DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles
December 2012
With viewing figures approaching three million, BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen is one of the most successful Saturday morning television shows of the past decade. Recently its production company, Cactus TV, started working with Prolink Television Facilities, who in turn brought the many benefits of a DiGiCo SD10B mixing console to the show. Established in 1989, Prolink...
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December 2012
Seeing the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in the greater Northeast, Long Island, NY-based Group One Limited wanted to find a way to help area houses of worship whose buildings and audio systems were affected by the storm. Group One Limited and DiGiCo came together to create the HOW Helps Program, which leverages the success of its SD5 Trade Up program...
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December 2012
This year’s production features one of the newly released SD5s at FOH and an SD10 for monitors plus a pair of SDRacks connected via an Optocore fiber optics network X Factor™, the popular UK television competition that migrated across the pond, is now in its sophomore season here in the U.S. The series debuted this past September on Fox with snarky Brit...
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December 2012
This year, Santa and his elves have been hard at work at DiGiCo HQ and have made 12 special presents to give away in the 12 days before Christmas. But now they're busy with other things, and they don't have time to deliver them… Luckily, the clever people at DiGiCo have come up with a solution. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning...
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December 2012
The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra has spent the past 14 years wishing for a new home that it could truly call its own. In September it finally became a reality with the opening of the NOK1.225bn (€165.2m), Stavanger Concert Hall. This world class venue actually features two halls, with DiGiCo mixing consoles chosen for mixing the amplified sound in both. Designed...
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December 2012
Prairie Sun Live division chooses SD10 for its overall customization and flexibility, 96k sampling rate, fiber optics, and more Prairie Sun Live (PSL) sprung from Prairie Sun Recording—a high-end recording facility in Sonoma Country that’s produced music with legendary artists from The Doobie Brothers to Van Morrison and Tom Waits in its 35-plus-year...
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December 2012
Popular Belgian singer Geike Arnaert spent the summer playing a number of European festival shows, her mixture of sparsely-arranged pop and haunting ballads providing a popular counterpoint to many of the other performers. Ensuring that the former Hooverphonic lead singer and her six-piece backing band had the best monitor mixes was a DiGiCo SD11, manned by the band’s...
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November 2012
After spending more than a year touring North America, Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour has finally touched down in Europe. After a run of nine shows at London's O2 Arena, this production, which fuses the King of Pop's greatest hits and Cirque's trademark acrobatic prowess, will then head into Europe for an extensive six-month...
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November 2012
Six engineers mix live on a comprehensive digital system comprised of five DiGiCo consoles in four mix positions—plus broadcast recording truck—linked solely by a 96kHz fiber optic network No matter your musical predilection, there’s no denying that Barbra Streisand is one of the biggest talents in show biz. She is the epitome of élan and...
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November 2012
Sydney Theatre Company's new bar, aptly named 'The Bar at the End of the Wharf', is a busy little hot spot for Sydney's inner city crowds in the know. As the name neatly implies, the bar is found at the end of the Wharf just past the Wharf 1 Theatre. It is now the proud owner of a new DiGiCo SD9 console. With the 500+ capacity bar now being an extension...
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November 2012
Mill City Church is a portable church that operates out of the University Center for the Arts building on the Colorado State University Campus, Ft. Collins, Colorado every Sunday. After leading the college and 20-somethings ministry at New Life Church in Colorado Springs for eleven years—Pastor Aaron Stern and his wife launched out to plant a new church a couple...
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November 2012
Double BRIT Award winner Ed Sheeran’s unique style of music is winning fans around the globe. His current tour has seen him on the move since the end of 2011, with sell out dates in Australia, the United States and across Europe, confirming his popularity. For Front of House engineer Chris Marsh, who has been with him since the tour began, a DiGiCo SD11i digital...
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November 2012
Celebrating over 40 years of top-flight cultural and community programming including symphony music and theater productions, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is situated in the heart of the downtown Milwaukee theatre district. Uihlein Hall, with a seating capacity of 2,305, is the largest of the Marcus Center theaters, and is home to the Milwaukee Symphony...
