Multi-award-winning valve microphone that guarantees silky smooth results
The beautiful Sontronics Aria valve/tube condenser microphone really does sound as stunning as it looks, and since its launch in 2014, it has established itself as a modern classic thanks to its silky smooth and balanced tone.
Developed specifically for vocals and beta-tested by top producers and the engineers at Abbey Road, Aria guarantees gorgeous results not only on voices and spoken word, but also on string and wind instruments, percussion and for overhead recording.
The Aria is hand-built in the UK using the highest-quality components, resulting in a superbly precise signal, astonishing clarity and extremely low self-noise.
that sit comfortably
in the mix
Paul Epworth and
Abbey Road Studios
GO-TO FOR VOCALS
Engineered to give
on any voice
"Aria is incredibly smooth with bags of character… it easily competes with any vintage valve mic!"
Paul Epworth, Producer (Coldplay, U2, Adele)
Immediately upon its release, ARIA was being held in the highest esteem by users and reviewers alike and it has picked up a huge collection of awards in its lifetime so far!
Aria came about after years of painstaking research and many months of beta-testing with several top engineers at Abbey Road Studios
Sontronics Aria has won multiple awards and accolades for a very simple reason: it has been sympathetically designed to give the most beautiful results and employs the highest quality components, including a hand-selected 12AX7/ECC83 vacuum tube.
The external power supply offers pad and filter controls as well as a tube-ready LED, letting you know when the mic is warmed up and at its best. The internal circuitry includes a medical-grade filter to ensure the power source is pure, clean and interference-free.
It’s no wonder that Aria has become a go-to microphone for anyone serious about getting the best results, and you’ll hear it in action on tracks by everyone from Ed Sheeran to Grammy-winning producers Flood (U2, PJ Harvey, Foals), Paul Epworth (Adele, Coldplay) and Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Black-Eyed Peas).
Aria is a must-have if you're serious about achieving the best possible vocal and voiceover recordings, but it will also capture stunning results from cello, violin, piano, acoustic guitar, percussion and in pairs for overhead miking.
"ARIA is just a dream... it brings light into my life."
PJ Harvey, Artist/Composer
20Hz to 20kHz
8-pin mic to PSU (cable supplied), 3-pin XLR out
230 x 55 x 55mm
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"ARIA is silky smooth with all the classic characteristics I'd expect from a vintage valve mic. Yet another well designed and beautiful-sounding mic from Sontronics!"
Andrew Dudman, Senior Recording Engineer, Abbey Road Studios