DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles
December 2009
Since South African audio specialists Sound Stylists invested in their second DiGiCo D5 Live digital mixing consoles, bought in for the R Kelly Concerts earlier this year, the company has found both an increasing acceptance and demand for the console from the local market. The latest project for the Sound Stylist team and its D5 was providing full audio support...
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December 2009
Italian pop star and Sony BMG recording artist Eros Ramazzotti recently embarked on the first European leg of his ”Ali e Radici” (Wings and Roots) world tour, an impressive 10-truck production trekking around 23 European nations’ indoor arenas before South American dates, a series of European open-air summer shows, then off to the US and Australia....
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December 2009
Minnesota’s leading arts facility, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, is home to a wide variety of performances, encompassing the finest in American musical theatre, world music, dance, jazz, opera, orchestral music and vocal artists. In addition to its in-house productions, Ordway also hosts theatrical road shows, and have...
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December 2009
 DiGiCo’s breakthrough SD7 live sound console took top honors for “Indispensable Technology 2009 - Audio” at the 2009 Parnelli Awards event - the premiere awards show for the live industry since 2001. The Parnelli awards recognize pioneering, influential professionals and technology. The awards ceremony coincided with the LDI trade show...
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December 2009
Claimed to be the world’s longest cultural festival, India’s Navratri Mahotsav lasts for nine days and nights and is a colourful celebration of music, dance and worship. With up to 250,000 dancers at any one time, the production values for the nightly live performances have to be high, which is why pro audio supplier Bestt Sound System used their DiGiCo...
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December 2009
Promoting Foot Of The Mountain - their first album in four years - Norwegian pop superstars A-Ha have spent the autumn touring venues throughout Europe and Japan with a DiGiCo SD7 at Front of House and an SD8 on monitors. Manning the SD7 was vastly experienced FOH engineer Sherif El Barbari, reacquainting himself with the console he first used 18 months ago when...
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December 2009
Colombian singer and peace activist Juanes delivered a message of musical diplomacy to a massive crowd of 1.2 million Cubans in a day filled with a lineup of 17 global artists—from Olga Tañón of Puerto Rico and Miguel Bosé of Spain. Revelers all dressed in white filled Havana's Plaza de la Revolución on September 20th, braving...
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November 2009
Famed for its sunny weather, indigo-tinged houses and tourist attractions including palaces, temples and the Mehrangarh Fort, the Indian city of Jodhpur now has another claim to fame - it is home to the first DiGiCo SD8 digital mixing console in the country. Sold by DiGiCo’s Indian distributor, Mumbai-based Rivera International to local production company...
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November 2009
The global success of DiGiCo’s SD8 console shows no signs of abating, with rental companies enjoying great success with them in almost every continent. In fact, they have proved such a hit that many SD8 users are now returning to buy second consoles. Red Power in Peru is one such recent investor. Being one of the country’s most prestigious audio rental...
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November 2009
During the past 50+ years, membership and community outreach at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL has continued to grow, with its current congregation standing at over 1,200 members.  Several years ago, they decided to do a major renovation of its technology systems—from the floor pockets to the speakers—including sound,...
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November 2009
Established two decades ago, AGC Ehitiki has grown to be the largest production rental company in Cyprus. And what better way was there for the company to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary, than by the acquisition of a DiGiCo SD8 console? Based at large premises in Kaimakli, close to the centre of the island’s capital Nicosia, the company was founded by...
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November 2009
Miranda Lambert first exploded onto the scene as a finalist in the 2003 season of the “Nashville Star” TV series. Her Columbia Nashville debut, “Kerosene”, landed at Number One on the country charts and earned the budding country songbird critical acclaim in addition to numerous Country music award nominations and a Grammy nod, to boot. Flash-forward...
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November 2009
To mix the sound on Italian singer/songwriter Gianluca Grignani’s latest tour, rental firm Idea Musica Service of Latina in central Italy fielded a DiGiCo system conceived by AudioProgetti, a company with its HQ in Cavenago Brianza (Milan) specializing in the design, supply and installation of pro audio systems. Grignani began his successful career in 1994...
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November 2009
Swedish garage rock band Mando Diao’s fifth and most successful album, Give Me Fire, also gives its name to the band’s current - and equally successful – European tour. Mando Diao has taken the decision not to follow the current trend for visual overload; music is what their shows are all about and, as a result, the sound system is one of the most...