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November 2012
James River Church (JRC) is among the first venues in the United States to take delivery and install one of DiGiCo’s new SD5 consoles. Taking advantage of a limited-time “Trade Up” offer from U.S. distributor Group One Limited–and working through Special Event Services (SES)–the 12,000-member House of Worship in Springfield, Missouri,...
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November 2012
London’s Royal Albert Hall is wowing 2012 audiences with a series of screenings of famous films accompanied by a live soundtrack. One of the most ambitious took place on 21st October, as the London Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied selections from Walt Disney's original Fantasia and Disney's Fantasia 2000. Mixed on one of Sound By Design's new...
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November 2012
DiGiCo rocked the house at the grand opening celebration of Mick Fleetwood’s new restaurant and club, Fleetwood’s on Front St., in the heart of downtown Lahaina, Maui. The four-night musical celebration boasted a star-studded roster of performers. Night one kicked off with the Grammy-nominated Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, featuring guitarist/singer Rick...
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November 2012
17th September saw five very different acts take to the stage in Melbourne, Australia, as the city’s RMIT University staged it’s seventh annual MAVIS showcase. With all of the production’s technical tasks carried out by students, a highlight was the fact that they were able to get hands on with a DiGiCo SD7. A collaboration between RMIT’s...
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October 2012
With the launch of the new SD5 console earlier this year, DiGiCo U.S. distributor, Group One Limited, initiated a limited-time trade up program within the United States to get the new system into as many hands and inventories as possible. The premise of the program is that Group One will take back any make or model large-format analog or digital desk with a credit...
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October 2012
Although the old rhyme would have you believe that you will find a fine lady upon a white horse in the Oxfordshire town of Banbury, nowadays you’re far more likely to find an event enjoying all the sonic benefits of a pair of DiGiCo SD9 consoles. Recently purchased by production company Sound & Light Guys, the purchase of the two consoles and their associated...
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October 2012
Few internationally renowned artists begin holding regular concerts at over 70 years of age but, since 2001, legendary soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone, who began his career over fifty years ago, has directed his music before spellbound audiences in venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Verona Arena, Royal Albert Hall, the Kremlin, the Vatican’s Nervi Hall,...
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October 2012
Grammy Award-winning pop-rockers Train have been laying tracks across the continental United States and Canada this summer and fall with their San Francisco 2012 tour. The band pulled out all the stops, rolling through material both old and new, including songs from their latest studio album, California 37. Because of the tour’s beefed-up band and increased...
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October 2012
Laurence Connor's contemporary depiction of Jesus Christ Superstar brings Andrew Lloyd-Webber's tongue-in-cheek show to some of the UK and Ireland's biggest stages: this touring production, which kicked off on September 21 and runs until the end of October, features former Spice Girl, Mel C, comic singer Tim Minchin, and former Radio One breakfast show...
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October 2012
Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana has a rich history dating back to humble beginnings with a handful of worshipers in 1834. The congregation now totals close to 4,000 members. With an eye (and ear) to updating its audio footprint and wireless technology, Technical Systems Engineer Brent Whetstine - with the help of Daryl Cripe and Nate Krause...
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October 2012
Live productions rarely come as unique as De Utrechtse Spelen’s depiction of Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s opera, Orfeo ed Euridice, which, this Summer, under the direction of Jos Thie, descended on the ample pond within the grounds of Soestdijk Palace in the Dutch Province of Utrecht,. For all of the shows, which were held during June and July, Utrecht-based...
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October 2012
A DiGiCo SD8 is the latest mixing console purchased by Colombian company Grupo Hangar, which provides technical production services to events in and around the city of Medellín. Already used successfully on the city’s highest profile festival, the SD8 has made many friends. Grupo Hangar provides its services for live music, cultural festivals, sport,...
