DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles
December 2011
Owned by Sander Krouwel, Road Productions is based in central Holland and operates in the corporate event, theatre, one-off events, and concert touring markets. The company is a loyal DiGiCo user, being the first rental company in Holland to purchase a dual D1 Live setup back in 2004. It is now adding to its console inventory with the purchase of a DiGiCo SD8 and...
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December 2011
This summer saw Istanbul’s Cemil Topuzlu Harbiye Open Air Theater stage its annual July Summer Concert Series, a three-week festival of music which culminated in a performance by disco diva and Grammy award winner Gloria Gaynor, accompanied by the ENBE Orchestra. Ensuring that the climax to the festival would live long in the memory of Turkish music fans was...
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December 2011
ZZ Top pulled off their very first La Grange Fest in late October, pairing the timeless Tejas boogie kings with Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and country singer Jamey Johnson. Set just outside Austin in Bee Cave, the fest - and subsequent live broadcast on Sirius XM radio - was accomplished using DiGiCo’s SD8 at the hands of the band’s engineer, Jamie...
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December 2011
Canada’s Rifflandia Festival has been called Victoria’s version of SXSW, featuring some of the best and brightest Canadian and international indie artists. This year’s stellar lineup included 4 days of 110 artists on 9 stages and showcased bands from City and Colour and Cold War Kids to De La Soul and Blackalicious. Doug Lyngard of Victoria’s...
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December 2011
British digital console manufacturer DiGiCo makes its first appearance at BVE London on Stand C2 at London’s Earls Court from 14-16 February 2012, where it will show its new broadcast specific SD7B, SD10B and SD11B. DiGiCo’s acclaimed SD Series is the company’s latest generation of consoles. It is based on the power of FPGA technology and Stealth...
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December 2011
UK digital mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo once again returns to ISE alongside the brand’s Dutch distributor TM Audio, with its complete range of consoles that addresses every part of the installation market, from the largest multi-purpose complex, to the smallest theatre. The SD7, which will be joined on Stand I H90 by the SD10, SD8, SD9 and the smallest...
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December 2011
DiGiCo, an independent UK based console manufacturer, secures secondary investment from ISIS Equity Partners almost five years since the company successfully expanded with the backing of Matrix Equity Partners. 2012 marks a significant anniversary for DiGiCo, as it celebrates 10 years since the arrival of its ground breaking D5 Live. Over that time, the company...
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November 2011
This year, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, at the University of Pennsylvania celebrates its 40th anniversary. As one of the nation’s preeminent urban performing arts centers on a major university campus, it has a very rich history in the performing arts, presenting world-renowned and emerging artists and companies in its four-decade history. Leading...
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November 2011
DiGiCo Yn Dal y Dorch i'r Theatr Gymraeg Wales is globally renowned for its choirs, but the country also enjoys a wide variety of other live entertainment. That variety is continually growing and audio systems in smaller venues now have a desire to match the quality and flexibility to those of their bigger brethren. In two recent cases, the DiGiCo SD9 has been...
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November 2011
To say that September was a busy month for Audio Logic Systems (ALS) would be considered an understatement. Not only did the A/V integrators celebrate a 20th anniversary milestone with a mega bash replete with music, food and drinks at their Minneapolis headquarters, but they also took on the production for a major concert event at the historic Loring Theater - in...
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November 2011
Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz has spent 20 months touring in support of his hugely successful, Grammy-winning eighth album Paraiso Express. Taking in 22 countries and over a hundred shows, Front of House engineer Fernando Diaz relied on two DiGiCo SD7s to mix this extensive tour. Travelling to countries as varied as the USA, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras...
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November 2011
McCune Audio / Video / Lighting has been handling the audio services for the acclaimed Monterey Jazz Fest since the 1960’s. In business since 1932, this full service technical event production company has done its share of myriad events in its nearly 80-year history. They purchased their first DiGiCo, an SD10, and the console made its debut at the 54th...