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November 2009
1st October saw China stage a spectacular 60th anniversary National Day Parade in the capital Beijing. As a country with a great history and a great tradition for both producing and using the latest technology, three of DiGiCo’s latest generation consoles were a fitting choice to mix the audio for this most important event. Eastern Acoustic Development Ltd...
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November 2009
DiGiCo and Group One Ltd. announce the relocation of its southern California office to Las Vegas, NV. Spearheaded by Taidus and Amy Vallandi, the Los Angeles office was opened in 2003 to handle DiGiCo’s technical sales for Group One, its U.S. distribution company. The new offices are located at 1542 Juniper Twig Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89183; Direct Office 702.269.8202;...
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November 2009
Seeing his group struggle with audio problems from poor sonic quality and limited input channels prompted the Disco Biscuits long-time Production Manager/FOH Engineer Patrick Hutchinson to seek a better solution. Investigating all the digital options - with help and guidance from Eric Satre of the Colorado-based Dowlen Sound - led him to his first DiGiCo experience,...
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November 2009
After searching for an affordable audio solution to handle its worship services and recording for broadcast, Bethel Korean Church made the move to a DiGiCo SD8. The 2000-seat sanctuary catering to the Korean community in Irvine California, needed to replace its existing digital console, and one that would offer great features, sonics and that could handle the worship...
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November 2009
Confirming both its popularity and its value in the touring and House of Worship market, the DiGiCo SD8 has scooped four awards: the Pro Sound Web/Live Sound Reader’s Choice Award for New Console Mixer Digital Large Format; Best Audio Product – Digital Mixing Console and Best Overall Audio Product at the Worship Facility Conference and Expo  New...
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October 2009
In late 2008 and early 2009, Finnish band Eppu Normaali enjoyed its hugely successful Klubiotteella tour with a pair of DiGiCo SD8 consoles supplied by Akun Tehdas, the audio production company owned by the band and directed by drummer Aku Syrja. So successful was the tour that TomFloor Production, an associate company run by producer and engineer Tomi Pietila, has...
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October 2009
Fiorello, one of Italy’s most popular showmen, hit the headlines this year with a unique live and TV entertainment project. Three nights a week, he hosted a show in a 2,500-seat marquee in the centre of Rome, recorded and edited down to a 30-minute package and beamed out in prime time by Sky Italia Satellite channel the following evening, with highlights transmitted...
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October 2009
One of The Netherlands’ most successful production companies, Rent-All, is on tour with one of the country’s most successful artists, Guus Meeuwis. The consoles of choice are a  DiGiCo SD8 and SD7 Front of House and monitor combination. In a departure from his recent stadium tours, Meeuwis’s current appearances to promote his NW8 CD, recorded...
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October 2009
The global success of DiGiCo’s SD7 mixing console continues unabated, with one of the latest sales being to a high profile rental company in Moscow, Russia. Established over a decade ago, S-Service Pro provides production services to many of Moscow’s highest profile live events, including outdoor festivals, arena and theatre productions, fashion shows,...
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October 2009
After a five-year hiatus, the long-running quartet Phish reformed earlier this year, culminating in a new release (“Joy”) and subsequent 27-date national tour including headline spots at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and a four-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver. They’ve also announced a 3-day Halloween weekend festival at the Empire Polo...
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October 2009
Whilst other manufacturers are just waking up to the idea that a console needs to be an extremely versatile, networkable and expandable piece of equipment, DiGiCo is well ahead of the game, already having developed a raft of products that have these capabilities either built in to the core unit, or available through a range of remote control and expander units. ...
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October 2009
For the past 14 years MusiRent-Lux has built a reputation of having the very highest quality equipment in its inventory. Recently having taken delivery of the first DiGiCo SD8 mixing console in Luxembourg, the company is assured of its place at the cutting edge of the industry. “We had been looking at digital consoles for some time and tried many others, but...
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October 2009
Pop diva Anastacia’s four month tour of the UK and Europe’s theatres and arenas finished in style in the middle of September - with what was commonly considered its best sounding date - in Kiev, Russia. DiGiCo D5s sat at both Front of House and monitor positions throughout, in the safe hands of Tony Blanc and Becky Pell. Tony is no stranger to working...
