Joshua J Macrae. English drummer and record producer.
Running Roger Taylor's studio, engineering & co producing solo projects & Queen projects
“We have some fabulous vintage mics here so I wasn’t on the hunt for microphones. But when I was asked to try the Sandhill 6011A.. I asked for a matched pair and I’ve been hooked ever since. The Sandhill 6011A is quite simply, a beautiful microphone”
He was the drummer of Roger Taylor's band The Cross and went on to co-produce all of Taylor's solo albums from 1992 on, played drums at Roger Taylor's solo concerts and works with Queen in the studio from 1992.
Jonathan Wilson. Singer-songwriter, musician and producer.
"The Sandhill 6011A is now a part of my arsenal full time,in the studio I reach for it every session. The build quality is the best in the world. I have yet to hear a Ribbon with this much clarity and bandwith. The fact that you can use it in front of loud sources may be the best feature of all.. The way this mic performs close micing an amp, guitar or bass, is completely stunning."
Glen Campell, Tom Petty, Leslie Stevens, Erykah Badu, Father John Misty, Dawes, Jackson Browne, Gerald Johnson, James Gadson, Chris Robinson, Andy Cabic, Johnathan Rice, Gary Louris, A Fine Frenzy, Roy Harper, Roger Waters
Boris Carloff is a Czech musician, composer and record producer.
"As a real microphone freak, I own a lot of ribbon microphones. From RCA to EMI to Mellodium on the vintage side, from AEA to Royers on the contemporary side. I have to admit the Sandhills are the favourite ones. Not only because of their almost unbreakable non-fragility, but especially because of the sound . You can use them from a kick to opera singers, from electric guitar to acoustic guitar. They still the win in the shootouts. They have character, colour but what they are not is being woolly and dark."
Boris is the owner of the famous Prague based Soundevice Studio, one of the founders' of the plugin company United Plugins, and also owner of two Czech Grammies and one Czech Mercury Prize for his own music.
Antti Lötjönen. is one of the most sought-after bass players in Finland. Lötjönen is a part of top Finnish jazz groups such as the Timo Lassy Band, Sun Trio and Verneri Pohjola Quartet. He has toured around the world in major concert venues, festivals and jazz clubs. video
Julius Mauranen. Mixing and recording engineer, producer. Studio Kekkonen
"I found the Sandhill 6011A to be not only a highly detailed and beautiful sounding microphone, but also one that has a level of consistency and reliability in terms of sonics only found in some of the best microphones in the world. It quickly became my point of reference as"..and this is what it REALLY sounds like". It’s addictive. What I loved most about the Sandhill is that it’s a true no-nonsense workhorse. Works on virtually anything, can handle a blistering amount of SPL, reacts spectacularly well on any post-processing you can throw at it. It’s a beautiful piece of microphone design and a true diamond in any mic collection"
Vesa-Matti Loiri, Olavi Uusivirta, Emma Salokoski, Katri Helena, Matti Johannes Koivu,Topi Saha, Vilma Timonen Quartet ..
Jukka Immonen. Producer and composer.
"The Sandhill 6011A is one of the best ribbon mics I’ve ever used. A real all-around workhorse. For whatever I can think of using it, the results are inspiring and full of possibilities"
Jukka has worked with a number artists, such as Jenni Vartiainen, Anna Abreu, Anssi Kela, Mariska & Pahat Sudet and Margaret Berger. Immonen has also composed music for Finnish films and television. He received a Jussi Award for Best Score in a Dome Karukoski film, Tyttö sinä olet tähti (2005), and later worked with Karukoski again for his television series Veljet (2010). As a music producer, he received an Emma Award in 2010 for his work with Jenni Vartiainen, Mariska & Pahat Sudet, Anna Puu and Lemonator. Immonen is the co-writer of the Roberto Bellarosa song "Love Kills", Belgium's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland
Musiikkitalo, located in the heart of Helsinki, is a concert venue.
In addition to the 1,704-seat Concert Hall, intended for acoustic music, there are also five smaller halls in the Musiikkitalo - Black Box, Camerata, Organo, Sonore, and the Rehearsal Hall Paavo - and the Klubi Restaurant, all of which have different acoustics and uses. During the season from September to May, Musiikkitalo hosts 70 to 100 concerts and other events every month. The concert calendar has something for everybody: classical, folk, jazz, and pop music.
YLE, Helsinki, Finland. National broadcast company of Finland
Aalto Studio, Aalto University Helsinki, Finland.
Aalto Studios is the newest piece of university wide infrastructure at Aalto University. They bring together designers, filmmakers, youtubers, game developers, communicators, performing artists, educators, angel investors, public-sector operators… anyone who has an interest in using and exploring media platforms for their studies and research.