DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles
December 2015
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - December 2015 – When the time came for Cornerstone Church to go digital in its 4,700-seat sanctuary, there were three targets that had to be hit: Freedom for the ministers’ and musicians’ visions, Financial responsibility for proper stewardship, and Foundational planning for the future. With a church that ministers to 20,000...
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December 2015
When Haalogaland Theatre in Tromso in the Nord-Norge, the northernmost region of Norway, needed to upgrade its digital mixing system, it looked for the most flexible platform for theatre use. Its final decision was to invest in DiGiCo, purchasing an SD7T, an SD10-24T, two SD-Racks and five Orange Boxes, along with five Optocore boxes. “We needed a large format...
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December 2015
DiGiCo partners with Fits & Starts Productions to help train churches and schools SARASOTA, Florida - December 2015 -- For more than 15 years, Fits & Starts Productions’ HOW-TO Sound Workshops have been traveling around the United States providing pro audio training sessions for houses of worship and schools/colleges. Visiting approximately 36 cities...
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December 2015
Front of House engineer James Gebhard knows the importance of keeping up with the latest technology and having the best tools for the job, so when British indie-rock band Circa Waves announced their UK club and academy tour, he decided that investing in a DiGiCo S21 would be the perfect solution.   “I think it is imperative to keep your eye on the...
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November 2015
Get some audio cheer this festive season with DiGiCo’s 12 Days of Christmas and treat yourself to the chance of winning 12 great DiGiCo gifts. For your chance of winning, all you need to do is visit DiGiCo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DiGiCo.Official. The fun starts on the 1st of December and finishes on the 12th, with a prize to be won each day....
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November 2015
As the multipurpose Théâtre Forum Meyrin (TFM) in Meyrin, Geneva, Switzerland approached its 20th anniversary, its management felt that it was the right time to give its main theatre space an audio upgrade. Two DiGiCo SD5 consoles form the centrepiece of the new system. The 700-seat theatre hosts a wide variety of productions, including music, dance,...
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November 2015
Situated inside the Parc de La Villette in Paris, Le Cabaret Sauvage has recently invested in an SD9 digital mixing console from UK manufacturer DiGiCo. Le Cabaret Sauvage was created by Méziane Azaïche in December 1997. Its initial incarnation was the Magic Mirror, which was installed in a marquee. It was only intended to run for few weeks, but its success...
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November 2015
DiGiCo consoles have been a fixture of the Royal Shakespeare Company since 2003, when a D5T – the theatre specific version of the original D5 Live - was installed in its Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon. Twelve years of sterling service later, that same D5T has finally been replaced with a new DiGiCo SD7. The D5T was initially bought for use...
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November 2015
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - November 2015 -- Janet Jackson embarked on a major world tour at the end of August, hitting the road on the initial North American leg with audio production provided by VER Tour Sound, including a pair of DiGiCo SD7 consoles, at front-of-house and monitors. At the end of September, StubHub announced that the early dates, in support of Jackson’s...
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November 2015
Since 1985, Rock in Rio has been one of the world’s most successful music festivals. In its spiritual and historic home of Rio de Janeiro, it continually sells out its 700,000 capacity. This year, with a heavyweight line up that included Queen + Adam Lambert, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Seal, Katie Perry, Rihanna, John Legend and Motley Crew, what better choice...
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October 2015
Billed as ‘the world's most futuristic cruise ship’, the Royal Caribbean International (RCI) Anthem of the Seas is also the world's third largest and is filled with technical innovations to entertain passengers. Its Royal Theatre is no exception. A DiGiCo SD5 was chosen to provide the ideal Anthem audio mix. High quality entertainment is one of...
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October 2015
Bolivian based rental and distribution company, Avanzada Audio y Sonido, is already known for working with high quality, professional audio brands. Now it has added DiGiCo to its list of brands. Avanzada has a reputation for approaching end users and creating close relationships. These are forged through training, workshops, demos and technical advice from its highly...
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October 2015
DALLAS, Texas - October 2015 -- The DiGiCo SD7 console installed at Dallas’ First Baptist Church in April 2013 now has a counterpart in monitor world; a second SD7 recently went into its new 3,000-seat worship center giving the prominent Southern Baptist house of worship a consistent audio workflow across all of its live sound hubs. Both SD7 consoles were specified...
