours, nose-flutes and hedgehogs)!

The two lucky winners were Richard Werner and Mike Wells, so congratulations to you both. We hope you enjoy using your new mics.

If you want to grab an STC-10 for yourself, we've teamed up with Absolute Music to offer a special code that will get you the mic for just £80 (RRP is £105) or a pair for just £160. Click HERE to buy and use the code STC10FIVE at the checkout.

New Sophie Ellis Bextor album features Sontronics microphones

Released today, the new album Familia by Sophie Ellis Bextor features Sontronics mics all over it!

Recorded and produced by massive Sontronics fan Ed Harcourt (whose Furnaces album was released last month), Sophie's new release features Ed's Sontronics ARIA on Sophie's vocals and strings, APOLLO for overheads, and SATURN, HALO and DELTA on various instruments plus guitar amps. "I just love how ARIA sounds on Sophie's voice," Ed told us, shortly before the album was finished, "and the SATURN is a go-to mic for me anyway."

Download Familia from iTunes here.

Sontronics new-look website launched

Hope you're all enjoying the new-look website, which we launched earlier this month. The home page is graced by some gorgeous new images of our ARIA and the STC-1S pencil condenser taken by professional photographer and musician (and ARIA owner!) Matthew Seed.

The website has been streamlined to make navigation much easier and to include lots more useful information that you've all been asking for. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know. But most importantly, enjoy!

Ed Harcourt's new album FURNACES features Sontronics mics

The summer just got even hotter with the release of the latest new album Furnaces by Sontronics über-user Ed Harcourt.

Produced by Flood (another Sontronics super-fan!), the new album features Sontronics mics all over it, including ARIA and SATURN on Ed's vocals, DELTA and HALO on guitar amps, and APOLLO for overhead and string duties.

The 12-track album is out on digital download or on CD or 12-inch vinyl with special bundles also available featuring prints by cover artist Ralph Steadman. We love it!


Sontronics colleague and friend, Glen Heffner, sadly passed away

Our thoughts and love go out to the family, friends and colleagues past and present of our good friend Glen Heffner (pictured left, centre of the photo), who we sadly found out passed away at the weekend.

Glen was our southern-States rep for Sontronics in the US, working with our American distribution partners Pro Audio Distribution, and was always an energetic, enthusiastic supporter of Sontronics. He introduced our mics to hundreds of people in the States, many of whom have since become users and friends too.

Glen, you will be missed by many, we are sure of that! xx


NEW Sontronics STC-3X Pack video now online!

9th August 2016: NEW STC-3X VIDEO ONLINE
The latest in our new videos is now online, featuring our best-selling STC-3X Pack.

The three-pattern mic, supplied with free accessories (popshield, shockmount, XLR cable, mic pouch) is a brilliant studio all-rounder and in this video Sontronics' founder & designer Trevor Coley talks you through its features and recommends how and where it can be used.

With thanks to Giantkiller videography and to the talented Will McNicol for allowing us to use his beautiful backing track.


NEW Sontronics STC-3X Pack video now online!

Musical genius film and TV composer Andy Gray shows off his studio (including his growing collection of Sontronics microphones) in this new video from Spitfire Audio for whom he's working on a new sample collection.

Andy's beautiful studio based on the Isle of Wight is packed with classic analogue synths, stunning furniture hand-crafted himself and his Sontronics mics, including his new ARIA which, along with his UA Apollo, is all he's used for recording on his latest Hunters TV series project.

Click here to watch the video now!


SONTRONICS at Summer NAMM 2016

23rd June 2016: JOIN US AT SUMMER NAMM!
If you're heading to the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville this week, make sure you check out our entire range of Sontronics mics on booth #527.

We'll be in our usual spot on a stand hosted by our US distribution partners, Pro Audio Distribution, along with the mighty Augspurger monitors and the fantastic Dramastic Audio outboard units.

Come along, try out the microphones, pick up some Sontronics freebies and grab an invite to the studio sessions in the evenings! Click here for more details.


Sontronics SATURN stars in Portuguese beer advert

Sontronics SATURN is the star of a new TV advert for Portuguese beer brand, Cerveja Sagres, celebrating the Euro 2016 football tournament.

Our iconic multi-pattern SATURN mic features alongside Portuguese presenter and comedian Ricard Araújo Pereira in the advert, which is being shown on national TV throughout the championships. Even a week before the tournament has started, the advert has already had over a million views online.

Click here to watch the advert online in full!


New Gary Numan-Andy Gray EP 'For You' features Sontronics microphones

Released today is Gary Numan's epic EP For You, a collaboration between Numan and composer/producer Andy Gray… and it's a total Sontronics fest!