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September 2012
Madonna’s MDNA Tour  currently wowing sold out stadiums and arenas across several continents features 11 musicians, 22 dancers, multiple costume changes, ground breaking graphics and an audio system that includes two DiGiCo SD7s at Front of House and another on monitors.   The SD7 is a step up for monitor engineers Matt Napier and Sean Speuhler, who...
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September 2012
DiGiCo continues to be one of the audio industry’s success stories. The company has seen impressive year-on-year growth and a constant stream of new products, from large-scale and compact digital mixing consoles, to the ground breaking UB-MADI from the company’s Solutions division. With continuing growth comes an increase in staffing requirements and...
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September 2012
Brilliant musicianship and roof-raising performances characterize the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s live concerts. The perennially touring, 11-piece ensemble covers myriad genres from Delta blues and Rock to Funk and Jazz and is led by husband and wife team singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and slide guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks. So it made perfect sense for the group...
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September 2012
Multi-award winning Swedish folk rock singer Lars Winnerbäck has spent the summer of 2012 on tour in Scandinavia. Relying on his trusted audio engineers to pick the very best equipment available, the tour has featured two DiGiCo consoles. Winnerbäck is a very popular artist in Scandinavia and the 27-date tour, which took in shows throughout Sweden, Norway...
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September 2012
Founded in the mid-1950s, Grace Church is located in Southern California and is comprised of two 500-seat venues on its campus, averaging about 1400 to 1500 a Sunday via two services in each. With a rich history of serving the community for over 5 decades, the worship services suffered from poor audio quality due to a wildly outdated analog system. The speakers were...
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September 2012
South Korea’s Global Mission (Jiguchon) Church is an evangelical ‘megachurch’ with a total of over 20,000 people attending its 14 Sunday services. A feature of the church is a DiGiCo SD7 console with EX-007 expander, installed to help ensure that its gospel is spread as widely as possible. The church has four buildings - the main Bundang church...
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September 2012
Back in 2009, for the launch of the SD9 (aka Red Snapper) leading digital console manufacturer, in typically tongue in cheek style, made its first foray into the world of social media with a fun Facebook page for the red fish of the family. With Red Snapper’s page being such a popular medium for DiGiCo’s customers to interact with the company, a fresh...
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September 2012
Simon Blackwood joins leading digital console manufacturer DiGiCo as Business Development Director. This newly created position is one that is set to evolve into a key role within the company, with Simon leading an expanding direction for the company. This is yet to be fully announced, but is certain to draw on Simon’s unique expertise and industry knowledge....
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September 2012
Mountain Springs Church (MSC) in situated in the heart of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has served the community since 1995. The congregation has grown considerably since its inception and in the fall of 2011, newly appointed Tech Director Keith Miller spearheaded a project to overhaul MSC’s audio production gear at the main Woodmen campus as well as to outfit...
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September 2012
Thousands of ‘ladies of a certain age’ had their hearts broken this summer as Irish boy-turned-manband Westlife finally hung up their microphones after a phenominal 14 year career. Signing (and singing) off with a 28-date tour of the UK and Ireland, two DiGiCo SD7s ensured that the fans enjoyed a memorable farewell. Climaxing with two sold-out performances...
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August 2012
Trinity Assembly of God is a vibrant and diverse 2500-seat house of worship located just north of Baltimore, Maryland on their Lutherville campus founded in 1979. Limited inputs and failing electronics accelerated the need to upgrade its audio system. A DiGiCo SD10 and a pair of SD Racks replaced a TAC Scorpion II 40-channel analog console at front of house and a...
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August 2012
Having recently been awarded a contract to relay 300 Superliga football matches over the next three years, Danish event and television production specialist dbLux has taken delivery of a new outside broadcast truck, complete with a DiGiCo SD10B digital console. The Superliga is Denmark’s top football league, featuring 12 teams who play each other three times...
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August 2012
The Linbury Studio theatre, housed within Covent Garden’s spectacular Royal Opera House, recently accommodated a 14-night run of SUM, a new opera based on David Eagleman’s best-selling book Forty Tales from the Afterlives. With a reduced capacity (from 400 to 150), the audience surrounded the orchestra pit, and was treated to a particularly intimate 90-minute...