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November 2011
When George Michael returned to the stage for 25 Live, the console of choice was the DiGiCo D5 Live. Now, as George travels Europe with Symphonica: The Orchestra Tour! DiGiCo consoles are still an integral part of the audio production, but this time four of the British manufacturer’s flagship SD7 digital mixing consoles, supplied by Wigwam Acoustics, have been...
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November 2011
Louis Adamo joined Hi-Tech Audio back in 1989, when the company’s rental stock comprised only a few single analog consoles. Nearly twenty years later, Hi-Tech’s inventory is brimming with 50+ consoles and has become one of the largest live-sound, wholesale rental companies specializing in predominately digital consoles and multitrack hard-disk systems...
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October 2011
The award-winning Australian production of Love Never Dies has enjoyed six successful months at Melbourne's Regent Theatre, giving a welcome boost to the sequel of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s  Phantom of the Opera. Thanks to their extensive experience in professional theatre, Melbourne’s System Sound were asked to fulfil Mick Potter’s sound design,...
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October 2011
The nearly sold-out Alison Krauss & Union Station tour this year in support of the band’s new album, Paper Airplanes, is certainly proof-positive that they’ve never been more popular, bringing a tightly knit fusion of bluegrass and country to fans old and new. Though Alison’s award-winning 2007 collaboration with Robert Plant may have briefly...
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October 2011
In certain situations size really does matter. But even when it is of paramount importance, do you really want to compromise on the features available on your digital console? If the answer is no, then the SD10-24 is for you. The SD10-24, like the original SD Ten launched at ProLight+Sound earlier this year, is a console that boasts features and benefits that instantly...
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October 2011
DiGiCo will launch the latest in its series of I/O rack modules at the 131st AES convention in New York, which make the company’s audio systems even more flexible. The company is launching the MINI and NANO racks, which offer a wide range of input and output options for any DiGiCo SD audio system. Multiple DiGiCo mixing consoles can be positioned in an ‘Optocore’...
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October 2011
There are certain situations where one needs absolute quiet. With this in mind, DiGiCo has developed the Remote Rack PSU or RR-PSU for its SD range of digital mixing consoles. This simple, yet elegant, solution comprises two modules; one with a single multi pin connector, the other a 3U rack mount unit with a corresponding multi pin connector and two power supply...
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October 2011
Kafe Pi Group is one of Turkey’s fastest growing organisations, having opened 14 new venues in quick succession, including two beach clubs as well as pubs and bars. Bronx Pi Stage is one of its latest additions. Located in the Beyoğlu district in the heart of Istanbul, it features a DiGiCo SD8 digital mixing console supplied by DiGiCo’s Turkish distributor,...
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October 2011
X Games has featured some of the world’s best and brightest athletes competing in extreme sporting events since 1995, broadcast around the globe on the ESPN network. Sixteen years later, the event is bigger and better than ever as witnessed at X Games 17 in Los Angeles this past July. It was the third time DiGiCo had a presence in the broadcast trucks at the...
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October 2011
Minnesota's Eagle Brook Church prides itself on staying at the leading edge of technology for its ever-evolving production and broadcast needs. In 2010, the thriving house of worship, which opened in late 2005 and accommodates over 2100 in stadium-style seating—retooled its overall technical infrastructure at its main Lino Lakes campus location, adding...
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October 2011
For engineer Kevin Madigan, manning the FoH responsibilities for Crosby and Nash on tour this year has been nothing but sheer pleasure. The famed duo, who have been harmonizing ever since Crosby, Stills & Nash formed in 1968, have been touring the U.S. for the better part of the year, with Sound Image and are weaving their way through Europe with Skan PA Hire...
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October 2011
With a role that included AV consulting, theatre consulting, and project management for all entertainment systems on board Costa Cruise’s new flagship, the Costa Favolosa, Nautilus Entertainment of San Diego specified the systems shipwide, with a DiGiCo SD7T chosen for its impressive theatre. Following a three-day July vernissage cruise from Venice, the Costa...
