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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ARTHUR participates in Paisley Park Celebration 2017

Schertler Ambassador Morris Hayes (New Power Generation), along with fellow keyboard player Tommy Barbarella, took full advantage of the ARTHUR mixer's modular design at the recent Paisley Park Celebration 2017, held to honour the life and legacy of Prince on the first anniversary of his death.

24 Arthur modules, including a range of input and output units, were formed into two separate mixers for use by the keyboard players during rehearsals and for the event itself. Hayes commented: "Listening to the show in my headphone, the sound was transparent, warm and clean. For me it all comes down to sound quality. I can tell you this Arthur is one of the best mixers I've ever heard. It's modular so you can add or take away as needed. That's a real big deal”

As Hayes continues to explore the potential of ARTHUR's modularity with all 24 units, Stage Manager Burle Avant (VJ Avant) is making a video documentary (with Hayes) which will also include more on ARTHUR . Watch this space ...