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August 2012
The end of June saw the annual Thy Rock festival held in Thisted, north-west Denmark. Celebrating the best of Danish music, this year’s festival saw a Coda Audio PA system and multiple DiGiCo consoles feature. Audio equipment for the festival was supplied by DPA SoundCo and included a main Coda Audio AIRLINE LA12 line array system. This comprised 28 LA12 three-way...
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August 2012
Audio Systems Australia (ASA) has been specialising in live music broadcasting since its formal inception in 1992, with Head of Sound Randy Fransz managing a varied, high profile range of clientele. The company’s primary client is Australia's Seven Network, for which it handles broadcast audio for both its Sunrise and The Morning Show programs, utilising...
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August 2012
Professional audio technology specialists HHB Communications has been appointed by leading UK digital console manufacturer DiGiCo as its Broadcast Dealer in the UK and Ireland. DiGiCo’s introduction of a broadcast specific feature set for its range of digital consoles has put the power and flexibility of their innovative console architecture and advanced...
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August 2012
It’s been nearly forty years since Springsteen’s debut Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ, and judging from the 3-hour-plus shows, sold-out arenas, and glowing critical reviews, both rocker and band [minus the late, beloved saxophonist Clarence Clemons and keyboardist Danny Federici] are still regaling in their ‘Glory Days.’ With the Wrecking...
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August 2012
You can’t throw a proverbial rock without hitting a DiGiCo console in the audio trenches on Broadway. From the long-running The Lion King to the relatively new smash hit The Book of Mormon, as well as Evita, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Newsies, Sister Act and War Horse, DiGiCo’s potent SD7T, with its powerful hardware, Stealth engine and theatre...
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July 2012
Founded in 1950, Oklahoma City’s Crossings Community Church had been struggling with an audio and video system that was installed over a dozen years ago and that no longer met the needs of its over 5,000-member congregation and numerous weekly services, including five distinct ones on Sunday alone. Technical Director Chuck Timmons decided to enlist the help...
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July 2012
Having developed application specific feature sets for a number of its SD Range of digital consoles, UK manufacturer DiGiCo will be exhibiting for the first time at this year’s IBC on Stand B16, Hall 8, showing its SD7B, SD10B and SD11B mixing consoles, which cater for all broadcast situations from the most complex to the most straightforward. The SD7B, SD10B...
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July 2012
When DiGiCo introduced its supercharged SD9 at the beginning of 2012, the significant expansion in channel count, dynamic EQs, multiband compressors and matrix, and the addition of DiGiTubes, reorder of busses, multichannel inputs and aux VCAs (formerly only available on SD7) made it a no-brainer for production companies around the country for use in myriad real-world...
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July 2012
Music fans in Turkey have been treated to a series of online ‘unplugged’ concerts during the first half of 2012, with performances by five of the country’s brightest up-and-coming bands broadcast online by promoter Hafifmuzik. Each watched by 8-10,000 people, the sessions were mixed by engineer Cagan Tunali on a DiGiCo SD8. The bands - Melis Danismend,...
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July 2012
Using a strategy initiated at last year’s shows MADI was the name of the game at the 2012 Summer X Games in Los Angeles as ESPN continues to streamline its broadcast imprint. Using fiber-optic cabling over an embedded-audio approach to connect all the venues within a 27-acre radius in downtown LA—as well as all of the submixes, communications, and audio...
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July 2012
Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher has made a name for himself mixing music on hit TV shows from “American Idol,” “The Voice” and a slew of prestigious award shows from the Grammy’s to the MTV Music Awards. For the second year in a row, Fletch handled music mixes for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards and opted to test-drive his first...
