DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles
December 2006
In 2004, Peterborough Community Church commissioned a multi-million pound, 80,000 square foot, purpose-built facility. Not only was this destined to be a prestigious new home for the church itself, but was also intended to provide a multi-purpose venue that could cater for the needs of both the local community and local business. In September 2006, this became a...
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December 2006
From September to December, George Michael toured arena venues throughout Europe and the UK. Celebrating the two and a half decades of his career in music, the 25 Live tour finished off in style, playing nine huge London gigs - four at Earls Court and five at Wembley Arena. Throughout the tour, three DiGiCo consoles have been the beating heart of the audio system...
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December 2006
The Killers are often described as the ‘Best British band to have come out of America’. James Gebhard has been the band’s front of house engineer since the spring of 2004 and, wherever possible, uses a combination of DiGiCo D5 Live and XTA processing for their live performances. “I had used the D5 before I started working with The Killers...
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December 2006
Forming the highlight of a year-long series of worldwide celebrations to mark 100 years since the death of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, October saw the Great Pyramids of Giza form the backdrop to a remarkable production of Peer Gynt, one of Ibsen’s most famous works. Coordinated by Ibsen 2006 in cooperation with the Egyptian Tourism Authority and the...
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December 2006
Avant-garde indie rock/pop band Guillemots spent November supporting the Scissor Sisters on a UK arena tour, taking in dates at Manchester, Exeter, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield and Cardiff. Having enjoyed the flexibility and performance of the DiGiCo D1 console on previous tours, monitor engineer Ben Byford naturally requested a D1 from audio supplier...
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December 2006
Reviving an Amnesty International fundraiser that last took place 15 years ago, on 14 th October The Secret Policeman's Ball comedy and music event was dusted down and given a 21 st century airing at London's Royal Albert Hall. Co-ordinated by comedian Eddie Izzard, comedy performers included Izzard himself, Richard E. Grant, Chevy Chase, Russell Brand, Jon...
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October 2006
The 56 th Miss World Final took place in the Polish capital of Warsaw’s Palace of Culture on 30 th September. This was a significant event for Poland, as it was the first of East Europe’s former communist countries to host Miss World and attracted a recorded television audience of round two billion. Polish rental company Fotis Sound provided an extensive...
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October 2006
n April of this year, John Moss (Drums), Mikey Craig (Bass), Phil Pickett (songwriter and keyboard player) and Tony Gordon (manager) decided to bend to public pressure for Culture Club to play live and re-enter the touring circuit. After launching a daunting but successful quest to find ‘Sam The Man’ - a front man to temporarily replace the inimitable...
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October 2006
Hot on the heals of the launch of its Version 4 combined software and hardware upgrade for the D5 Live at PLASA06, DiGiCo has now also announced Version 4 for the DS-00 and D4, which had its first showing on Booth 1202 at the 121 st AES Convention. This particular release of V4 brings DiGiCo's post-production and broadcast consoles bang up to date and incorporates...
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September 2006
We all know size really does matter, especially where generating more revenue depends upon it. And nowhere is this more important than for theatre productions. Every seat that can be sold is important, so being able to reduce the footprint of the Front of House area is extremely desirable: welcome DiGiCo D5T12. The D5T12 is a hybrid of the already successful D5T...
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September 2006
Between mid-July and early September each year, the climax of the British summer is marked by the BBC’s series of promenade concerts performed in, and broadcast from, several London venues. The Proms, as the concerts are known, have been taking place annually for 111 years and the BBC has sponsored the event since 1927, apart for a two year break in 1940/41....
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June 2006
DiGiCo Marketing Director David Webster's brainchild, the Prize Stage at the PLASA06 After Show Bar, is making a welcome return to Earls Court. The bar will once again be sponsored by ten of the industry's major players, each of whom will be giving away fantastic gifts, along with a joint prize of a £1000, in a free prize draw to be held there between 6.30...
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May 2006
The Infocomm show in Orlando at the beginning of June not only saw DiGiCo’s renown range of live digital mixing consoles grace their booth, but also witnessed a DiGiCo D1 in use at the Technologies For Worship Magazine Conference Quiet Stage. The Quiet Stage, a new departure for TFWM, was designed to demonstrate digital instrument and in-ear monitoring technology....
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May 2006
Back in 1978, when Jeff Wayne released The War of the Worlds double album, it is likely that nobody would have believed that it could become a touring theatre show. And it would have been the stuff of science fiction that machines as powerful as DiGiCo’s D5 Live would be in existence… and rapidly taking over the (audio) world themselves. The chances...
