DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles
December 2005
Los Angeles, CA - Scott Schumer has set himself a new challenge: exclusive distribution of the highest quality professional audio products via the launch of In2Out Audio. "In forming this company, we are making pristine audio, flexibility and reliability our prime directives," says Schumer, "folding US brand management and innovative strategies into top and bottom...
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December 2005
Canadian-born singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright has a distinctive style of theatrical pop that has won him awards in his home country and created a following not just on home ground, but around the world. His recent four week European tour took him to a variety of venues, not all of which had the most up to date audio systems that Wainwright’s Front of House...
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December 2005
A three year, $14 million project in Hixson, Tennessee has recently culminated with the opening of a new worship building at Abba's House, a Southern Baptist church in the town of Hixson. And right at the heart of it is a DiGiCo D5 console. Featuring a 3,750 seat auditorium, childcare facilities, classrooms, offices, bookstore and a café, the building...
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December 2005
The end of November saw the BBC’s annual Children In Need appeal taking place, with hundreds of events around the UK raising over £17m for charity. One of the biggest of these was at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, where a 15,000-strong audience enjoyed Status Quo, Jamie Cullum, Tony Christie, Girls Aloud, local Oxfordshire bands Fell City Girl and Harry...
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December 2005
It wasn’t too many years ago that the concept of a ‘virtual band’ taking the music world by storm seemed about as likely as Slayer teaming up with Dolly Parton. Stranger things have happened, however, and cartoon creations The Gorillaz - featuring just the right amount of attitude and horror film imagery to guarantee parental despisal (and therefore...
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November 2005
Mid-November saw a lavish opening ceremony for a brand new, vast sports dome in Doha, Qatar Said to be the largest indoor facility of its kind in the world, the Dome is home to ASPIRE, the country’s Academy for Sports Excellence. Covering 290,000 square metres, it houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool, athletics track, gymnastics hall, games hall, full-sized...
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November 2005
Running in conjunction with (and adjacent to) the ETS-LDI trade show for the second time this year, ET Live is an outdoor event where audio manufacturers can demonstrate their concert sound systems with full staging and production facilities. This forward-thinking idea allows prospective purchasers of equipment throughout the live music audio signal chain, to hear...
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November 2005
Since “Pregherò”, his 1962 Italian version of “Stand by me”, Adriano Celentano has been one of Italy’s most popular pop stars, not only for his singing talent, but also his flamboyant, outspoken character. His latest venture was Rockpolitik, a recent mini-series of prime time TV shows screened live nationwide by Italy’s state...
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October 2005
DiGiCo/Soundtracs Limited has won a Queen's Awards for Enterprise for innovation in the design of their D5 Live series of digital mixing consoles. Hailed as the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance, they recognise outstanding achievement by UK companies in trade, innovation and sustainable development. The Grant of Appointment and Award was presented...
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October 2005
Eels are a band renown to be in an almost permanent state of flux, with the total number of band members appearing in the line-up over the years reaching that of the size of a small orchestra. It was probably fitting then that Mark Everett, better known as E, acquired the services of a four-piece string section to accompany him and other members of the band on stage...
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October 2005
Diva Donna Summer is currently on tour for the first time in six years, taking ‘An Evening With Donna Summer’ across the USA in venues ranging from casino show rooms up to 10,000-capacity arenas. Front of house engineer Tom Heinisch is the owner of New York-based SK Systems. Both he and monitor man Dave Belis are using DiGiCo D1 Live consoles, which...
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October 2005
DiGiCo has licensed the open standard EtherSound protocol for digital audio distribution and will utilize EtherSound Authorized Implementor AuviTran to accelerate the development of EtherSound-enabled digital consoles. "DiGiCo is proud to become an addition to the EtherSound family," says DiGiCo Managing Director Bob Doyle, "utilizing this superb data transmission...
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October 2005
Before digital technology was fully embraced, many engineers wanted to connect a large number of external devices and a typical local rack for a D5 Live had 56 inputs and 56 outputs. Now that engineers have used the console for some time, the tendency is to use its powerful internal effects and processing capabilities, thus negating the necessity for a large local...
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October 2005
Being named ‘One of the Most 100 Influential People in the World’ by Time Magazine is an accolade not usually bestowed on musicians. Yet Juanes, the latest Latin musical sensation to be touring the globe, takes it all in his stride — along with many music charts across the USA and Europe, where recent conquests have included number ones in Germany,...
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September 2005
The Gold Globes Gala is one of Portugal’s most important televised awards shows. It is produced & broadcast by SIC, a privately owned Portuguese channel, and honours stars from the diverse worlds of music, sport, theatre and cinema. This year’s ceremony was held in the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon and Portuguese rental company Auditiv was responsible...
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September 2005
Leading UK rental company Capital Sound Hire has taken the digital plunge by purchasing a DiGiCo D5 Live FMX (Front of House and Monitor) package to provide it with a complete production mixing system solution . “Like a lot of companies, we have been evaluating which of the two digital directions to go in for sometime,” says Capital Sound’s managing...
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September 2005
On the eve of his 30th year in rock ‘n roll tour, and with an album due out a t the end of 2005, Tom Petty is on a sold out tour of the United States. His long and illustrious career earnt him and his Hearbreakers a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Until DiGiCo’s D5 Live came in to his sites, Petty’s long time monitor engineer...