All Numan's vocals on the four tracks were recorded in his LA studio on his SATURN, while the guitar amps, acoustic guitars and drums were recorded in Andy Gray's Isle of Wight studio on his ARIA, DELTA, HALO and DM-1B, and the results are mind-blowing!

The EP is being released ahead of Syfy's new sci-fi series Hunters for which the title track is used as the theme tune. Listen to and download it here.

Sontronics mics used for Czech Republic's Eurovision song

14th May 2016: IT'S EUROVISION TIME!
We're excited to know that Sontronics microphones have played a big part in one of the songs that's made it through to the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final being held in Stockholm this weekend.

The Czech Republic entry I Stand, sung by Gabriela Gunciková, was written, recorded and produced by Swedish duo Biglert & Snyder, who are huge Sontronics fans. They recently revamped their studio and got rid of most of their mics including many vintage, but kept hold of their beloved Sontronics SATURN, DELTA, ORPHEUS, SIGMA and STC-2 on which the vocals for I Stand were recorded.

Good luck guys!


Sontronics at Stockholm's LLB Show 2016

All our Sontronics microphones are on demo at this week's LLB (Ljud Ljud Bild) Show in Stockholm, Sweden, on a stand hosted by our Swedish distribution partners Fitzpatrick AB.

Have a listen to the mics, enter our competition and you'll also get to meet Sontronics' founder and designer Trevor Coley who'll be there for the whole show.

The LLB Show is open from 10am to 6pm each day (10th to 12th May) at Stockholmsmassan at Älvsjö (12km south of Stockholm) and entry is FREE!
Find out more info here.


Sontronics ARIA gets great review on Red Dog Music blog

You probably know by now that our Sontronics ARIA valve microphone can't stop picking up awards and fantastic reviews, and here's yet another one!

Guy Perchard is a producer and engineer as well as an online editor for Red Dog Music, and his blog review introduces you to his experiences with the ARIA, from unboxing to recording and mixing.

Give it a read here and if you want to try ARIA out for yourself, contact Red Dog and arrange a demo at their London, Leeds or Edinburgh stores, or even a 7-day trial in your own studio! Call Mike or Roy on 020 7622 7912 for more info.

Sontronics visits Bedford College

Big thanks to Bedford College who hosted a visit from Sontronics today. It was great to meet all your students and staff!

Our man Steve took a collection of Sontronics mics with him and discussed various miking techniques, setting the mics up to record vocals, drums, guitar amps and acoustic guitar. Hope you all enjoyed it!

if your school, college or university would be interested in a visit from Sontronics – it could be a short talk, a full-on lecture (with PowerPoint and everything) or hands-on recording workshop – then contact us to set it up ( and find out more about our Education Programme too!

Sontronics visit to Bedford College

New Brett Domino track recorded on Sontronics STC-80

We've been massive fans of YouTube musical comedian (or should that be comedic musician?) Brett Domino for years, especially recently since he's got himself some Sontronics mics.

His newest track is an amazing version of Drake's One Dance with Brett performing everything from vocals and ukulele to synths and percussion (including a salt-shaker, shaving mirror and door keys), all recorded on his trusty STC-80.

Click here to watch it now or go to Brett's channel to see all his videos, many of which feature his STC-80 and his go-to SATURN. And don't forget to support his Kickstarter album project, which will be recorded on his Sontronics mics!

Sontronics at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2016

7th April 2016: FRANKFURT MUSIKMESSE 2016
It's that time of year again… Sontronics is back in Frankfurt for the Musikmesse exhibition, and our booth (hosted by our German distribution partner Audiowerk) is bigger and better than ever.

Our booth will feature demonstration models of all our mics plus you'll get the chance to pick up some freebies, enter our competition and listen to a preview model of our new Mercury multi-pattern valve.

Sontronics and Audiowerk will be at booth C28 in Hall 9.1 for the whole show (7th to 10th April). See you there!

New Sontronics SATURN video now online

Another in our new series of microphone introduction videos is now online, and today it's the turn of our Sontronics SATURN.

Our iconic multi-pattern condenser microphone was launched in 2010 and while in development it was beta-tested by super-producers Flood and Paul Epworth who both loved it and now here's your chance to find out more about it.

In this new video (featuring a track recorded by Adam Double, recorded on his Sontronics mics), Sontronics' founder and designer Trevor Coley talks you through what makes SATURN so special, and gives you a bit of insight into what it's capable of (there's not much it can't do!!!). Enjoy, like and comment! Click below to watch it now…

Sontronics now on demo at GuitarGuitar Edinburgh

Great news for the good people of Edinburgh this week, as GuitarGuitar has expanded its Digital department, including an impressive demo set of Sontronics mics now available to try out in store.