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September 2009
 Studio 44 is an extremely well equipped event location based in the headquarters of the Austrian Lotteries in Vienna. Although originally intended solely for internal use, during the last 10 years it has become a successful commercial venture, with clients such as Ford Motor Company, Coca Cola, BP and Google to its name. The latest additions to its high quality...
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September 2009
New York-based SK Systems has become one of the region’s top sound reinforcement and production service houses, by providing its broad clientele with reliable, state-of-the-art technology and exemplary customer service. In part, that reputation has been cemented by offering a complete line of DiGiCo system configurations for applications both large and small....
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September 2009
Thirty-plus years after the release of Mel Brooks’ celluloid comedy “The Producers”, the zany musical has enjoyed a renaissance, thanks in part to a wildly successful Broadway adaptation in 2001 and subsequent film version in 2005. The original show—starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick—ran for over 2500 performances, won a record-breaking...
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September 2009
Engineer Howard Jones established Nashville’s Digital Console Rental, Inc. in 2004—armed with 20+ years of touring expertise and the newly launched DiGiCo D5. In a few short years, DCR has gone on to become a thriving ‘dry hire’ digital console rental house, offering product for high level touring artists, sound reinforcement companies and...
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September 2009
Some of the hottest dancers in show business came together at New York’s world-famous Roseland Ballroom in June for “Broadway Bares”, a one-night sold-out extravaganza, which married the naughtiness of burlesque with the dazzle of Broadway. Originally conceived by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the event has raised...
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September 2009
With the DiGiCo SD8, the compact footprint of this entry-level console, coupled with the astounding power of its Super FPGA processor, made it an instant hit, with record numbers  sold since its launch. Now, as the world of corporate events begins its renaissance, DiGiCo has once again produced a product to suit the industry’s changing needs - a console...
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September 2009
It is only 12 months since DiGiCo launched its entry-level SD8. This already powerful yet compact console employs a smaller Super FPGA than the flagship SD7, but includes many of its revolutionary advances, as well as all the major features and versatility of DiGiCo’s original D Series of consoles. Now, the SD8 is ready to go into Overdrive… “Over...
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September 2009
In early May 2009, DiGiCo manufactured its 500th SD8 digital mixing system. Having only launched the console at PLASA08, this was a huge achievement and the DiGiCo team wanted to mark the occasion by putting something back into the industry they are so proud to be a part of. It didn’t take long to realize the best way to do this was to honour the contribution...
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September 2009
With almost four and a half million visitors, the festival of Cranger Kirmes is one of the biggest and most popular German folk festivals. Every year on the first Friday of August, more than 500 funfair operators bring shooting galleries, beer gardens, carrousels, ghost trains and a variety of innovative, high-tech amusement rides to the 111,000m2 site. In the...
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August 2009
DiGiCo is ready for another busy and exciting PLASA. This year, Stand 1-G9 will feature its range of SD Series consoles, as well as the CS-D5 from the D Series. The SD Series includes the SD7, SD7T and SD8. DiGiCo’s flagship SD7 console is powered by the latest in high density digital processing, the all-new Stealth mixing and routing engine which heralded...
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August 2009
Following the February 2007 stage production of The Who’s Quadrophenia by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the show was developed into a full touring production, playing in 20 different towns and cities throughout England and Scotland between May and November 2009. Although this is the first production on which the show’s sound...
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August 2009
The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is located within the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and houses the 1,625-seat Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall. Showcasing theater, musicals, opera, classical music, dance, popular entertainers from Jazz to World music, as well as University arts, music and dance events, it is the only performance space...
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August 2009
Leading European rental company, SSE Audio Group, has invested in a DiGiCo SD7 to add to its extensive stock of high-end sound equipment. Managing director, John Penn, explains the decision: “Since we invested in DiGiCo D5s in 2004, they have been consistently in demand and very reliable. The low cost of ownership, coupled with these factors, has made the consoles...
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August 2009
Tool announced dates for a summer tour that will take the Grammy-award winning band through cities in the U.S. and Canada—including headlining appearances at All Points West and Lollapalooza festivals. 8th Day Sound staff engineer, Stephen Curtain, has worked with the band since 2006’s “10,000 Days” tour, first as a systems tech and later...
