How should a sax player in a rockband manage to project the sound of his horn over the dominant group sound?. Early in the eighties SD Systems decided to try solving this old problem. No mike existed which would offer sufficient quality and without limiting the freedom of movement of the player. The fact SD designers were sax players themselves was of great advantage for the development of the mike. The legendary LCM85 was born: a Leightweight Condenser Microphone, which could be directly attached to the bell of the sax by means of an adaptable mounting system. With it, total freedom of movement on stage finally came, as well as an end to those ever dominating guitars. SD Systems was established in 1981. Actually they were musicians, earning a living elsewhere during daytime, performing in the evening and in between developing equipment in the garage. Serge Schrier, present director of SD Systems, was playing in the rock circuit, at the time where he met Rob Dugour, guitarist and sax player.
Present and future
A note from Serge