"I'm always busy with all kinds of jobs from album recordings to live tech-ing to massive Raymond Gubbay orchestra tours and I can safely say that Sontronics mics get used on everything!
"I first came across Sontronics a couple of years ago. I was at BBC Maida Vale where trombonist Pete Beachill and the BBC Big Band were using Sontronics ribbon mics on a concert with Jack Bruce from Cream. I loved the way they looked, and then I loved the way they sounded!
"I did a whole string quartet recording using SIGMA, DELTA, ORPHEUS and OMEGA with the STC-1S as overheads… that was lots of fun. The Gordon Campbell Big Band (very retro-style acoustic big band) I mixed live with just the DELTA and ORPHEUS in figure-of-eight pattern… superb! And for the Syd Lawrence Night At The Musicals album the DELTA was used for all the solos and overdubs.
"They're all great, but the SIGMA and DELTA I've loved from minute one. It's a very satisfying feeling when you push a fader up and all you can do is smile! DELTA is my favourite. It sounds so natural and takes an obscene amount of level without needing much EQ, if any.
"I love the look and feel of all the mics. At one live gig, someone commented on them asking if I'd raided the BBC archives! The boxes and cases are well made too. When asked if I'd recommend the mics to anyone, to be quite honest I talk about little else!"