DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles
November 2007
lternative indie-rock duo They Might Be Giants (TMBG) has been beguiling audiences since 1982. Now in its 25th year, it is still going strong and is currently on tour in the USA with a three-piece backing band. Mixing at the gigs is being done with a DiGiCo D5 and D1 package, supplied by New York-based audio company SK Systems. The tour is playing a variety of venue...
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October 2007
With over 200 acts playing on 12 stages over three days, Big Chill is rapidly becoming one of the ‘must visit’ events of the UK summer festival season. Held at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, near Worcester, from 3rd-5th August, this year was the first that Dobson Sound Productions had supplied the audio infrastructure for all the festival stages. The company...
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October 2007
DiGiCo has appointed a new US representative, covering Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Founded by Bruce Marlin 20 years ago, Marketing Concepts focuses on comprehensive customer support. "When I started the company, the South West already had a lot of rep firms, but they were all sales-orientated, whereas I wanted one that came from a technical perspective,"...
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October 2007
Although a quartet of classically-trained cellists playing heavy metal seems a most unlikely phenomenon to take the musical world by storm, Finnish band Apocalyptica has been gaining an ever-growing fan base by doing precisely that. Established since 1993, with a new album ‘Worlds Collide’ just released, the band has now set off on a major two year world...
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September 2007
Since 1967, Resurrection Life Church has been spreading the word in Grandville, Michigan. The Senior Pastor, Duane Vander Klok, and his charismatic style has helped to increase congregation numbers to the point where expansion became a necessity and, with this, a new audio system. “We began the actual construction phase of our facilities’ expansion about...
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September 2007
As he was nearing his twentieth year in the industry, Bradley Johnson decided that he should start looking at a practical investment that would benefit him and his family for the future. He began thinking of what an audio engineer could invest in that would make sound financial sense… “Aerosmith was gearing up for a world tour and the audio provider...
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September 2007
Wednesday 5 th September saw DiGiCo's distributors descend upon Chessington for its first distributor meeting since the company's management buyout in July. There was an air of anticipation in the Holiday Inn's Serengeti room that morning, as everyone gathered to find out what the new management team had in store. Proceedings kicked off with Bob explaining the new...
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September 2007
ADK has long been providing recording solutions for the live environment, from churches to rock 'n roll and theatre, producing nearly 400 machines with MADI connections for recording and/or plug-ins. Now, ADK has put together a package that offers plug-in capability or a 56-track recorder for DiGiCo consoles, or 112 or even up to 160-track recorder. All this in a...
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August 2007
DiGiCo’s Austrian distributor, TON Eichinger Professional Sound Systems, has recently made significant sales of DiGiCo / Soundtracs consoles in the Austrian market: the first is to ORF, the country’s central radio facility; the second is to the Landestheater, St Pölten in Lower Austria. ORF’s central radio facility, in the capital of Vienna,...
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August 2007
5th September saw DiGiCo unveil its concept of the future, the SD7, in front of 120 of its distributors, sound engineers, designers and rental companies who were invited to an exclusive party held at London's Tower Bridge and then again at London's PLASA07. The SD7 is based around a new technology developed at DiGiCo, called Stealth digital processing, and could...
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August 2007
When George Michael made a triumphant return to the world’s arena stages in 2006, little did audiences know that an even bigger event was just around the corner. Using no less than four DiGiCo consoles, Michael performed the very first gigs at the new Wembley Stadium on 9 th/10 th June 2007, in the process ushering in a brand new (and long awaited) era for...
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August 2007
Dundee-based Apex Acoustics has scored a notable debut for the country’s audio industry, by being the first hire company in Scotland to own a DiGiCo console. Mid-May saw the DiGiCo D1 MDR 56 plus mini rack make its way north of the border - and then promptly back again as it went straight out on a 10 week festival tour with rockers Kasabian. “The intention...
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July 2007
Recently the subject of a major refurbishment and updating, which saw the installation of an overall roof and completely new technical specification, the 6250-capacity Summer Amphitheatre in the city of Vitebsk, Belarus, was the main venue for the Slavianski Bazaar In Vitebsk, a major cultural festival that ran from 5th-14th July. Slavianski Bazaar In Vitebsk is...
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July 2007
When monitor technician Claus Pedersen was tasked with working on perhaps the most complex Danish musical production of 2007, he had to choose a console which could cope with an entire symphony orchestra, backing band and no less than 28 actors / singers. The event was the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra’s musical version of ‘Matador’, which played...
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July 2007
More than 60,000 people joined Princes William and Harry at Wembley Stadium in London, UK on July 1 to celebrate the life of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales. The eight hour concert, which included performances by the English National Ballet, Duran Duran, The Feeling, Kanye West, Tom Jones, Rod Stewart and Elton John was broadcast to 500 million homes in 140...