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October 2015
Held annually since 1998, Prêmio Multishow (the Multishow Brazilian Music Awards) is hosted by cable TV channel Multishow. Broadcast live across the country, the 2015 event took place on 1st September and featured six DiGiCo mixing consoles. Multishow is part of GloboSat, the cable television arm of Globo TV, Brazil’s biggest television channel. Presented...
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October 2015
Promoting their latest album Cama Incendiada, multi-Grammy winning Mexican band Maná is currently on a two year world tour, taking in the US, Europe and South America. Wanting ’the best’, the tour’s engineers specified a pair of DiGiCo SD7 consoles. Rental company Procolor is based in the band’s home city of Guadalajara and has been...
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October 2015
German band Söhne Mannheims, founded in Mannheim in 1995, celebrated its 20th anniversary this summer with two sold out shows in their hometown. Both show’s audio systems were supplied by Bottrop, West Central Germany-based TDA Rental, with a DiGiCo SD5 at Front of House and two SD7s for monitors. Roger Wagener has known the band for over a decade and...
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September 2015
LOS ANGELES, California - September 2015 -- Veteran front-of-house engineer Toby Francis, whose extensive résumé ranges from Aerosmith to ZZ Top, is currently out on an 88-date tour with pop princess Ariana Grande and a DiGiCo SD7 digital mixing console. “The Honeymoon Tour,” which takes in North America, Europe and Asia before wrapping...
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September 2015
With his eighth solo LP Tracker receiving much acclaim, guitarist and vocalist Mark Knopfler is in the midst of an eight month, 88 date world tour. A pair of DiGiCo SD7s is ensuring every nuance of these musically complex shows is heard clearly. The tour is currently playing European arenas and festivals, with US and Canada theatres to follow. Front of House engineer...
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September 2015
SUGAR HILL, Georgia - September 2015 -- Gwinnett Church, a campus of the popular North Point Ministries group comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area, opened a new 1,300-seat auditorium this past January as the main sanctuary for the three services that 3,000 congregants attend each Sunday. But what might be the end goal for some churches is only phase one...
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August 2015
This year’s IBC sees DiGiCo and Calrec debut the connectivity between Calrec’s Hydra 2 and DiGiCo’s SD Racks, which is facilitated by DiGiCo’s new 2U Orange box, which is a simple to use audio format converter with multiple options. The new compact 2U Orange Box is a simple-to-use audio format converter with multiple options, allowing you...
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August 2015
WINCHESTER, Virginia - August 2015-- When a new piece of gear is specified for a theatre install, a variety of technical issues and requirements naturally influence the purchase decision. However, sometimes the final deciding factor ultimately comes down to a manufacturer’s people. That was very much the case when New Market, Maryland-based Acme Professional...
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August 2015
Back in the glam rock-ness of the 1970s, a small village in the middle of Belgium called Werchter decided to put on a one-day music festival. Over four decades on, Rock Wercher has become one of the largest events in the country’s musical calendar. This year, it took a new direction, in terms of mixing console choice, with Head of Sound Patrick Demoustier making...
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August 2015
The European Games made its debut this year. Held in the brand new, 68,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku and organised by the European Olympic Committee, its opening and closing ceremonies were on a scale akin to already established sporting spectaculars. An experienced team was assembled to deliver sound requirements, with DiGiCo SD7s...
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August 2015
Musikverein für Steiermark is the largest concert organiser in the Austrian city of Graz. It is currently celebrating 200 years of Musikverein Graz, and in mid June Rental Pro Austria deployed a DiGiCo SD8 for a spectacular performance, which featured Gustav Mahler’s revered Symphony Number 8 as its finale. The concert was performed by the Grazer Philharmonic...
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August 2015
As Kasabian embarks on the 2015 summer festival season - with two warm up shows at Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg and Groningen’s De Oosterpoort in The Netherlands, at Belgium’s massive Rock Werchter festival and then headlining multiple festivals across Europe - Front of House engineer Paul Ramsay and monitor engineer Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Sargeant...
