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JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER

Cellist / Composer

"I'm very fussy about how my cello is recorded but I have found the SIGMA produces a very true picture of the sound"

"Recently I was recording at Abbey Road Studios and asked to use a vintage STC mic. The head engineer there [Andrew Dudman] mentioned that he had 'another ribbon mic [a Sontronics SIGMA] so we did a blind side-by-side test and I went for the SIGMA


"My Stradivarius Barjansky cello is a huge part of my life and it is my 'sound' as a musician, I'm very fussy about how it's recorded! So often microphones do not reproduce its true sound, but I have found the SIGMA produces a very true picture of the sound. 


"We've used the SIGMA for the Audio Network session at Abbey Road, for a reworking of the South Bank Show theme tune [at Sphere Studios] and a first recording with my cellist wife Jiaxin for the Classic FM/HMV series 'The Full Works'. 


"Everything seems thoroughly professional and the microphones are beautifully packaged. I would certainly recommend Sontronics microphones to other people. "It is wonderful to find mics that refer to the best of the past and work so truthfully in the present."