The Presidio Label's owner and founder, James Biddle, has worked extensively in the pro audio and video industries for over a decade, in Australia, the USA and the UK.
James is married and has two sons (Harry & Oliver), and spends his time travelling between Sydney, Australia and the USA.
In late 2015 The Presidio Label secured the exclusive US distribution rights for the new British microphone manufacturer, Aston Microphones. We have an office in Santa Barbara, CA, and a warehouse in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, and employ a small team of great people who handle sales, shipping and accounts.
We started shipping Aston Microphones in the US in late January, coinciding with NAMM. We deal with America’s leading pro audio and video dealers, including Vintage King, B&H, Full Compass, Sam Ash, Amazon, zZounds, Guitar Center, Samy's Camera, Chicago Music Exchange, Performance Audio and Alto Music.
Aston Microphones can be found in over 400 retail locations in the US.
Some of the artists we worked with include: Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, RHCP, The Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, The Afghan Whigs, Against Me!, Queens of The Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures, Iggy Pop, Blondie, DevilDriver, Faith No More, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, NeYo, LL Cool J, You Am I, The Drones, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Band of Horses, Billy Idol, Alain Johannes, Ben Kweller, A Perfect Circle, Fear Factory, Dave Catching, The Delta Spirit, The Black Angels, Israel Nash, Midlake, The Hives, Heart, Deftones, Palms, Phantogram, The Ting Tings, Stone Temple Pilots, Guns N’ Roses, Scott Weiland, St Etienne, Linkin Park, The Strokes, Har Mar Superstar, Poliça, Florence & The Machine, My Jerusalem, The Twilight Singers, Birds of Tokyo, Cog, Karnivool, Faker, High Tension, UNKLE, The Duke Spirit, Peaches, PJ Harvey, Yes, and many more.