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September 2011
Blitz Communications is one of the UK’s leading full service audio-visual suppliers, handling a diverse range of projects from theatre to corporate presentations. As part of a recent £600K equipment investment, it has added two DiGiCo SD8 digital mixing consoles to its audio inventory. With a need for consoles that could work across both sides of the...
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September 2011
Cited as one of the fastest growing churches in the nation by Christianity Today, The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas has evolved from 50 families to more than 30,000 members since opening in 1996. With signature events such as “Woman Thou Art Loosed” conference, “Megafest” and the forthcoming “ManPower” men’s leadership...
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September 2011
Armed with a new CD and the buzz of leader Adam Levine’s stint on the hit NBC show, “The Voice”, Maroon 5 are traversing the country on what is perhaps one of the hottest U.S. tours of the summer with fellow indie rockers, Train. The largely sold-out tour will hit 40+ venues across the states from July through the end of September.  Veteran...
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September 2011
To keep pace with the development of the raft of new products that it has introduced to the market in recent years, DiGiCo is in the process of upping its output capacity by adding a new Scottish production facility, twice the size of the existing facility. DiGiCo has always been proud of its UK-centric operation and is pleased to announce the addition of the purpose-built...
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September 2011
The international theatre market is proving increasingly successful for DiGiCo, with a number of major installation projects and productions currently underway. A recent sale and install of two  xSD7T systems for Singapore's Esplanade lead to an interesting introduction. “Late last year the Esplanade visited Europe on an extensive evaluation process. ...
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September 2011
With a steady stream of engineers wanting hands-on training on DiGiCo’s ever-growing range of digital consoles, the company is launching a monthly series of seminars at its Surrey headquarters. Training was previously given on an ‘as required’ basis, but demand is now so great that the company has decided to formalise the sessions and provide a...
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September 2011
Singer-songwriter Justin Vernon was determined to transpose his band’s eponymous second outing—the highly anticipated Bon Iver—from studio to stage when he decided to tour behind its release in the spring of 2011. Adding several of the studio musicians to the live touring band, taking it from a 4- to a 9-piece outfit, was one part of the strategy....
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September 2011
Glee’s transition to the stage has proved as huge a hit as the television show itself. Following a sold-out US tour in 2010, the show crossed the Atlantic for an equally successful tour of the UK, including multiple sold out dates at both London and Dublin’s The O2 and Manchester’s MEN Arena this summer. Clair Global provided the show’s sound...
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September 2011
Dennis Baxter’s progressive sound design for the Olympics and hundreds of other sporting events around the globe have earned him a stellar international reputation and a host of Emmy® Awards to boot in a career spanning over three decades. As an author and an educator, Baxter noticed that there was a deficiency in the area of audio broadcast education;...
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September 2011
This year’s PLASA sees the Technologies for Worship (TFW) Pavillion once again feature DiGiCo consoles, with one each of the new SD Ten and SD11 digital mixers supplied and operated by Wigwam Acoustics. The TFW Pavilion showcases educational seminar tracts and free hands-on workshops, led by expert advisors demonstrating how to move your House of Worship into...
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September 2011
Following a hugely successful evening at the Regal Room on Fulham Palace Road, the pro audio industry once again sets out to entertain the pro audio industry… Sponsored by DiGiCo, Soundcraft and Medialease, and hosted by Pro Sound News Europe, many of those same revelers are set to return to the scene of last year’s triumph and, with Dave Neale’s...
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September 2011
The Association of Sound Designers (ASD) is a new body which represents the interests of those working in the UK theatre sound industry. It’s membership is not just limited to sound designers, however - it has been keen to involve representatives from all the key industry players. Naturally, DiGiCo is a founding corporate member. The ASD is being launched at...
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September 2011
Covering New Zealand and other parts of the Pacific region, state-owned broadcaster Television New Zealand (TVNZ) broadcasts four free-to-air channels and also has a prominent online media presence. The company recently needed a new mixing console for one of its control rooms and chose the DiGiCo SD8, thanks to its flexibility and user-friendliness. The company’s...