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July 2012
Headlining the fourth night of this year’s Rock In Rio (Lisboa) festival, Stevie Wonder used three DiGiCo SD7 consoles, ensuring that his sound didn’t rely on any Superstition. Playing a mixture of hits and cover versions to an audience of over 75,000, Stevie Wonder himself requested the three SD7s - one for Front of House, one for vocal an in-ear monitors...
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July 2012
Monitor engineer Francois Pare has been working with American indie pop band Foster The People for just over a year. When the band decided to expand its set up for the current tour he decided it was time to bring in the big guns in the form of an SD7 from British digital console manufacturer, DiGiCo. “I'd been working on a maxed out board since I started...
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June 2012
One of the most diverse countries in the Middle East, the cultural heritage of Lebanon stretches back thousands of years. Live music and festivals are a fundamental part of Lebanese identity, with rental company CKA Event Sound Systems using DiGiCo consoles on many of them. The company is owned and run by Chady Akiki, working closely with his cousin Alain. A DiGiCo...
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June 2012
Since the launch of DiGiCo’s Waves SoundGrid module in 2010, users of the SD series of mixing consoles have been seamlessly integrating Waves plug-ins with the powerful effects of the mixers. One very satisfied user is live and studio engineer Árni Bergmann. Árni works with a diverse array of Danish acts including Alphabeat, De Eneste To, Peter...
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June 2012
Neo-electro pop diva Kimbra has been a rising star over the past couple of years. With her fame clearly ascending, this defiant and ground breaking artist entered Australia's music scene only to take out the 2011 Aria for best female artist. Hailing originally from New Zealand, Australia quickly claimed her at the tender age of 17 subsequently launching her now...
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June 2012
Imagine being plucked from obscurity by a musical hero and hand-selected to be part of a tribute band celebrating the music of the iconic band Queen. That’s just what happened to nine veritably unknown singers and musicians from around the globe, chosen by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, architects of the band’s sound, for The Queen...
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June 2012
Established in 1985, Miami’s Winter Music Conference is the largest music industry gathering of its kind in the world. Now in its 27th consecutive year, WMF is one of the most publicized annual music gatherings in the world. A pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry, WMC attracts thousands of artists and music industry delegates from 70 countries...
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June 2012
Within days of the launch of DiGiCo’s SD10 console in 2010, Indian rental company Sound.com had invested in one, its first DiGiCo console. Two years on, the desk is a regular fixture on events serviced by the company, the latest an orchestral tour celebrating the work of composer AR Rahman. Purchased via DiGiCo’s Indian distributor Rivera International,...
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May 2012
With 8 stages of electronic music scattered around downtown Miami Florida and an estimated record attendance of 165,000 over a weekend, the Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is North America's second largest electronic music event. Since 2008, Miami’s Beachsound & Lighting have facilitated the performance and production duties for the main live stage. This...
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May 2012
Building a strong following without a high media profile is one of the biggest challenges for any artist, but it’s something that former Million Dead frontman Frank Turner has achieved. The icing on the cake (so far) was a sold-out show by Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls at Wembley Arena in April, where three DiGiCo consoles were on duty. Supplied by...
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May 2012
Union Transfer is Philadelphia’s newest midsize music space—a former Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant that’s been transformed into one of the city’s most dynamic live venues. Opening its doors in the fall of 2011, this general-admission hall comes complete with multiple bars, ample stage viewing angles, sky-high ceilings, a warehouse vibe, and...
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May 2012
After four successful years in DiGiCo’s R&D department, Dan Page has now become an SAS. Dan has not, however, decided to pursue a military career, but to stay with the British console manufacturer and become a Sales Application Specialist. Dan will be supporting the existing sales team of Ian Staddon, Tim Shaxson and James ‘Digger’ Bradley....
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May 2012
Kim Johansen of Danish audio company Soundware is a proactive professional but, when he visited one of the country’s leading tour suppliers one chilly winter morning, even he didn’t expect to emerge with an order for no less than six DiGiCo consoles, plus accessories. Kim is Soundware’s pro audio manager and he frequently drops in on a wide range...