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September 2005
Digital mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo has announced a strategic alliance wi th US-based audio solutions manufacturer Aviom Inc. to allow musicians to create custom monitor mixes controlled straight from DiGiCo's consoles. "The interface be tween Aviom and DiGiCo data transmission protocols enables artists to personally control and mix their own monitors via...
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September 2005
1970s legends Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire are currently enjoying a co-headlining US tour, playing to packed amphitheatres across the North American subcontinent. With Earth, Wind and Fire’s legendarily expansive line-up, the front of house consoles were always going to need a large amount of inputs. And this requirement was enhanced by both bands playing...
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August 2005
The worldwide spread of DiGiCo digital audio consoles continues apace, with Prague-based rental company T Servis purchasing the first unit to find a home in the Czech Republic. T Servis already owns a full range of analogue consoles but the company recognised that with digital audio playing an ever-increasing role in sound reinforcement obtaining a high quality digital...
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August 2005
The old Showroom at Crown has been given a $1 million facelift and makeover and has emerged this month as a dazzling new entertainment venue called The Palms at Crown. Revamped and restyled, the multi-layered aud torium seats 900 and offers new cabaret- tyle tables at stage front, intimate crescen t-shaped booths with banquet lounges for groups of up to 16, plus...
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July 2005
Never before had such a monumental sound production task been undertaken. Conventional solutions were not an option to achieve the required turn around time between bands, so Britannia Row Productions enlisted both the assistance of the DiGiCo team and their D5 Live digital mixing console. Preparation was the key: prior to show day, rehearsals took place at studios...
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July 2005
DiGiCo UK Limi ted is honoured to have been awarded the Queen's Award for En terprise for Innovation in the design of their D5 Live series of digi tal mixing consoles. Hailed as the UK's prestigious award for business performance, the Queens Award Office acknowledges ou tstanding achievement by UK companies in trade, innovation and sus tainable development The Award...
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June 2005
Kylie’s Showgirl tour may have come to a premature close for reasons we are all very well aware of. But those tha t experienced bo th her presence on s tage and the unexpected power of her voice, will be eagerly awa ting her return. DiGiCo’s D5 Live digi tal mixing consoles sat at both fron t of house and monitors throughout the tour, alongside a Martin...
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May 2005
The Universal Forum of Cul tures, wi th walls buil t from coral-like blue concre te and wa ter flowing from a gian t reservoir on the roof to keep i t cool in summer, is a spec tacular archi tec tural addi tion to Barcelona's seafron t. Known locally as the Forum, i t was, qui te fi t tingly since the Toyo ta Prius was the official car of Forum Barcelona 2004, the...
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April 2005
Frankfurt's Pro Light + Sound sees the launch of the Worlds first integrated remote digital tube mic preamp module, the D-TuBe. Valve/tube technology has long been considered an elegant means of reproducing music. Until now, the large dimensions of the traditional 19-inch rack mount valve/tube pre amps have been a consideration, especially in the touring market where...
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April 2005
TM Audio, DiGiCo's distributor in The Netherlands, held a three-day seminar at the beginning of March for Dutch sound engineers wanting to learn more about DiGiCo's range of digital mixing consoles. The seminars were hosted by TM Audio's Jaap Pronk and DiGiCo's James Gordon, with four DiGiCo D1 consoles - and the James must have D5 - all set up in TM's showroom allowing...
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March 2005
The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is no stranger to performing with sound reinforcement. They tour at least twice a year, winter and summer, as well as a touring Florida and the southeast every other February. The orchestra can perform in a variety of venues including sheds, arenas, theatres and concert halls as well as at outdoor events. They can also be seen on...
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February 2005
Seasoned pro audio technical salesman, Tim Shaxson, joins DiGiCo's sales department as Technical Sales to work alongside Sales Director James Gordon. Shaxson joins DiGiCo from HHB Communications where he spent 12 years as Senior Pro-Audio Technical Salesman and was consistently one of their highest achieving team members. His appointment comes during a period of...
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February 2005
Michigan-based Thunder Audio has invested in DiGiCo D5 Live and D1 Live digital mixing consoles for its current tour with Garbage. With 25 years experience in sound and light rental, Thunder Audio is a premier audio and full production company in both the US and the rest of the world. Their knowledge of mixing consoles is vast and various, and they have chosen to...
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January 2005
Open air concerts, television shows and long seasons at music clubs meant that a digital audio mixing console became a must for the complex productions Sound Engineer Aris Koudouris was involved in. DiGiCo's D1 Live provided the perfect solution. "Ypsilon Live, the rental company I usually work with, and I decided that time had come to switch from an analogue...
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January 2005
Mid January saw DiGiCo host its inaugural 'White Gloves Master Class' at its Chessington, UK premises. With over 100 new and current users in attendance over the two two-day events, it proved a resounding success. Designed for sound rental companies, sound engineers, system technicians and maintenance technicians, the classes took place over a two-day period and...
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January 2005
As part of its on-going commitment to the US market, DiGiCo has appointed Geoff Lissaman as Vice President - Concert Sound. Lissaman joins DiGiCo from dbx, where he worked in the tour sound division for almost eight years and was an instrumental part of the team that created the DriveRack family of products. Prior to that, he spent time at Soundcraft Canada, and...
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January 2005
An annual fixture each December in, Norway's Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize Concert is the climax of a series of celebratory events centre around the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize. 2004's recipient was Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. As in previous years, Norwegian audio company...
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