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September 2011
Since 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has drawn a wide range of performers and is nowadays one of the most iconic European music events. Although jazz is still at its core, these days the festival now offers fans of every genre a unique live experience. Swiss production company Skynight has sourced and managed the audio requirements for the 12 venues since 2009,...
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September 2011
Two weeks in July heralded the 51st edition of the International Jazz a Juan, one of Europe’s coolest jazz festivals, held beachside in Antibes Juan-les-Pins in the south of France. It was here, with the glittering Mediteranian Sea as its backdrop, that DiGiCo’s SD Ten console made the music of such greats as Herbie Hancock, BB King and Santana sound...
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August 2011
The famous Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. On 7th July this year, to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of its rediscovery by North American adventurer and archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Andrés Cuadros and Guillermo Riera, owners of rental company Red Power, provided a sound and light spectacular for...
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August 2011
At the end of 2009 Mexican audio rental company, Speed Audio, invested in a DiGiCo SD8 digital mixing console. Since then it has been in almost constant use on a varied range of projects from high profile artists, including Spanish singer songwriter Shaila Dúrcal, Israel’s Shiri Maimon, Mexico’s Kalimba, composer Carlos Cuevas, Pepe Aguilar, Susana...
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August 2011
21 years after Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore had young couples surreptitiously wiping away tears in cinemas (and briefly made pottery fashionable), Ghost has returned from the entertainment afterlife in the form of a West End musical. Combining live acting and music with complex lighting, video and special effects, the show’s sound designer Bobby Aitken specified...
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August 2011
After storming the globe for nearly 40 years, JUDAS PRIEST, are going out strong as they rock the planet on the massive EPITAPH tour. Hitting all the major cities throughout the world on what will be their final world tour, the metal masterminds hit the pavement this past June throughout Europe, followed by U.S. dates from October through December of 2011. Tending...
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August 2011
With bases in Paris, Nice and Marseille, French rental company Arpege Son Lumiere is continually busy with festivals, live tours, television shows and corporate events. The company has invested heavily in DiGiCo consoles, which are in constant use. With four SD7s, four SD8s, three SD9s and an SD Ten on its books, as well as several D1s and D5s, Arpege is committed...
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August 2011
Originally performed on Broadway in 1983, Baby - A Musical has recently opened for the first time in Brazil. Its run in Rio’s João Caetano Theatre also marks the first use of a DiGiCo console on a Brazilian musical, with an SD8 the choice of sound designer Fernando Fortes. The original production was nominated for seven Tony awards and has seen three...
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August 2011
DiGiCo consoles feature on a range of outdoor shows this summer, including Jessie J, the LED Festival, Judas Priest, the Killers and, of course, Take That. But with Coldplay headlining no less than 15 festivals around the world, Front of House engineer Daniel Green’s SD7 is probably the most travelled DiGiCo desk of all. Coldplay’s busy summer includes...
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August 2011
Colombian artist and activist Juanes has been topping the Latin American charts since his debut in 2000. From his fifth studio album, "P.A.R.C.E.", sprung an eponymous worldwide tour, which kicked off in the spring of 2011 with legendary mixer, Robert “Cubby” Colby at the audio FOH helm. Colby, who met Juanes while mixing the Latin Grammy’s...
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July 2011
The Donauinselfest – or Danube Island Festival – is a huge, free annual event that attracts millions of visitors to Vienna each June. This year, rental company Concept Solutions provided two DiGiCo SD8s for the Festival’s Front of House and monitor duties, supplied to them by DiGiCo’s Austrian distributor, TON Eichinger.  Concept Solution's...
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July 2011
As the fastest selling live tour in UK history, the production team on Take That’s Progress Live tour has been under enormous pressure to deliver a fantastic show to well over a million of the band’s ardent fans. The responsibility for ensuring that latest hits like The Flood and Kidz - as well as a host of older favourites - sound their best has been...
