IN THE BEGINNING
Back in 2004, musician and audio enthusiast Trevor Coley decided to pursue his dream of creating a range of microphones that delivered professional-quality results at truly affordable prices.
He began sketching out designs for innovative-looking mics with classic styling and a unique sound too, thanks to our signature smooth high-frequency rolloff that you'll find in all of mics, from the most affordable dynamic to our top-of-the range products.
The Sontronics brand was launched at the NAMM Show in Los Angeles in January 2005 where we showed our first range of condenser mics. Many of these mics, including Orpheus, STC-1 and STC-2, ended up becoming best-sellers and remain in our range today.
Sontronics has since grown from strength to strength and our products now include studio condensers, mono and stereo ribbons, valve and dynamic microphones, including our world-beating Podcast Pro, as well as must-have accessories such as our ST-POP popshield, XLR-USB cable and Elevate desktop stand.
Our mics can be found in some of the biggest and best studios and sound stages as well as in radio stations, home studios, educational establishments and podcasting set-ups all round the world.
BEST OF BRITISH
All our products are designed and developed here on the south coast of England by our founder Trevor Coley, and all our new prototype models are put through rigorous beta-testing with top British producers including Flood (U2, Editors, The Foals) and Paul Epworth (Adele, Coldplay, U2) as well as several engineers at Abbey Road Studios.
The majority of our microphones are also made here in the UK with all of our top-end mics fitted with circuits made to our proprietary designs and hand-wound transformers manufactured within 2 miles of our door.
We are proud to be spear-heading innovations in electronics engineering and product design right here in Dorset.
Every single mic is individually checked and tested here in our Dorset warehouse before being shipped. You can be sure that every Sontronics microphone has undergone rigorous scrutiny at each stage of the process before it gets to you and your studio.
WORDS OF WISDOM
"From the day Sontronics was conceived, my passion has been to design innovative products capable of delivering outstanding results, built to the highest standards yet at a realistic price.
"Over the years, Sontronics has matured into a respected brand, picking up amazing reviews and multiple awards along the way, all of which makes me feel so proud. The ultimate accolade is knowing that world-famous artists, engineers and producers are making hit records, giving stunning on-stage performances and creating record-breaking podcasts using our microphones.
"When you get a Sontronics mic, whoever you are and whatever you're recording, you join this family and you become part of something very special. Thank you for taking that journey with us."
Trevor Coley, Founder & Designer, SONTRONICS