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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.

First business you reach out to when the proverbial hits the fan. We are lucky to have his team to support our industry when we need it they are right there“”

Kris Thompson

Freelance Location Sound Recordist at Sonic Productions and O.B. Sound Assist

“Just a note to say thank you to Sound Techniques and Sound Devices for the service provided to me for my 633 mixer.

Firstly thank you for your service and allowing me to use your hire 633 mixer. This allowed me to work uninterrupted throughout the repair process, and most importantly you made the whole process entirely stress free – that is hugely appreciated.

Secondly a big thank you to Sound Devices for the repair and service of my mixer. The mixer came back looking and operating like it was brand new, which is no mean achievement given the places and conditions it has been in over its lifetime. The cost was incredibly reasonable, and I can only acknowledge the goodwill shown by both Sound Techniques and Sound Devices in standing by the gear they sell.

Its always a pleasure dealing with you.”

Don Paulin,

Motion Audio, Location Audio and Post Production

“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’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

“Stephen Buckland has been my go to supplier for all things (and advice) sound since I dipped a very green toe into moving from analogue to digital sound recording for oral history in 2006. In the intervening years I’ve enjoyed a warm and productive relationship with Stephen and Sound Techniques, and I’ve continued to add to my collection of gear. Through his contacts with oral historians, unfailing helpfulness and attendance at oral history conferences Stephen has become a trusted and valued member of the oral history community. He and Sound Techniques more than live up to their motto. “

Pip Oldham,

Freelance Oral Historian, Wellington

“Thanks for the training this afternoon.

I think the recording went well, controlling five teenagers was a bit of a challenge, but I survived.”

Mandalina Stanisich

“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,

Mastering, Christchurch

“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

“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

“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

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