"Whilst recording a large string section for Brigitte Fontaine at Abbey Road Studio 2, my usual stereo ribbon was being used in Studio 1 and they recommended the Sontronics APOLLO as a substitute. It was great and after the strings were done I tried it as a drum overhead and then acoustic guitar… it excelled at anything I tried it on.
"I had been looking for a snare drum mic but couldn't bring myself to pay £1,000 for one and was having to use a combination of common studio mics to get what I wanted. After checking out Sontronics' website I came across the DM-1S and DM-1T and I asked to try them. "I used them on tracks for The Enemy and Baxter Dury, they did the job brilliantly and I ordered some straight away... my wallet isn't going to wince if one takes a hit with a drumstick! I've got a lot of microphones but there are certain go-to mics, and the DM-1T and 1S have become my go-tos for tom and snare.
"I really can't fault the build quality, Trevor at Sontronics has been great – so supportive and helpful – and to be honest I'd like to try everything in the range!"