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July 2011
DiGiCo digital mixing consoles have recently been used by Swedish rental company, eurosound media crew, for two very different projects - and both have been an overwhelming success. The first sees a DiGiCo SD9 take up residence at Sweden’s national broadcaster, Swedish Television, for 55 consecutives days from 13thJune for its early morning children’s...
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July 2011
Showcasing a pair of emerging retro soul artists - Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae, along with opening acts, Plan B, Patrick Stump and Mayer Hawthorne - the two-month ‘Hooligans in Wondaland’ tour wound its way through sheds across North America in early summer. The Clair Global-supported outing was outfit with a double dose of DiGiCo SD8s - both equipped...
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July 2011
In 1998, audio production companies Andy Rose Consultants (ARC) and Sound Moves used a Soundtracs DPC-II digital console to broadcast two live operas from the famous Glyndebourne venue in Sussex. Thirteen years on, the same two companies have facilitated another live broadcast for the same place, this time using the DPC-II’s latest successor, the DiGiCo SD10B...
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July 2011
One of the Australian leaders in location recording for radio, television, major music festivals and concerts are Sydney based company Remote Recorders. Working with the cream of the crop that visits the country, Remote Recorders has been recording in the background for years. Whether it is the Big Day Out for Channel V, mixing Slash for Abbey Road Live, or DVD recordings...
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July 2011
With her trademark shock of dark hair and mournful pop songs, multiple award-winning singer/songwriter Megan Washington is one of the current darlings of the Australian music industry. Her sold-out Tour of Laughter and Forgetting has played in venues in the country’s major cities, two shows of which were at in Melbourne, where DiGiCo consoles took care of mixing...
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July 2011
Jon Lemon has been rockin’ DiGiCo consoles on A-list tours for nearly 8 years, so when the venerable engineer was asked to handle FOH on a short tour with The Fray, he jumped at the chance to check out the latest DiGiCo SD10 console. The Denver rocker’s mini tour, opening for U2 on a handful of make-up dates from last year’s cancelled tour, was...
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June 2011
DiGiCo’s broadcast roots are well known and its latest broadcast-iteration console - the SD10B - has been gaining a lot of attention. As well as studio installations, it’s just as at home in outside broadcast situations, as a recent purchase in Denmark has proved. Experienced recording engineer and producer Henrik Nilsson has recorded and mixed a variety...
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June 2011
As a world-class ministry located in College Park Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, World Changers Church International (WCCI) -  founded by world-renowned author, conference speaker and bible teacher Dr. Creflo A. Dollar - caters to a local congregation of approximately 8,500 in its dome, as well as broadcasting its message to satellite locations worldwide. For...
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June 2011
As the audio director for Merlefest, one of the largest traditional bluegrass music hoedowns in the United States, industry veteran and SE System’s co-owner Cliff Miller has been on the scene for all of the fest’s 24 years. Recently, SE added a pair of the newest SD10 consoles and two DiGiCo SD racks with HMA Optics - their first DiGiCo purchase - to...
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June 2011
Late May saw Swedish truck body manufacturer SKAB Group treat its employees and their families to a remarkable company party. With DiGiCo SD8 and SD8-24 consoles mixing the performances, the party went with a swing, not to mention some heads-down boogie. Falkenberg-based Hire Sound Sweden was appointed by event management company 2e Group to provide sound reinforcement...
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June 2011
The facilities, sound quality and eye-catching red finish of the DiGiCo SD9 are all reasons why the console has quickly gained a dedicated following amongst rental companies. Another key advantage is its remarkable price point, which has made it an appropriate purchase for Croatian company Cash Sound. Based in Split, the country’s second largest city, Cash...
