This review is done by Interface Magazine(marz 2020). Written in Dutch.
Abbey Road Institute London and British microphone brand Sontronics are pleased to announce their official partnership, following years of working together.
The link between Abbey Road Institute (ARI) and the microphone company dates back to when the school was founded in 2015, following many years of close involvement between the brand and Abbey Road Studios itself (where many Sontronics microphone prototypes have been worked on and developed). ARI graduate Chris Cook, who was a student from the Institute’s very first intake, joined the Sontronics team in 2016 and is now full-time Product Manager for the brand. Both Chris and Trevor Coley (Sontronics’ founder and designer) regularly give microphone and recording workshops at the London campus, teaching the students how to get the best results through the understanding of microphone types, correct placement and various recording techniques.
This official partnership provides the Institute’s music production students with additional learning experiences through masterclasses, online workshops and on-site work placements at Sontronics’ Dorset HQ as well as access to Sontronics’ full range of premium-quality microphones plus the chance to try out and give feedback on new prototypes. Sontronics has always placed great emphasis on education and this partnership provides the perfect opportunity to share the brand’s technical expertise and knowledge with the next generation of producers, engineers and artists.
Sontronics’ founder & designer Trevor Coley states: “We are incredibly proud of our partnership with Abbey Road Institute, where we’re thrilled to say our mics are used on a daily basis and, of course, all our new prototypes are put through their paces next door in Abbey Road Studios under the watchful eye of chief microphone technician Lester Smith. We have a passion for creating innovative products and building classics of the future, but we are also dedicated to sharing knowledge and helping others to develop their skills. Our partnership with Abbey Road Institute reflects these two aspects of Sontronics perfectly.”
Today, with much of the world still living in very different circumstances, the Institute team has adapted its teaching methods, giving classes electronically, and the staff have been working closely with Sontronics to develop online and live-streamed workshops, the first of which was delivered on Friday 15th May with more to follow. These new workshops are not only available to London students, but also shared with the other Institutes across Europe and South Africa.
Sontronics’ Product Manager and Abbey Road Institute alumnus Chris Cook comments: “We will continue to work closely with Abbey Road Institute students and graduates around the world, sharing our passion for product design and experience of recording techniques, either in person or using new technologies to work together remotely.”
Abbey Road Institute’s Campus Manager, Mike Sinnott adds: “Trevor and his team have developed a comprehensive range of excellent-sounding mics that have proved to be a big hit with staff and students alike. Since working with Sontronics we have received a consistently high level of personalised educational support. I am happy that we can now formally announce them as one of our key partners.”
Clear Tune Monitors introduced their latest model CE320 with 3 drivers.
Suggested streetprice of 349,00 euro.
In-Ears are such an important component in live performances today, and for the longest time you’ve had to settle for subpar sound, so with that in mind we’ve created the CE320, our first entry-level in-ear with world-class sound.
The CE320 is a triple-driver earphone, which carries the same technology, components and engineered. It offers extremely clear and accurate sound with an enhanced presence of low frequencies, making it a smart choice for musicians as well as music lovers.
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Elite Acoustics introduce the new line of small mixers/effects. The Stompmix X4 and X6 are compact and easy for use.
The Elite Acoustics Stompmix X4 has a suggested streetprice of 359,00 euro.The Elite Acoustics Stompmix X6 has a suggested streetprice of 649,00 euro.
The GadgetGear.nl site just put online the review of the Saramonic Blink500 series. It reached the max 5 stars that you can get on a review. Available for camera/IOS/Android with single or double transmitter. Perfect for vlogging/interviews/boadcast and many more.
Now ready and shipping is 2BOX’s newest baby: the five-piece ”SpeedLight Kit”. Its dual-zone drum pads are fitted with high-quality mesh heads; the dual-zone crash pad and triple-zone ride pad both feature a choke function. The compact and light-weight rack can easily be assembled and needs a floor space of just 1,20 x 0,70 m. The heart of the SpeedLight Kit is our world-class sound module “DrumIt Three”, which has been specifically configurated for the SpeedLight Kit: Plug’n’Play guaranteed. All necessary clamps and connection cables are included.
A suggested streetprice of 1299,00 euro incl VAT
The Sontronics Podcast Pro is a dynamic microphone designed specifically for podcast, broadcast, radio, gaming and voiceover applications.
This microphone has a suggested streetprice of 129,00 euro
We like to invite you to visit the ISE2020 at Amsterdam, NL.
Hyperactive Benelux will be present with Tectonica Audio Labs at ISE2020. Tectonic Audio Labs will shown their latest revolution in compact PA systems for live, station, mosk etc etc. If you like a preview of their systems and possibilities please take a look at their website. See our invitation below.