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July 2007
With the arms of the DiGiCo network progressively stretching to encompass the entire globe, the recent appointment of Hong Kong-based Eastern Acoustic Development Ltd (EAD) will ensure DiGiCo consoles penetrate further into this major market. Established in 1997, EAD also has offices in the key Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. As one of the region's...
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June 2007
Whatever controversy may have surrounded Live Earth, one aspect that was not in question was the ability of DiGiCo D Series digital mixing consoles to cope with the rigors of such an event, having more than proved themselves two years ago at Live8, then again at the Concert for Diana the previous week. The audio setup, supplied by Britannia Row Productions, remained...
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June 2007
25 years ago, the British armed forces successfully defended the Falkland Islands against the invading forces of Argentina. On 17 th June 2007, this historic occasion was marked with a commemorative event in London’s Horse Guards Parade that saw veterans and Islanders reflect on their experiences of the human side of the conflict. With a 270 piece choir, 300...
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June 2007
July 7th, a significant date for many reasons, now holds even greater significance for those at DiGiCo. This was the day that its management buyout reached completion and put the long-term future of the company firmly in the hands of the people who have brought it to where it is today. The new management team comprises Chief Executive Bob Doyle, Managing Director...
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June 2007
Taking a show that features four opera singers, an 18 piece orchestra and five backing musicians to venues right across the world would be a challenge for any touring organisation. But with two DiGiCo D5 consoles making a significant impact on both the sound and freight costs on the current world tour by Il Divo, the artists, crew and audiences are all happy. Il...
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May 2007
As Brighton’s Great Escape Festival entered its second year, the city’s most prominent PA hire company, Alstublieft Audio, discovered the benefits that using a DiGiCo console brings to a festival situation. Headed up by Giles Bristow, Alstublieft was employed by festival organisers The Barfly Group to look after audio production across the entire festival,...
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May 2007
Bill Johnson worked with some big names in live music – Dave Matthews Band, Concrete Blonde, Ice T, Widespread Panic – before hanging up his rock ‘n’ roll touring hat and taking his career in a slightly different direction. He is currently full-time Technical Director and Chief Audio Engineer for Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM), founded by...
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May 2007
On Tuesday 22 nd May, digital mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo and Nexo UK distributor Fuzion plc pooled their resources to put on a highly successful demonstration of both DiGiCo consoles and the new NEXO GEO D10 array at London's Hippodrome in Leicester Square. The event ran continuously from 11am-5pm and provided a constant stream of visitors, who ranged from...
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March 2007
With offices in Orlando, Las Vegas and Phoenix, LMG Inc is a sound rental company that supplies equipment to live productions throughout the North American continent. This year, for the first time, the company is providing audio for Canadian pop rocker Avril Lavigne and they have geared up for the live dates by purchasing two DiGiCo D5 consoles. The tour is to promote...
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March 2007
Having just completed the US leg of their world tour, legendary rock band The Who are about to take Europe by storm. And not content with the already extensive itinerary, on 31 st March, in between the two legs, the band appeared at The Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust, a now annual weeklong event organized by Roger Daltrey. The band’s Front of House...
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March 2007
This year's ProLight + Sound once again proved to be a very lucrative show for UK digital mixing console manufacturer, DiGiCo. One success that stood out was the sale of a D1 Live to Dutch sound company De Geluidsmaker. Based in Groningen in the north of The Netherlands, De Geluidsmaker is one of the country's leading theatre sound suppliers with shows such as Soul...
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February 2007
Australian rockers Jet are currently on tour with their album Shine On and they like things loud - very loud. This necessitates a system that copes with both the sheer volume and the rawness of the Jet’s style and DiGiCo D5 digital mixing consoles at both the front of house and monitor positions supply it in spades. Leading rental company Entec Sound &...
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February 2007
Kylie Minogue’s much anticipated Homecoming tour - the final leg of the interrupted Showgirl tour - arrived on British soil with DiGiCo D5 Live digital mixing consoles still very much at the hub of her audio system. Supplied by UK rental company Capital Sound Hire, the system featured D5 Lives at both the front of house and monitor positions, a Meyer Sound...
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January 2007
Located by its’ iconic spire, the Victorian Arts Centre is the flagship of the performing arts in Victoria, Australia. Comprising the Theatres Building, Hamer Hall (the State Theatre) and Melbourne’s infamous outdoor performance space, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the Arts Centre programs a diverse range of performances and events to deliver the best national...
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January 2007
The New Year sees a change in company structure for UK digital console manufacturer, DiGiCo. This heralds a period of intense development for the company, as it gets set to continue its growth in the digital audio sector, and puts Bob Doyle, one of the best know figures of the audio industry, back at the sharp end of the business. Currently managing director, Bob...
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