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June 2011
Opened in 2009, the Danmark Radio Koncerthuset is one of the country’s top live performance venues, staging symphony concerts, chamber music, choral, jazz, rock and pop events in the near-perfect acoustics of its four halls. Recently an SD7, supplied by DiGiCo’s Danish distributor Soundware, was added to its inventory of DiGiCo consoles. The 5000m2 Copenhagen...
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May 2011
Neither heat nor humidity nor last-minute scheduling ‘surprises’ could hinder the live performances at KROQ’s Coachella House stage during April’s 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival in the midst of the California desert. For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles, CA’s rock radio trailblazer, KROQ, rented a huge house, mere steps...
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May 2011
From the annual conferences of political parties and major associations to awards ceremonies and corporate gatherings, Birmingham’s International Conference Centre hosts around 400 different events each year. Hall 1, the venue’s main space, has just had a DiGiCo SD8 console installed, ensuring that everyone from politicians to business leaders can be...
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May 2011
With two albums under his belt, three consecutive #1 hits—and a 2010 “Top New Artist” and “Top New Solo Vocalist” award from the Academy of County Music—country songwriter Luke Bryan kicked off the Emotional Traffic Tour opening for Tim McGraw in early April. Prior to hitting the road, production manager/FOH mixer, Pete Healey...
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May 2011
Matt Napier is monitor engineer for Kylie Minogue and has been with her since the summer of 2010. His mixing console of choice is a DiGiCo SD7, chosen because it is a desk that can grow as the tour’s remit expanded. “We’re at the end of the UK leg of the Aphrodite – Les Folies tour and heading off to America,” says Napier. “The...
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May 2011
After being unsatisfied with another digital desk, FOH engineer James “Pugsley” McDermott stepped up to a DiGiCo SD8-24 prior to embarking on the spring 30-city Jagermeister Country Tour with headliner artist Dierks Bentley. Employing the iconic D5 and Saliva on the KISS/Aerosmith tour in 2003, as well as teaching it to students at Full Sail University’s...
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May 2011
Over the past few years, the star of Belgian/Australian Wally de Backer - aka Gotye - has rapidly been rising in the country where he was raised, his success including an Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) award for Best Male Artist. Recently he performed at Melbourne's National Theatre, where two DiGiCo consoles helped his comeback from a touring...
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April 2011
Belgian singer Natalia recently staged the third of her Natalia Meets… series of concerts, this time six shows with American superstar Anastacia as a special guest. Over 100,000 enthusiastic fans enjoyed the concerts, which were mixed on a DiGiCo SD7. The first Natalia Meets… shows were in 2006, when the Flemish chanteuse teamed up with the Pointer...
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April 2011
Digital mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. This is the first time DiGiCo has won the award in this category, having previously received an award in 2005 in the Innovation category. The current award has been granted for almost doubling its overseas earnings and exporting...
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April 2011
Despite being a little older - and no doubt wiser - since Lizzy’s infamous hell-raising days, the band still insists on a ‘no compromise’ approach to playing live. So it is just as well DiGiCo’s 500th SD8 console has been there to handle the monitor mix. Currently Lizzy stalwarts Brian Downey, Scott Gorham and Darren Wharton are joined onstage...
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April 2011
Global audio service provider Eighth Day Sound have built a reputation over the last three decades for providing state-of-the-art, well maintained, and efficiently packaged audio equipment, seasoned crew and unparalleled service. Keeping at the forefront of the technology curve with all its manufacturers is a top priority. To that end, Eighth Day recently added 20...
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April 2011
The annually produced Winter X Games in Aspen, CO is one of the largest single broadcast events that ESPN does in a year. This season’s X Games edition - its fifteenth - was the first broadcast in discrete 5.1 surround sound, and made the historic journey to be the first to be transmitted in live 3D video. Winter X Games sports a variety of sonic landscapes,...
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April 2011
DiGiCo brings its wealth of experience to the broadcast industry and, once again, pushes the boundaries of digital mixing to the limit. The new SD10B is a broadcast specific console, boasting features and benefits that distinguish it from every other broadcast console on the market – and at a price point never before achieved. The SD10B comes with all the...
