The Sandhill Story started in 2008 when three Finnish music-loving engineers got together to be innovative and crazy. These three professionals of their craft, with special expertise covering all the initial parts of microphone manufacturing, set themselves a goal no-one had managed to achieve. Their goal was to create a beautifully musical sounding ribbon microphone, having no limitations for its use. They wanted the microphone to be original and free of common problems associated with all ribbon microphones. The team had only goals set by themselves so the product could be finished without compromises. The 3-year designing period was full of inspiring moments of eureka, leading to the creation of increasingly better versions. During this period, the three individuals evolved from being friends into an interactive team, which together with the "field-testing feedback", was able to create the Sandhill 6011A Ribbon Microphone.
Riku Pasanen is the father of Sandhill Audio. Although the team has had a shared custody for years, Sandhill to him is like an own child. Riku is the spark of the Sandhill team. "The idea is the key, and you don´t give up if you feel something’s meaningful to you", he says. Riku is in charge of all the mechanical design and fabrication at Sandhill.
“Curiosity is a driving force but questioning makes you stay on the right track,” he says. Petteri thinks that the best way to gain ground is to set oneself challenges that one cannot back away from. Petteri is responsible of the electronics research, design and fabrication at Sandhill.
Sammy has noted that many of the barriers in life are set by people themselves. This knowledge has played an important role in the creation of the Sandhill ribbon microphones. Sammy focus all his experience and knowledge in the Sandhill R&D into finding what is worth reaching for. He is the dog-ears of the Sandhill team and the interpreter between the customer field.