Sound Techniques believes that praise from its clients is its best measure of success. Here's a sample of what clients say about Sound Techniques and its products.
"I'm thrilled with the 633 mixer which has lived up to all my expectations.
It's first assignment was as a sub mixer to record a live stage musical in Australia for a DVD. Six line inputs were used and all worked well.
Next was a TVC requiring timecode which I can now provide.
Finally a docco using my 418 mid-side stereo mic connected to inputs 1 & 2 and 3 radio mics connected to line inputs 4, 5 & 6. Great knowing the inputs are all recorded cleanly as ISOs and the radio mics were able to drive the line inputs ok - worth getting those adapter cables!
Being able to set up the mixer in advance and save all the settings for each shoot was particularly useful as some overlapped and I could recall settings quickly and easily.
I've only had the mixer for a couple of weeks but already feel comfortable using it."
Ian Masterton, Location Sound, Dunedin
"Thanks for the training this afternoon.
I think the recording went well, controlling five teenagers was a bit of a challenge, but I survived."
" I love the way my new Sound Devices USB Pre 2 works and the results I am getting are great with quick and accurate Acoustic measurements from it.
I like to use well designed products and I like to see others who also value good engineering do the same. Purchase price is only part of the equation when making a purchase. Will this product do the job reliably, is very important in the purchase process. When out in the field equipment that lets me down wastes my time and costs me money."
Gordon Prier, CRC Studios, Christchurch
"Had the Adam Audio A5X monitors now for neally a week and all I can say is WOW awesome, cheers for great service."
Peter Rattray, Peter Rattray Mastering, Christchurch
"My association with Sound Techniques Ltd goes back some two years now and in that time I have received only great service and advice. I really appreciated Stephen Buckland’s incredible patience and thoroughness as he advised me on the merits of various recording devices. As an oral historian good recording equipment is essential and I have found Stephen both knowledgeable and helpful as he assisted me through the purchasing process.
Moving in to the digital age was a big step for me as a technically challenged person. Here again, Stephen Buckland showed great patience, laced with a bit of humour, as he has guided me through the transition period. Even after the initial settling in phase Stephen has stayed in contact and I have always felt that assistance is only an email or a phone call away and the distance between us – Timaru to Auckland – is no barrier to service."
Ruth Low, Oral Historian, Your History, Timaru
“I’ve dealt with Sound Techniques since the inception of The Colour Field Recording Studio and have found them to be friendly, reliable and helpful – also, it’s great dealing with people who know and understand your business and are prepared to go the extra mile for you.”
Tim Julian, Owner, Producer, Engineer and Teaboy, The Colour Field Recording Studio, Tauranga www.fragilecolours.com/
"I contacted Sound Techniques when I was putting a very green foot forward to purchase a digital audio recorder for oral history work.
Their equipment advice was spot on and Stephen Buckland and his team have provided superb after sales support; they really do 'listen and give sound advice'!"
Pip Oldham, Freelance Oral Historian, Wellington
"As a small radio production organisation, producing a Dutch language programme in New Zealand, we work on a limited budget.
It is therefore important to get solid and professional advice.
When our fifteen year old mixing console began to show its age, we contacted Stephen Buckland at Sound Techniques. We have dealt with them for a couple of years now and bought things like a “Focusrite” microphone processor, HHB reporter microphone and the latest purchase, a “D&R Airmate” mixing console.
The “Airmate” suited our budget and has proven to be a fantastic mixer, sturdy and it sounds great.
We at Echo Radio certainly believe Sound Techniques slogan "we listen and give sound advice"
Theo Boekel, Studio Owner/Engineer, Echo Radio www.echo.org.nz/
"Thanks very much to Stephen at Sound Techniques, with his help of thinking outside the box it made it possible for me to take a very new (the first one sold in NZ I think?) Sound Devices 788T recorder to Rarotonga for a 5 week drama shoot. The 788T is an awesome machine and Stephen emailed with news of new firmware or operating procedures the second they were released. Thanks again and all the best for 2009!!"
Chris Hiles, Production Sound Mixer, Wellington