Since its foundation in the early 1980s, Schertler SA has launched a programme of passionate research that aims to achieve the highest levels of accuracy in the reproduction of acoustic stringed instrument sound. Led by bassist and founder Stephan Schertler, the research and development company initially began to focus on producing high quality tools and innovative technology to replace the technology and imperfections of piezo pickups. Over the years, Schertler’s original approach to harnessing acoustic vibrations has resulted in a number of fundamental innovations, some of which have gained international patents, such as the STAT Series of contact microphones.
In 2003, Schertler launched an original series of compact amplifiers – the Classic Series. Since then, the 3-channel UNICO and 2-channel DAVID have provided musicians with high quality portable solutions for stringed instrument amplification. Suited to virtually any live performance situation, these amplifiers have received unanimous feedback from users around the world, helping to build the reputation that Schertler has gained in the field of acoustic amplification.
The latest note from THE DIARY…
Arthur in Boston
Grammy award-winning engineer and Schertler ambassador Rob Griffin recently visited Boston (USA) for some recording sessions with his ARTHUR mixer. Here he met up with other Schertler gear users who were pleased to share their experiences:
“I recently purchased an ARTHUR mixer and TIM PA from Schertler per the suggestion from my friend and engineering master Rob Griffin, who stayed with me for a while this spring in Boston while recording some projects. I am amazed at the clarity of sound - the capture of my (mostly analog) keyboards, my Steinway M - it’s real and present. What I hear is direct, clear, inspiring. It’s like the best of these wonderful instruments is finally respected, acoustically, for us musicians to immediately be part of and work together to convey an honest, humanistic sound for our art.”
Ben Schwendener, Director, Gravity Arts. Inc.
“We were rehearsing using a combination of the TIM PA system and ARTHUR mixer for the first time and I could not believe my ears. I have never heard anything like it. The sound was so natural, clear and strong. Shortly after, we played a concert at a smaller venue using just the DAVID amp for vocal microphone. We were also quite impressed and everyone was commenting on it. Lastly, our engineer Rob Griffin has been using the ARTHUR mixer as preamps during the recording of our upcoming albums “Terra" and “Reconexion”. Again, the sound was just right; extremely natural and breathable. We just discovered this company and we cannot recommend it enough.”
Sissy Castrogiovanni and Jorge Perez-Albela Boston, MA