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August 2009
After a month-long solo trek through Europe early in 2009, ZZ Top teamed with fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Aerosmith for a massive North American tour, currently steamrolling through cities across the nation into late September. For the Tejas trio, this is a warm-up of sorts, as next year marks the band’s 40th anniversary as well as the release and...
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August 2009
2009 has been a year of change for 311. Not only has the group returned from a lengthy hiatus with a new sound on the Bob Rock-produced release, Uplifter - their first in nearly 5 years - but they’ve lso returned with a new live sound. For the first time ever, the band’s long-time FOH engineer and production manager, John Markovich decided to make the...
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August 2009
Since 1967, the annual Montreux Jazz Festival has embraced a highly varied range of performers, from the loosest of freeform jazz through to contemporary stars of rock, pop, rap and RnB. 2009 saw the introduction of DiGiCo as a sponsor, with 10 of the company’s consoles used in the festival’s main venues. SD7s were located at Front of House and monitors...
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July 2009
The bad boys of Aerosmith are back in the saddle again, pulling out many of their ‘toys from the attic’, literally, for a massive North American tour, which will include classic songs old and new—plus a performance of their 1975 album "Toys in the Attic" in its entirety. As one of the undisputed icons of American rock and roll, the band...
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July 2009
Culminating in four nights at Wembley Stadium at the beginning of July, Take That’s Circus tour was the biggest the UK and Ireland had ever seen, with over a million people attending 20 stadium concerts. And it proved a triumph in every way. Now that it is over, Ian Colville, Technical Director of the tour’s audio provider, Capital Sound, is happy to...
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July 2009
The 2009 festival season is in full swing, which means back-to-back production responsibilities for global sound reinforcement provider, Eighth Day Sound. In mid-June, they did double-duty on two major events, the Hot 97 Summer Jam at Giants Stadium in New York, and then moving south to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. For hip-hop fans, the annual...
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July 2009
The Juilliard School is an internationally renowned performing arts conservatory located at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. In 2008, the school identified a number of areas to be built or renovated as part of a redevelopment project. One of those newly created spaces included the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater, a multi-use performance...
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July 2009
The DiGiCo SD8 has successfully entered the Dutch market with more than 20 consoles already sold. On the 29th and 30th of June, DiGiCo’s Dutch distributor TM Audio organised a hands-on seminar/training session with five SD8s combined into one system. All seminars (five in total) were fully booked, with a total of more than 110 visiting engineers from all parts...
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July 2009
Swiss technical services company, DS DreamSound AG, took delivery of a DiGiCo SD8 in May 2009. As well as the planning and production of small to medium sized events for up to 2,500 people, the company also operates a PA rental service, produces CDs, CDRs and DVDs and has its own recording studio which is amongst the most up-to-date recording studios in Switzerland...
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July 2009
As the 43rd Montruex Jazz Festival swings into action, DiGiCo talks to some of the Festival’s house engineers about their first experiences with the new consoles in town… Sunday 5th July Our first stop on Sunday was the Montreux Jazz Café where Martin Mulberger is using an SD8 for both Front of House and monitors. This is the first time the majority...
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July 2009
As the 43rd Montruex Jazz Festival swings into action, DiGiCo talks to some of the Festival’s house engineers about their first experiences with the new consoles in town… Saturday 4th July Probably the most famous venue at Montreux is the Auditorium Stravinsky. Here Bernard Natier and Cedric Mesey look after Front of House and monitor positions respectively....
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June 2009
It’s more than 40 years since Claude Nobs created the Montreux Jazz Festival. In the intervening years, its diverse musical programme has grown to encompass much more than just  jazz - Claude’s original and enduring passion – and continues to attract music fans and artists from Switzerland and around the world. This year, DiGiCo is proud...
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June 2009
British indie rockers Doves have flown the coop, currently headlining their first worldwide tour in four years in support of their latest and fourth outing, Kingdom of Rust. FOH engineer and diehard DiGiCo devotee, Paul Ramsay, specified an SD7 for the UK/Ireland bigger venue shows and an SD8 for the smaller club tour in the US. Monitor engineer Ian Barton has been...
