The British Built Aston Starlight

The British Built Aston Starlight

A laser targeted beacon of the global audio equipment marketplace.

European Circuits is delighted to be the chosen manufacturer of Aston Microphone’s new award winning Starlight microphone.

The Aston Starlight is the first ever laser targeting pencil microphone, allowing for recall of mic position in studio use, an incredibly quick and easy to set up in live applications. This truly astonishing microphone also showcases Aston’s variable voice switching for sound contouring, nearly indestructible build qualities, their signature sintered head and Aston’s, now famous, tumbled 100% stainless steel chassis.

The mic’ features a 20mm cardioid capsule, hand-picked by a panel of more than 50 top producers in double blind listening tests conducted during 2016. Starlight was launched at Winter NAMM in Anaheim CA in January 2017, and immediately won ‘Best in Show’ from over 6,000 other music technology brands vying for the title.

Aston Microphones has had a meteoric rise over the past two years, with Coldplay, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Ferry and many more industry super-stars already using their equipment. Furthermore, if you take a glance at their Facebook page you will see they have amassed 44,000 likes and followers which is largely down to their expertise and creative outlook in the audio business.

European Circuits has been working closely with the Aston designers to maximise the DFM (design for manufacture) impact of Starlight. This has been a great example of what the ECL can offer prospective clients.  The entire microphone including all of the electronics and mechanical sub-assemblies is being produced at European Circuits’ Glasgow based facility.

Aston’s Director of Product Development, Sean Karpowicz, explains why European Circuits have been the perfect match for the project. “From the very beginning we have been delighted with how helpful and attentive European Circuits has been to our every need. There is a true can do spirit about the company which I love – They get on with things and we greatly appreciate the fact that If there is a benefit to changing the manufacturing process slightly they will tell us and we will adapt accordingly. I wax lyrical about the company to many people and I believe those in the know will understand that we can only build this product if we gain the correct supplier efficiencies and that is certainly the case with European Circuits”.

European Circuits offer the following services – PCB manufacture, PCB assembly, test, box build and design, one of the few companies that can provide this type of integrated service in the UK.