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April 2006
In the ten years since Gary Bradshaw last engineered Take That, technology has moved on in leaps and bounds. The analogue desk he used on their last tour no longer fits the bill and has been replaced by a DiGiCo D5 Live, now Bradshaw’s desk of choice for many reasons… “First and foremost, it’s the nicest sounding desk,” he explains....
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April 2006
A decade has passed since the launch of the acclaimed Virtua. In that time, Soundtracs consoles have changed the face of the audio industry forever - first in post production and, since the launch of DiGiCo in 2002, in live music, theatre and houses of worship. They have taken digital sound from being something that audio engineers were deeply suspicious of, to being...
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April 2006
Specialist Belgian audio visual company DB Videoproductions has recently given its services a major upgrade by the creation of a brand new, state of the art outside broadcast truck, built around a DiGiCo D5 console. Based near Antwerp, the truck is the company’s fourth OB facility, but the first to feature full digital audio recording and mixing facilities....
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April 2006
David Gilmour’s team of engineers are self-confessed traditionalists. But because of the type of venues being played on his current On an Island tour, and his extensive list of backline equipment, DiGiCo D5 Lives quickly became the obvious choice. And the Gilmour team are more than happy with the results. Front of house engineer Colin Norfield had originally...
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April 2006
DiGiCo's ongoing worldwide sales expansion has recently enjoyed a significant boost with the appointment of Chromatica as the brand's distributor in Hungary. Chromatica is a relatively young but fast-growing company, with founder Makkay Imre setting himself the challenge of bringing the very best audio brands to the eastern European country. "The company has...
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April 2006
For the 2nd DiGiCo Spanish Seminar we thought it would be great to bring in Fernando Díaz to mentor the seminar. Fernando is one of Spain's most prestigious FOH Engineers. His experience with DiGiCo consoles is immense. He's been touring with them for years! Our main aim was to give engineers hands on experience of the DiGiCo consoles. With over 22 DiGiCo consoles...
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February 2006
They may have been around for over three decades, but Simple Minds is still on many a ‘must go to’ gig list. And now the band that scored over twenty Top 20 hits is currently undertaking a major world tour. It kicked off in Dublin at the end of January 2006, marks the release of their album, Black & White 050505, and is reported as ‘an astounding...
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February 2006
Apex's new French subsidiary, launched in December 2005, has wasted no time in breaking its new market with two significant sales. The first is for two DiGiCo D5 Lives to Alès-based SLS Event Technology, the second a DiGiCo D1 Live to full service rental company, Régietek, based in Plaisir to the West of Paris. SLS's Léon van Empel explains why they were the first...
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February 2006
One of the annual music highlights of the year in the Netherlands is De Vrienden van Amstel (The Friends Of Amstel) Live, a massive indoor festival that runs for several days in late January and is televised across the nation. This year De Vrienden van Amstel Live comprised eight sold-out shows at Rotterdam’s Ahoy arena, with a live audience totalling more...
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February 2006
The ease with which the power, flexibility and unsurpassed audio quality of DiGiCo’s digital audio consoles can be accessed has been increased yet again, with German company Atlantic Audio joining their worldwide distributor network. Specialising in designing integrated audio installations and direct sales to rental companies, tour operators and clubs, Atlantic...
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February 2006
Leading digital console manufacturer DiGiCo's D Series consoles have the facility to connect to the Stage Rack's 56 channel MADI stream to allow recording of each and every channel in real time. If the rack is connected to the D5, D5T or D1 control surfaces with optical fibre, this split can also be taken from the console surface itself. Once split, the MADI stream...
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February 2006
Dutch audio sales company TM Audio has recently supplied a DiGiCo D5T digital mixing console for the Beauty and the Beast at The Rai centre in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Rental company Focus is responsible for the entire sound system and their first use of the D5T was for the ‘’The Dinner Show’’, an extravaganza of song and dance at Studio...
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January 2006
Formed in 1980, West Midlands band UB40’s reggae style has lost none of its appeal over the years. Their extensive touring schedule continues with Who You Fighting For. This is a show that has seen a significant change in audio equipment: DiGiCo D5 Lives now sit at both front of house and monitor positions and have been warmly welcomed by crew and band alike....
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January 2006
Established Belgium-based pro audio distributor and manufacturer Apex Audio has launched a French subsidiary. Initial focus will be placed on penetrating the French market with both the DiGiCo and Soundtracs brands. Apex international sales manager Rik Hoerée explains that the move follows the company's launch of operations in Holland at the beginning of 2005, and...
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