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May 2012
The rugged portability of DiGiCo’s SD11 was never utilized to fuller effect than on its latest voyage aboard the United States Navy’s active-duty USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier from Hawaii to San Diego. In one of its more unusual gigs, Broadcast Support designated the SD11 in tandem with a full dB Technologies PA—to handle all the audio functions...
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May 2012
In these financially difficult times, maximising the potential of facilities has become a key issue for the education sector. At the same time as delivering high quality education in line with modern expectations, schools need to ensure that their facilities generate their own revenue. These are the reasons why one Australian primary school has invested in DiGiCo,...
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May 2012
Stage Electrics has chosen a DiGiCo SD9 console to control an all-new audio system, designed for both live performance and digital cinema, at the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, UK.  Built in the mid 19th century, the Holy Trinity was Tunbridge Wells’ first parish church. After its final religious service in 1972 its Grade 1 listed status ensured...
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May 2012
Thai pop sensation Palmy recently returned to recording and performing as a solo artist after an absence of five years. Promoting her new album Palmy 5, she played two sold-out shows at Bangkok’s Impact Arena, with three DiGiCo SD8s on mixing duties. With material ranging from the chirpy, up-tempo Ka Ka Ka to piano ballads, with (the heavily ‘60s flavoured)...
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April 2012
The Black Keys, aka Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, have had a big underground following for over a decade but with the success of 2010’s Grammy awarded Brothers and last year’s wildly successful El Camino, they’re in the midst of their first headlining arena tour across the globe. The tour is also the first time the Black Keys have had the luxury...
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April 2012
As important for digital console manufacturer DiGiCo as the quality of its products is the support and education it provides its customers, with the company running a series of well-attended training seminars both at its UK headquarters and around the globe. The latest location added to its roster is Russia, with its first seminar for the territory held in February...
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April 2012
Watching a musician struggling to unload his bulky, oversized PA system in front of the old Playboy Club in New York City many years ago planted a seed for Ricardo Tross. Eager to help, he offered the musician a hand that day, and for many thereafter, in exchange for learning how to operate the system. A decade later, that experience inspired Tross, now a sought-after...
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April 2012
Billed as ‘the friendliest festival on the planet’, Sauti za Busara is the highlight of the annual music calendar in Tanzania. The East African event takes place over five days in February and this year attracted 400 musicians from across the continent. With a dedicated DiGiCo SD8 console at the Front of House position, an eclectic range of music was...
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April 2012
The year was 1984 and Prince’s soon-to-be-iconic masterpiece, Purple Rain, was released to much fanfare. The seminal album and film featured a slew of hit singles ("When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "Purple Rain," "I Would Die 4 U”) that have withstood the test of time for nearly 30 years. They also shone a spotlight...
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April 2012
NYC-based indie pop band fun. are on an uphill, seemingly unstoppable trajectory with the release of their second recording, Some Nights. The album reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts, and the album’s breakout single, “We Are Young” (featuring Janelle Monáe), marked the first time in more than a decade that...
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April 2012
The illustrious 49-year history of the Porsche 911 reached another milestone this year with the introduction of the 2012 model. Featuring many refinements, but continuing the immediately recognisable 911 profile, one regional European launch for the new car enjoyed the benefit of a DiGiCo SD9 mixing console. Or, as it was for the events, an SD911. Belgian audio...
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April 2012
From humble beginnings as a café showcase for Dutch acts, in 14 years Vrienden van Amstel Live has grown in size, with the 2012 event encompassing seven sold out nights at Rotterdam’s 10,000 seat Ahoy Arena. Such were the technical demands that it required four DiGiCo SD7 consoles and seven of the latest SD racks to manage the audio, with all equipment...
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March 2012
The SD11i is a new, expanded version of DiGiCo’s rackmountable SD11 digital mixing console. It was used for the very first time on the The X Factor Finals’ broadcast production, which went out live to a television audience of upwards of 15 million people. “We’d been approached about using an SD11 for The X Factor Finals,” explains DiGiCo’s...
