He has been awarded a professorship in music and has often been referred to as a legend in the music industry for both his engineering history and for the ranges of pro audio equipment he has designed. He is a huge advocate for analogue sound and brings his unique signature to all that he designs.
Toft started off his Career with Tony Pike Music in 1964. In the late 60’s he started at the famous Trident Studios, as their first engineer recording many legendary artists including T-Rex, David Bowie, James Taylor, as well as engineering ‘Hey Jude’ for The Beatles.
However, trident studios only had a 16 track desk. In 1971 Malcolm designed and created a 24 track console specifically for the them. The huge success of the ‘A Range’ led him to managing Trident Audio Developments LTD (TRIAD) where he made many consoles for studios around the world and cemented his name in pro-audio equipment.
Since TRIAD, Malcolm Toft has gone on to create a range of very popular equipment under the names of MTA (Malcolm Toft Associates), Toft Audio Designs and Ocean Audio.
Today he is working hard to launch an exciting new, very unique Bassics range to market, not only for the pro-audio industry but for all musicians.
Bringing his signature style of designing equipment for the music industry and creating a beautiful analogue sound, Toft has created a game changer for Bass Guitarists.
Unlike anything currently on the market, the range of Bassics equipment is designed to fill a niche and to bring an exciting new pre-amplification system to the foot of musicians.