John Willett MInstSCEColleen Heard
John Willett MInstSCE is the Managing Director of Sound-Link ProAudio Ltd, who are official UK distributors of a range of microphones.
Also a freelance consultant, writer and classical music recordist, John established Circle Sound Services (his recording business) in 1978. He has recorded a number of CDs including one in Classic FM’s “Full Works” series and is well regarded for his solo piano recordings, and recently recorded the inaugural concert for “Sono Vivo”, a charity that performs classical music concerts to raise money for cancer charities.
Formerly Technical Manager at Sennheiser UK, microphones have always been his passion, as is his desire to “capture the performance”. He has been recording digitally since 1983 and (according to “Music Week”) was the first to produce an album by digitally overdubbing using a pair of PCM-F1 units. He has been using digital microphones since 2006 and is highly regarded as an expert on the subject.
John has written for several publications including Sound On Sound and Line Up and has presented several papers at AES conferences and one for the Institute of Acoustics. He is a past President of the International Federation of Soundhunters and was Chairman of the British Sound Recording Association for many years. John is on the Executive Committee of the IPS and is also a member of both the APRS and AES. John has been a long-standing member of the ISCE.