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March 2012
Launched in 1997, STB is one of Ukraine’s most popular television stations. Broadcasting a mixture of original content and Ukrainian versions of popular Western programmes, the station continues to expand. Recently it invested in a DiGiCo SD9. Currently ranked first in the country by audience share, STB needed a digital console that would withstand the rigours...
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March 2012
After years of research, St. Matthew United Methodist Church undertook a major renovation of its technology systems in 2009, including making the leap from analog to digital installing a DiGiCo SD8 as its main audio console. Continuing its digital progression, the house of worship recently added an SD9 with D-Rack (connected to the SD8 via DiGiCo’s Little Red...
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March 2012
DiGiCo’s SD10 has just made its first venture into Brazil, with one being purchased by events company Maxi Audio Luz Imagen, based in Sao Paulo. Used on a variety of events, the company is very happy with its purchase. Maxi Audio technical manager Sandro Monteiro had been impressed by the DiGiCo consoles on show at InfoComm 2009 and, with sound engineers at...
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March 2012
A decade after the launch of the D5 Live, British audio solutions manufacturer DiGiCo launches its new incarnation, the SD5. As you would expect, the SD5 fits directly into the D5’s shoes, but benefits from the advancements made possible by DiGiCo’s proprietary Stealth Digital Processing™. “We’ve evolved a lot over the past decade, both...
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March 2012
For the past 10 years, DiGiCo has been hosting onsite training at its UK head office, as well as with various distributors and a number of locations around the world. This has worked extremely well, but DiGiCo is keen to ensure that those users and potential users who find it difficult to access this resource are still able to benefit from its content. DiGiCo Online...
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March 2012
2012 marks three major milestones in DiGiCo’s history: the anniversary of 40 years since the birth of Soundtracs, the company from which DiGiCo was born; 20 years since it made its first foray into digital consoles; and 10 years since DiGiCo took over the Soundtracs reins. To celebrate the occasion, DiGiCo has developed a series of software and firmware upgrades...
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March 2012
The DiGiCo SD7 console installed at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s refurbished Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, in 2011 has proved such a success that, when the Company needed an additional mixer for its touring shows and West End transfers, another SD series console was their first choice - this time an SD9. “We have a long relationship with DiGiCo...
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March 2012
For years, Los Angeles’ iconic rock radio station, KROQ, mused about creating their own intimate, in-studio listening space complete with a stage, studio lighting and amazing sound for their listeners. They cleared out some cubicles and the sales office space-turned-nightclub—dubbed the Red Bull Sound Space—became a reality, rivaling any LA club....
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March 2012
Late 2011 saw the annual finals of the Halıcı Computer Aided Composition Contest held at the Babylon venue in Istanbul. Ensuring that the finalists’ live performances sounded their best was a DiGiCo SD9 console. Sponsored by Halıcı, one of Turkey’s leading software companies, the contest has been run for the past 18 years. Open to...
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February 2012
After a nearly five year hiatus—and eight gold and platinum albums of retro soul and rock ’n’ roll—Lenny Kravitz takes to the global highway with an 8-piece backing band in support of his latest and ninth studio album, Black and White America. Taking musical cues from the past while looking forward in true Kravitz style, he pulls together...
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February 2012
Award-winning international Irish singing sensation Daniel O'Donnell has become an annual fan favorite at the 2,700-seat Tri-Lakes Center theatre in Branson, Missouri, bringing Irish and American classics to the Midwest vacation destination on Daniel’s 15-20 sell-out shows a year. The band’s engineer Hughie Boyle, who started on monitors several years...
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February 2012
CBS's telecast of the 54th GRAMMY® Awards this past February was the second-highest-rated in GRAMMY history with approximately 41 million viewers. The three-and-a-half hour show offered memorable and milestone moments—from stellar performances to stunning productions. Behind the scenes on music's biggest night, however, there was a changing of the...
