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…
New modules for ARTHUR
Three new modules are now available for the ARTHUR mixer: Multiple In, Subgroup and Spring (reverb). Used alongside the current range of input and output modules, these offer even greater flexibility and more efficient workflow.
The new MULTIPLE IN is a Class A input module that can receive 4 line signals (or two stereo lines). Mainly intended for use with audio devices that generate a 0 dbV line signal, it is designed to enable simple routing of line signals to Arthur’s L/R Master. Although the unit has more limited features (i.e. no Gain, filters or Aux routing), it is very useful for subgroup routing: Its inputs can accommodate effect units, CD players, tape or digital recorders, preamps of any kind and electronic instruments such as keyboards and Midi devices.
The ARTHUR SUBGROUP is a high-end, CLASS-A summing amp. It functions as an additional unit for configuring a group of input modules that are to be controlled via a single pair of faders. Two Subgroup units can be directly mounted in the ARTHUR Format 48 mixer - along with a theoretically infinite number of other Subgroup units that must be cabled to either a Stereo In or Multiple In unit.
ARTHUR’s new SPRING reverb can be used both as a mixer module and as a stand-alone unit. Equipped with six springs, the unit is designed to deliver a rich reverb effect that also has a time-adjustable analogue decay. A digital delay provides a simple and efficient solution for delay lines that retard or echo the signal before being sent to the spring. When used as a stand-alone unit, the Spring can provide reverb for a signal from another mixer, or a guitar pedal, for example.
The new modules can be ordered online as part of a new mixer configuration. Current ARTHUR users can also purchase the modules separately to add to existing configurations.