The two-storey showroom near Murrayfield Stadium has always been known for its impressive collection of (you guessed it) guitars, but is now selling more recording gear than ever. If you want to try our mics out, give GuitarGuitar a call or pay them a visit and ask for Sontronics know-it-alls Jahan, Jay or Matt.

GuitarGuitar: 283-287 St Johns Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7XF - 0131 334 7100

Sontronics ARIA used for new Bloc Party album

Congratulations to Bloc Party on their new album Hymns released this week. We're already loving it… and even more so since we found out most of the vocals were recorded on a Sontronics ARIA!

Hymns is Bloc Party's fifth studio album and was recorded and produced by award-winning duo MyRiot (aka Tim Bran and Roy Kerr) who used their Sontronics ARIA valve mic throughout the process for lead and backing vocals.

Download the album from iTunes UK or from iTunes US or grab a limited edition CD album from Amazon.

Sontronics at NAMM 2016

25th January 2016: THANKS FOR AN AMAZING NAMM!
We're just heading home from our 11th NAMM Show and this has to be the best show ever. Thank you to everyone for making it so fantastic!

We've spent four days showing off our Sontronics mics, gathering opinion from visitors on our new Mercury multi-pattern valve microphone, giving away loads of Sontronics freebies and meeting lots of amazing and inspiring people. We also showed a sneak peek of a couple of other new mic projects to a select few, and the response has been brilliant.

Lots of exciting stuff lined up for 2016 already, and it's only just begun!!

Sontronics wins Best Microphone Brand Award again!

13th November 2015: WE WON BEST MIC BRAND AWARD!
Wow! We're so proud and excited to announce that Sontronics won the Best Microphone Brand Award at the Music Industries Association (MIA) ceremony held in London last night.

Sontronics was in a category of 10 other microphone brands, and the winner was decided on the number of votes received in an online poll. We found out on the night that we'd made the final shortlist of five, and were so surprised and delighted when our name was called out as the winner for the second year in a row!

Thank you so much to all of you for your votes and for you continued support of our brand and our mics. You're all amazing!!!

New Sontronics video series starts with Sigma ribbon microphone

We've launched the first in our new series of microphone introduction videos starring Sontronics' founder and designer, Trevor Coley.

The first video focuses on our Sontronics SIGMA ribbon microphone, explaining how it came about, how ribbon mics work and how to get the best results from SIGMA. We have plenty of other videos in the pipeline that all delve deep into the science of microphones and recording technique as well as giving an overview of our products but in the mean time, may we introduce our SIGMA…

Sontronics ARIA nominated for Resolution Magazine awards

Our Sontronics ARIA valve microphones continues to impress critics, reviewers and users alike... and now it's been nominated for yet another award.

The product experts at Resolution Magazine have chosen Sontronics ARIA in the Best Microphone category for their 2015 awards, to be voted for by magazine subscribers (who include most of the big-name producers, studios and production companies in the industry).

Keep your fingers crossed for us, but even to be nominated by this prestigious magazine is a great start. Thank you!

Blur choose Sontronics microphones for world tour

Yes, it's true! Blur have chosen Sontronics microphones as a permanent part of their world tour live sound rig, which kicks off with two UK TV appearances (TFI Friday and The Graham Norton Show).

Blur's producer Stephen Street used his Sontronics mics in the studio with Graham Coxon to put the finishing touches to Blur's Magic Whip album (their first studio album together in 14 years!) and the band are now recreating that Sontronics-led sound in their stage set-up.

Coxon is using a DELTA and ORPHEUS on each of his guitar amps while drummer Dave Rowntree is using DM-1S on snare, STC-1S for drum overheads and STC-1 with HYPER capsule on hi-hat. They'll also be using five STC-80 dynamic mics for their backing vocals plus three STC-2 condenser mics for brass and sax.

Blur's tour will continue until October, taking in the Isle of Wight Festival plus dates in Europe, Hong Kong, Australia, South America and the US. Look out for us!

BBC Comic Relief single stars Sontronics SATURN

Our SATURN mic has played a starring role in a charity video for the BBC by Brett Domino, featuring Sam Smith and Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis.

The resulting track was recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios by Brett and his sidekick Steven Peavis along with a group of top YouTubers and Viners including Ebony Day, Luke Cutforth, Leslie Wai, Huw Samuel and The Jayne Sharp.