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June 2009
Located close to the major conurbations of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Rotterdam and Leiden, the Levenstroom (Livingstream) church is a large format house of worship with a dedicated congregation. The church’s recent move to a brand new building has seen it embrace the latest in audio visual technology to produce an all-inclusive experience for its worshippers...
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June 2009
Renowned engineer Rob “Cubby” Colby is no stranger to the DiGiCo D5. Colby has worked extensively for many years on major musical tours with Prince, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Genesis, Shakira, and most recently used the DiGiCo D5 with Latin rock sensation Juanes (on a 18-month-long world tour in 2008-09), and global one-offs with American icon Stevie...
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June 2009
After a highly successful initial UK tour and equally triumphant run in London’s West End, Take That ‘tribute’ musical Never Forget is currently on a further, far more extensive, tour of UK venues. From Belfast to Brighton, Newcastle to Nottingham, audiences are relighting their fires and singing a million love songs with the benefit of a DiGiCo...
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June 2009
The Broadway stage adaptation of the feel-good movie Billy Elliot, about a coal miner's son who dreams to dance, was recently awarded 10 prestigious Tony Awards including “Best Sound Design”. In addition, the show scored 10 2009 Drama Desk Awards, which also included “Outstanding Sound Design”. The show’s sound designer, Paul Arditti,...
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May 2009
DiGiCo has announced the appointment of Rivera International as its distributor for the Indian subcontinent. Confirmation of the appointment was announced at the recent Palm show in Mumbai, where DiGiCo’s James Bradley shook hands on the deal with Rivera’s Rajesh’s Sadarangani. “The market in India has expanded rapidly over the last few years...
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May 2009
TreeHouse, a non-profit organization offering support to at-risk teens and their families, celebrated its 25th anniversary with the “TreeHouse Legacy of Hope Gala” at The Depot in Minneapolis, MN. The April charity event featured NFL Super Bowl champion coach Tony Dungee and a performance from Grammy award-winning singer Carrie Underwood. Paul Smith of...
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May 2009
Touring Europe in support of the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of his debut album Let Love Rule, guitarist and vocalist Lenny Kravitz demands nothing but the best audio quality for his fans, his fellow musicians and himself. Having already used DiGiCo consoles for several years, the current tour sees rental company Sound Image invest in a pair of DiGiCo’s...
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May 2009
InfoComm Show, Orlando, FL (June 17-19, 2009) • Booth #6373—DiGiCo, manufacturer of many of the world’s most popular and ground-breaking consoles for live, theatre, broadcast and post production, will showcase the latest and greatest from its digital console line at the 2009 InfoComm show, including the large format CS-D5, and the award-winning SD7...
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May 2009
Following almost a year of assessing digital mixing consoles, Hatfield Christian Church in Pretoria took delivery of four DiGiCo SD8s at the beginning March 2009. Tadco, DiGiCo’s South African distributor, was approached early in 2008 to quote on the console requirements for Hatfield Christian Church, and during the first discussions it was apparent that the...
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May 2009
Two evenings in April saw the Royal Albert Hall play host to a screening of the film of Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring, accompanied by a live performance of Howard Shore’s original score. Conducted by Ludwig Wicki, it not only brought the film’s soundtrack spectacularly to life, but also brought together its original performers, the London...
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May 2009
What started as a behind-the-scenes solution for staging and lighting needs for the Temporary Heroes Orchestra 15 years ago, Heroic Productions has evolved into one of the Twin Cities' largest and most well-respected audio, lighting, and video production houses. In keeping with the commitment to provide top-of-the-line technicians and state-of-the art equipment,...
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May 2009
In today's highly competitive, audio production business, keeping on the cutting edge of technology and providing the best possible equipment is critical. For 18 years, Bloomington, Minnesota’s Audio Logic Systems has done just that, by offering integrated audio, video and lighting services—including event production support, system and overall product...
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May 2009
For over 40 years, the Daytona Beach International Festival (DBIF) has served as the official U.S. home to the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). This year’s LSO Pops Concert, “A Celebration of Speed,” featured a fast-paced multimedia musical program set to a 90-minute high-def film, and paid tribute to Daytona as the ‘Birthplace of Speed’...
