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.

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Vittorio Cosma meets ARTHUR

Schertler Ambassador Vittorio Cosma has been putting the ARTHUR mixer through its paces in a variety of projects. The producer, musician and composer was a member of the Italian progressive rock band Premiata Forneria Marconi and also works with Elio e le Storie Tese.

During his career, Cosma has collected several gold records and has collaborated with a number of international artists including Stewart Copeland and Adrian Belew. He has composed soundtracks for cinema and TV and is the Artistic Director of many festivals, including La Notte della Taranta and Microcosmi. Cosma has also directed the orchestra at the Festival di Sanremo on a number of occasions.

In his music production studio, Cosma creates music for advertising (Fastweb, Alitalia, Voiello and others). He has also set up a collective called the DEPRODUCERS with other famous Italian producers.

About ARTHUR he says:“Finally a mixer for my keyboards with a high quality sound. It’s also an excellent assembled summing device with a new concept: smart, functional and with quality.