The SATURN was used to record all the vocals on the track and features in the studio scenes throughout the video which helped raise thousands of pounds for the Comic Relief charity. Click here to view on YouTube or watch below...

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Sontronics celebrates 10th birthday at NAMM Show

25th January 2015: 10th BIRTHDAY AT NAMM SHOW!
We're just back from another busy NAMM Show, which was a special one as it marked the 10th anniversary since we launched Sontronics in 2005.

As well as all our microphones on demo, our super-sized booth (hosted by our US partners, Pro Audio Distribution) also boasted birthday balloons, specially personalised M&Ms, new stickers and a sneak peeks at some new products. We'd taken pre-production models of three new mics to the show with us, and they all got a fantastic reception, so look out for news on those.

Thanks to everyone - visitors, colleagues, fellow exhibitors - who made it another great show. Let's make this a year to remember!

Sontronics founder Trevor Coley celebrating 10th anniversary

2015, as you may or may not know, marks the 10th anniversary since the launch of Sontronics at the 2005 NAMM Show and we're arranging lots of events to celebrate. Hopefully we'll see you at one of these, but watch out for more on our FB page...

• Wed 4th February: Meet The Maker – Klangfarbe, Vienna, Austria
• Wed 11th March: Meet The Maker – Salão Mozart in Porto, Portugal
• Mon 23rd March: Educational seminar at Weymouth College Careers Day
• 15–18th April: Frankfurt Musikmesse, Germany
Thur 23rd April: Workshop evening at Production Room, Leeds
7–10th May: AES conference in Warsaw, Poland
• Friday 8th May: Meet The Maker – Westlake Pro, Studio City, LA
• Wed 13th May: Meet The Maker – Red Bull Studios, London (in association with Alchemea and Red Dog London)
• 16–17th May: VOX Events voiceover seminar, Derby, UK
• 1–3rd June: Workshops and store visits in Cologne, Neusaß & Munich, Germany
• Tues 30th June: Best of British open day at SXPro, Baldock, Hertfordshire
• 8–12th July: Summer NAMM, Nashville, USA
• 5–6th August: Studio workshops & store visits in Scotland
• 29th Oct – 1st Nov: AES Conference, New York, USA
• 20th – 21st Nov: Music Production Expo, London

Sontronics ARIA wins two more awards

29th December 2014: ARIA WINS TWO MORE AWARDS!
What a year it's been for our new ARIA mic. It won three awards in its first three reviews (Platinum Award from Future Music, Choice Award from Music Tech and Editor's Choice from Pro Tools Expert), and to finish the year on a high, ARIA has now picked up two more awards!

In November, ARIA was shortlisted for the MusicTech's Best Microphone of the Year and we found out on Christmas Day that we won Gold, so a HUGE thank you to everyone who voted; you did us proud! Meanwhile, ARIA was chosen by Future Music as Best Microphone in their 2014 Gear of The Year round-up. Looks like we're going to need to build a new shelf to put all of ARIA's awards on!

Sontronics drum mics on cover of Recording Magazine US

Thanks to the reviewers at one of the US's most revered music publications, our drum microphones have made it on to the cover of Recording Magazine.

Reviewer Paul Vnuk Jr. was clearly impressed by the mics, saying of the DM-1B: "Sonically, [it] is a very full-range condenser mic… with a surprisingly crisp and airy top end. On kick this results in a very full, even sound across the spectrum with a very big bottom end.… the two words that stand out are “huge” and “natural". It is also a fantastic bass cabinet mic… it captures the subsonic lows beautifully while grabbing the mid honk of the strings, but never sounds overhyped."

Click here to read the full review. To find out more about our drum mics, click here.

Sontronics drum mics on cover of Recording Magazine US

19th November 2014: WE WON 'BEST MIC BRAND' AWARD!!!
We're SO proud to announce that last night we picked up the Best Microphone Brand award at at the glamorous MIA Awards ceremony!

Sontronics was in a hard-fought category alongside seven other microphone brands, but thanks to the votes of thousands of Sontronics supporters we not only won the category but also, so we're told by the organisers, managed to pick up more votes than the other seven brands put together, which is absolutely incredible.

We were presented our award by Dan Griffiths, editor-in-chief at Future Music magazine and MusicRadar (who sponsored the award), and Clive Roberts, chairman of the MIA (Music Industries Association).

With our 10th anniversary just around the corner (we launched Sontronics in January 2005 at the Winter NAMM Show), this is just amazing news, and it goes without saying that we couldn't do this without all of you.

Every single person who uses and owns a Sontronics mic is essentially a member of our Sontronics family, and we want to thank you all for your votes, for your support and for continuing to help us spread the Sontronics word!

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