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February 2012
With his first major label release Behold, Danish singer-songwriter Mads Langer is now breaking through as an international artist. Bringing his guitar-based ballads to a wider audience, DiGiCo SD11 consoles and Neumann digital microphones were a feature of Langer’s end-of-year European tour. Sound company for the tour was Victory Tour Production, a long-term...
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February 2012
With their new album Mylo Xyloto having already hit the number one spot in 19 countries, Coldplay are promoting it with live dates throughout the rest of 2011 and into 2012. Hire company Wigwam Acoustics is providing a little audio Paradise via a DiGiCo SD7 mixing system and three XTA DP548 processors, which have been specified as part of the sound system. Unlike...
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February 2012
Brigham Young University-Idaho has a new facility, christened the BYU-Idaho Center. The 435,000-square-foot building contains a 15,000-seat auditorium and a multi-purpose area large enough for 10 full basketball courts. In addition to recreational activities, the gym will serve as a place for large social gatherings.  The auditorium will be used for large-scale...
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January 2012
Earlier this year, the staff of Milwaukee’s Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Bingo Casino decided to embark on a console upgrade in its intimate, 500-seat theater. Production manager Jamie Cobb called upon Kerry Miller and the integration team at Clearwing Productions to help. Wanting to upgrade the sound and make the move to digital, the group collaborated...
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January 2012
Since its launch, the compact DiGiCo SD9 has made a significant impact on audio rental and sound reinforcement companies who need a digital console for medium-sized productions. An example is Soundlink, a Dutch audio company whose SD9 has been in constant use since it was purchased a year and a half ago. Owned by Bas Jansen, Floris Roelfzema and Hugo van Meijeren,...
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January 2012
The NAMM Show 2012 buzz for DiGiCo Solutions’ newest breakthrough interface, UB MADI, was pervasive. So much so, that the editorial staffs of Pro Sound News and Pro Audio Review magazines chose UB MADI amongst 15 new and noteworthy products for its ProSoundNetwork “Best of Show” Awards for the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. During each...
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January 2012
THE NAMM SHOW, Anaheim, CA (January 19, 2012) The results are in and DiGiCo has claimed yet another Pro Sound Web/Live Sound Reader’s Choice Award for New Console Mixer Digital Large Format! This year, DiGiCo’s new SD10 took home the honors (in a tie shared with APB DynaSonics ProDesk-8), whereas the SD8 was the console of choice for the previous two...
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January 2012
Now in its seventh year Jazz Music Festival Shanghai is one of the largest jazz festivals in Asia and is the biggest outdoor music event in China’s largest city. Attracting artists from across the world, this year the festival featured five stages, with a DiGiCo SD8 and SD8-24 setting the gold standard on one. The festival’s audio equipment was provided...
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January 2012
Until today, MADI connectivity on your desktop or laptop required a format such as PCI or ExpressCard. This involves an inconvenient and time consuming set up operation on a desktop, whilst it is increasingly difficult to find a laptop with the necessary slot. DiGiCo Solutions’ UB MADI eliminates this frustration. Being launched at the 2012 NAMM show in Anaheim,...
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January 2012
“Deborah Harry, who’s languished as a pop culture and fashion icon since she blasted onto the scene in the mid-70s, seems to be omnipresent of late gracing the pages of magazines from Harper’s Bazaar to the cover of Rolling Stone. But perhaps her greatest lasting legacy is of the musical variety - with her band Blondie - still going strong nearly...
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January 2012
The Matrix Live, staged at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 23rd October, was the latest in the venue’s own promoted series of classic film screenings. In what was a complex audio production, the film’s orchestral soundtrack was replaced by a live performance from the NDR Pops orchestra, with a DiGiCo SD7 digital mixing console employed to bring both...
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January 2012
Smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! has recently broken new ground as the first Western musical to be performed in Mandarin with a Chinese cast. After runs in Shanghai and Beijing, the show is currently playing in Guangzhou, with a DiGiCo SD8 at the helm. Although Western musicals have previously toured China, this is the first time that one has been performed by a local...
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