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April 2011
Since its launch in 2007, the DiGiCo SD7 has been a key part of some of the world’s biggest shows. Tours by artists including Madonna, Peter Gabriel and The Who and globally-renowned events like Montreux Jazz festival, the X Factor and Paris’s Bastille Day celebrations have used the SD7’s combination of powerful Stealth Digital Processing™,...
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April 2011
Having already made significant R+D investment in the development of  DiGiCo’s broadcast SD7B and SD10B ,the British manufacturer continues the trend with an  important investment in its sales team, this time with the appointment of Ian Staddon, who joins the company as vice president of sales Ian’s lengthy tenure with the Harman Group, initially...
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April 2011
Groove merchants, Cage The Elephant, settled into Nashville’s Soundcheck rehearsal space last November in preparation for a mini US outing, and later the band’s first worldwide headlining tour. Propelled by the January launch of their second release, Thank You, Happy Birthday”—with the single, “Shake Me Down”, riding high on the...
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April 2011
Stands 8.0 F60 and G56 at Frankfurt’s ProLight+Sound see the unveiling of new additions to DiGiCo’s acclaimed SD Series. One is the SD Ten with which, once again, DiGiCo has pushed the boundaries of digital mixing, producing a console that boasts features and benefits that instantly distinguish it from the others in the SD Series and every other digital...
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April 2011
DiGiCo’s SD range of digital consoles continues to astonish and delight the professional audio industry. Visitors to ProLight+Sound 2011 will discover that the company has ‘done it again’ with the SD11 - a console that is the smallest (both in size and price) that the company has ever produced, but still packed full of DiGiCo’s famous industry...
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April 2011
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its factory in Scotland, DiGiCo is producing a limited run, Special Edition SD8 digital mixing console. The Special Edition SD8 is produced in an understated titanium colour, but sports all the features and benefits of the original SD8’s Stealth Digital Processing™ with Tiger SHARC® FX engine, to give you the unrivalled...
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April 2011
The Trak Centre has long been one of Melbourne’s most prestigious inner city buildings. Located in the heart of bustling Toorak, the Trak centre has always had a heartbeat as a booming business hub. It was also home to the very successful Silvers nightclub which later became the Toorak Lion Pub and more recently, the Sugar Lounge. A lesser known fact about...
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March 2011
DiGiCo’s new Remote Record Interface, part of the DiGiCo Solutions range, is due for launch at Prolight+Sound 2011 and establishes the UK manufacturer as more than a console company. The Remote Record Interface provides a remote recording solution for all applications in native Mac or PC formats. It allows you to work directly with your preferred DAW and is...
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March 2011
Nashville’s HOPEpark Church originally opened its 1400-seat auditorium in 2000 with an analog mixer and speaker boxes as big as it could afford at the time. The equipment operated faithfully for eleven years before it seemed time to embrace digital technology and upgrade to a more modern audio outfit befitting that of a Music City House of Worship. HOPEpark’s...
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March 2011
When the analogue mixing console at Dundee Repertory Theatre was showing signs of old age, the theatre’s head of sound Colin Lowson realised that it was an opportunity to give the venue’s audio system a 21st century shot in the arm. With a DiGiCo SD8-24 now in place, the mix position is a happy place to be. The theatre has an extremely varied programme,...
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March 2011
Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15-gallon soup kettle. Since then, they’ve grown into a regional brewery featuring handcrafted brews, interesting food and live music weekly in its Eccentric Café. Last year, Brewery owners embarked on a significant expansion to create a dedicated music venue in...
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March 2011
The readers of ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International magazine have chosen DiGiCo’s SD8 console as its favorite Large Format Console in the 2nd annual Readers Choice Product Awards. In last year’s competition, the newly launched SD8 also scooped the LSI award for New Console Mixer Digital Large Format. “We are again honored to receive this award,”...