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May 2009
The impact of DiGiCo’s entry level SD8 console is being felt right across the globe. One area that has been quick to enjoy the many benefits of the SD8 is Scandinavia. Formed 33 years ago, Eppu Normaali is one of Finland’s most famous rock bands. With their stock of PA equipment improving and expanding over the years, drummer Aku Syrjä set up sound...
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April 2009
Recognising the increasing importance of the world-wide-web as a source of rapid information and communication, DiGiCo are pleased to announce the launch of their new and improved web site. “We haven’t given our old site a bit of a facelift,” explains marketing director David Webster. “We’ve completely re-designed it. It’s now...
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April 2009
Lucerna Music Bar is one of Prague’s most prestigious clubs and every well-known Czech artist has played there. Two years ago, the club decided to improve its sound equipment and installed a new L-Acoustics loudspeaker system. These were a great success, and since then they’ve not had to hire third-party PA equipment. However, there was still a vital...
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April 2009
Celebrating its 21st year, the 2009 East Coast Music Awards, Festival and Conference saw many leading artists and industry figures come together in Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador, for a four day conference and celebration of Canada’s East Coast music scene. Taking place on the evening of 1st March, the highlight of the event was the annual East Coast...
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April 2009
When king of croon Lionel Richie embarked on an extensive European arena tour to promote his latest studio album, Just Go, front of house engineer Lars Brogaard was in no doubt which console was going to be there mixing the house sound - a DiGiCo SD7. Lars’s relationship with DiGiCo is a long one - he was the first engineer to take a D5 console on tour and...
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April 2009
Over three months of Saturday night television saw primetime UK talent show The X Factor crown its latest winner in time to get the coveted Christmas Number 1 chart slot. February and March 2009 gave many of the finalists and their newly found fans a chance to get up close and personal as the X Factor Live tour played multiple shows at the UK and Ireland’s...
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April 2009
NAB Show 2008, Las Vegas, NV (April 17-23, 2008) - For the 3rd consecutive year, DiGiCo is onboard as the FOH sponsor at the 2009 NAB Show ‘Technologies for Worship’ Pavilion. Open to tech crews, volunteers, pastors and worship leaders alike, the Pavilion is the center for technical worship education at NAB and features hands-on training with state-of-the-art...
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April 2009
Since its launch in September 2008, DiGiCo’s SD8 has been added to the inventories of many top touring production companies ( Eighth Day, Clair Global, Special Event Audio Services, Concert Systems, Dillon Productions, Heroic Productions), and become the console of choice on a range of productions worldwide: on theatrical shows (The Who’s rock opera “Tommy”),...
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April 2009
Farmingdale, NY (April 15, 2009) — For the third consecutive year, Boca Raton, Florida’s Festival of the Arts presented a musical menu of the finest in classical music, jazz and literature this past March 5-15 th. One of this year’s event highlights was a career celebration of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman on the 50 th anniversary of his U.S. debut...
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April 2009
When Chris ‘Privet’ Hedge set out on the current world tour as Front of House engineer with Simply Red, there was one piece of equipment he would not have left home without: a DiGiCo D5 console. This year, the tour has taken in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and the USA before heading for Europe, starting in Glasgow, at the end...
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March 2009
Whilst others may be tightening their purse strings, DiGiCo continues to see the importance of strategic investment, not only in developing new product and enhancing the functionality and return on investment of its existing product range, but in all areas of its business. PLASA saw DiGiCo increase space and create a new stand design for the launch of the SD8 console....
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March 2009
The D5T Digital Theatre Mixing System was a natural progression of the D5 Live. Now, DiGiCo’s flagship SD7 console follows suit, increasing its operational potential with the new, optional SD7T configuration. This time, however, there is a difference. Whilst the engine of the D5 was enlarged to accommodate the additional requirements of the theatre world,...
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March 2009
When DiGiCo launched the SD7 a little more than 18 months ago, it was already two generations ahead of its nearest rival. Now, with the development of the MACH2 software suite, even more power has been unlocked from the Super FPGAs in DiGiCo’s Stealth Processing engine. MACH2 brings with it a huge number of never-before-seen enhancements:DiGi-TuBe - the world’s...
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March 2009
Since hitting the scene in the mid-90s, Canadian rockers Nickelback have established themselves as one of the biggest rock bands in the world. In that time, they’ve sold 27 million albums worldwide thanks in part to the 2001 breakout single, "How You Remind Me" (from Silver Side Up), which propelled them into the mainstream. Legendary helmsman, Mutt...