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March 2011
When the tech staff of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church in Matthews, North Carolina was searching for the best digital console to replace an aging and inadequate mid-level analog desk, the worship facility’s missive was to secure a system that would meet all of their technical requirements yet include a logical and intuitive user interface, which would not...
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March 2011
It is not easy for a young audio company to compete in London’s Theatreland, but Andrew Johnson and his company, Pressure Wave Audio, are making their mark. Andrew’s latest project is the sound design and audio equipment supply for Southwark Playhouse’s production of the Stephen Sondheim classic, Company. The complexity of the design and restrictions...
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February 2011
Despite it being less than a year since the first DiGiCo SD series console arrived in the Philippines, such has been their impact that local audio companies have bought no less than seven from regional distributor Joint Venture. Manila based Hx Pro Sounds and Lights is one Filipino company that has invested in DiGiCo, an SD8 being followed by the purchase of an SD7....
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February 2011
Surrey-based Chaps Production Company has painstakingly built up a reputation for supplying audio production services to the event, live music and conference industries, using the highest quality equipment operated by experienced and friendly staff. A rolling programme of investment underpins that commitment, the latest example of which is a pair of DiGiCo SD8 consoles....
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February 2011
After a decade of planning and execution, the world-class Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at California State University, Northridge opened its doors this past January. The goal of the $125 million PAC project was to weave mechanical, electrical, theatrical, acoustical, audio visual and structural systems into a cost effective, energy efficient and sustainable...
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February 2011
Comedian, musician, genius. These words may just about describe the phenomenal talent that is Tim Minchin, who has just finished a seven-date tour of UK arenas where he performed with a full orchestra. For this demanding audio production, Dutch rental company Da Capo, chosen specifically for its orchestral experience, deployed a number of DiGiCo SD consoles to cope...
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February 2011
With his trademark top hat and ever-present darkened shades, Slash is indeed the portrait of rock ‘n’ roll iconography. Last year, the master guitar-slinger broke out from beyond the shadows of his past (Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver), with an eponymous solo release and new tour. Slash’s audio arsenal on a roster of tour dates through the...
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January 2011
There have been a slew of house of worship installs in major metropolitan areas of the country utilizing SD8 and SD9 consoles of late, but DiGiCo consoles of any variety aren’t limited exclusively to the bright lights of the big city. In the small town of Stillwater, Minnesota - a dynamic, growing community of approximately 18,000 residents, just 20 miles east...
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January 2011
As the legendary composer and co-founder of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson wrote and sang many of their biggest hits including The Logical Song, Breakfast in America, Take the Long Way Home, Give a Little Bit, Dreamer, School, It's Raining Again, and more. Still dubbed the ‘Voice of Supertramp’, since 1983 Hodgson has been a successful solo artist and...
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January 2011
As its first conference since David Cameron became Prime Minister, the 2010 Conservative Party Conference was of particular importance to the Party. Thus it proved the ultimate test so far for DiGiCo’s SD9 console - one which it passed with flying colours. Sound reinforcement for the event, held at Birmingham’s ICC’s Symphony Hall in early October,...
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January 2011
Founded by Kenny Loggins over 30 years ago, the Christmas Unity Telethon is a broadcast annual fundraiser that raises money to provide food and life essentials, as well as Christmas presents and toys, for the underprivileged and economically challenged in the Santa Barbara area. Over the years, the professional production community and local major network television...
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January 2011
The end of November saw a prestigious music conference - Soundbound - held in Mumbai, with a range of live performances for participants to enjoy after the business of the day. The first two nights featured gigs by Shaa'ir + Func, one of India’s most successful indie bands, mixed on a DiGiCo SD9, the first to be deployed on the Indian sub-continent. Soundbound...
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January 2011
‘Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles’ opened on Broadway in late October to rave reviews. Rain, a Beatles tribute band, which was formed in the ‘70s, has enjoyed several decades of touring triumphs around the globe. In 1977, ‘Beatlemania’ opened on Broadway and was the start for many future members of the tribute band. It ran for two years...
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