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March 2009
Dublin-based total production company EQ Audio and Events announce tonight that they are providing full audio production for the upcoming Elaine Paige 40 th anniversary UK tour. The company are eagerly anticipating the tour, as they are believed to be setting a new benchmark for an Irish PA company – they are the first Irish company to work with a UK artist...
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March 2009
China: Pre-empting the Chinese New Year, the King of Bells – the huge copper bell in the Beijing Tower, which, at 63 tons, is the largest, and the heaviest bell in China – rang out 108 times on 1 January 2009. Each toll represents a year in China’s ancient calendar and offers a blessing to all of the nation’s people. Key to the accompanying...
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March 2009
Complete Audio, based in Berlin, covers every aspect of event technology. The company has recently upgraded its equipment with the addition of a DiGiCo SD8 console. André Rauhut, who, along with his team, recently attended a DiGiCo SD8 training session at German DiGiCo distributor atlantic audio, explains why he chose the SD8. “Since its launch at...
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March 2009
The phenomenon that is televised talent shows continues to hold almost all of the television-viewing world in its grip, with the popularity of such shows showing no sign of abating. One such example is Idols, the Finnish singing contest that recently completed its fourth season - one in which it literally struck gold, in the shape of a DiGiCo SD8 console. Provided...
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February 2009
DiGiCo’s groundbreaking SD8 made a big impression on many people when it was launched at PLASA 2008 - perhaps none more so than on Essex-based sound company Audio Plus who, by the end of the launch day, had already shaken hands with DiGiCo on an order for two of the new consoles. Up until then, Audio Plus had been renting in digital mixing consoles as and when...
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February 2009
Event service provider Alpha Media Solutions (AMS) has purchased three digital consoles from DiGiCo’s German distributor Atlantic Audio. An SD8 – DiGiCo’s new entry level desk - and an SD7 – DiGiCo’s flagship console were delivered at the end of October and December 2008 respectively and another SD8 will further enhance AMS’s pro...
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February 2009
Festival-type events pose a unique challenge for sound mixers in that these events typically span several days, run from morning to midnight, and have the inherent variable of an ever-changing performance roster each with their own engineer, imposed often within very tight time constraints. Mitch Grant of Special Event Audio Services in San Diego is a veteran of...
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February 2009
With a number of its staff and touring engineers familiar with DiGiCo consoles, Manchester-based STS Touring Productions Ltd has embraced DiGiCo’s new gold standard by investing in an SD8. The company attended the product launch days hosted by Wigwam Acoustics at Manchester’s School of Sound Recording in November last year and, thoroughly impressed by...
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February 2009
Over Christmas and the New Year, Lost & Found Orchestra took up residence in London’s Royal Festival Hall. The creation of Luke Creswell and Steve McNicholas, the team behind Stomp, the show features an array of unusual musical instruments made from everyday objects. It’s all a bit ‘Blue Peter’ – in fact, both Lost & Found Orchestra...
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February 2009
With offices in Copenhagen and Viby, near Arhus, Victory Tour Production is one of Denmark’s leading production companies. An inventory of six DiGiCo consoles ensures that the company delivers the very best audio to the wide range of festivals, tours and corporate events it services. Victory has recently added a pair of DiGiCo SD8 consoles to its rental stock,...
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January 2009
Stand 1L114 sees UK-based digital mixing console manufacturer, DiGiCo, exhibit at ISE for the first time this year, with its flagship SD7 and new entry level SD8 desks as its focus. SD7 moved digital mixing console technology on by a quantum leap, utilising Super FPGA technology with floating point processing and a Tiger SHARC ® FX engine to produce the most...
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January 2009
DiGiCo’s latest console - the SD8 - has already been welcomed on a range of tours with one of the more unusual productions being a version of The Who’s rock opera, Tommy, being performed in the Netherlands. Although combining popular music with theatre - exemplified by shows like Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You - is currently a popular genre of entertainment,...
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January 2009
Organised by Jean-René Palacio, Artistic Director of the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival is now in its third year. Held in the exclusive surroundings of the principality of Monaco, the Festival has three main sites: the beautiful and extravagantly decorated Salle Garnier, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, which is the...
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