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August 2015
“The DiGiCo SD7 has been my companion for the last 18 months and I wouldn’t change it for anything,” says Chris Marsh, Front of House engineer for Ed Sheeran. A pretty strong statement, but with Ed just completing a short, but hugely successful, run of gigs at London’s Wembley Stadium and Croke Park in Dublin, selling out every date and playing...
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July 2015
This July, 200,000 visitors from around the world descended on the quite beautiful Lake Geneva setting for the 49th Montreux Jazz Festival, a two-week musical treat featuring performances from a string of eclectic, internationally renowned artists spanning a whole host of genres, from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, to Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Richie, Toto, and Carlos Santana....
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July 2015
With over 40,000 online subscribers from 156 countries, and more than two and a half million YouTube views, multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier is literally taking the world by storm with his unique sound. Jacob performed his looped arrangements live at two recent high-profile gigs: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London and at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland....
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July 2015
Maroon 5 is currently on a world tour to promote their current album V and latest single This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er. A pair of DiGiCo SD7s helped to ease their pain. Supplied by US sound company Sound Image and in the UK by partner company SSE Audio, the SD7s were manned by Jim Ebdon at Front of House and Kevin Glendinning on monitors. Jim...
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July 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - July 2015 --  NORTHchurch, a non-denominational contemporary church that uses the latest technology and media to communicate its message, recently installed a DiGiCo SD8 console and a pair of SD-Mini Racks interconnected by an Optocore fiber optic network. The front–of-house console system was part of a major audio system redesign...
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July 2015
CHICAGO, Illinois - July 2015 -- One of the slammin’est tours out this year is “The Boys of Zummer Tour” that pairs rockers Fall Out Boy with rapper Wiz Khalifa, an alchemy that’s been drawing raves for a genres cross-pollination that Billboard called “a night of music and an opportunity to exercise its right to be young, and wild and...
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July 2015
Two giants of Israeli folk rock, Yehuda Poliker and Shlomi Shabat, came together at the historic roman Amphitheatre of Caesarea this July to perform a series of shows. DiGiCo were chosen for both Front of House and monitor duties, with a DiGIGrid MGB utilised for the show recordings.   Israeli technical production and rental specialist Argaman System (formerly...
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July 2015
SAINT PAUL, Minnesota - July 2015 -- The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota inaugurated its new Concert Hall in March 2015 with a month-long grand opening celebration, Rock the Ordway, which featured an eclectic selection of music. Built at a cost of over $40 million and now the new home of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), the Concert...
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July 2015
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - July 2015 -- With four albums, nearly a dozen top 20 tunes and a fist full of number one country singles, Jake Owen has achieved a popularity that many in Nashville only dream of. And, while he stays busy all year with his own tour dates, he is also spending a good deal of this summer opening for Kenny Chesney on arena and stadium dates through...
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June 2015
Globos de Ouro - or the Golden Globes - is Portugal’s highest profile arts and entertainments awards ceremony, taking place annually at Lisbon’s Coliseu Dos Recreios. 2015 marked the awards 20th year, with the ceremony featuring four DiGiCo SD series consoles to mix the audio for both the live and broadcast audiences. Although it shares a (translated)...
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June 2015
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - June 2015 -- San Antonio, already the seventh-largest city in Texas, is poised to become its fifth largest, as a pending 66-square-mile expansion that could add more than 200,000 people to its population over the next six years nears likely approval. Now, this growing metropolis has a performing arts center to befit its enhanced status, The Tobin...
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June 2015
British singer-songwriter Ben Howard is enjoying success on both sides of the Atlantic, having completed a sold out UK tour in December, a successful run in the US, returning to the UK in April, where he filled arenas round the country, including three nights at London’s Alexandra Palace, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena and Birmingham’s...
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June 2015
LOS ANGELES - June 2015 -- “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” That aphorism has been attributed to numerous comedic actors, but it also applies in spades to mixing front-of-house for stand-up comedy. “People think, ‘It’s one microphone—how hard can it be?’” says Geoff Hidden, FOH mixer for “Fluffy,” aka Gabriel...
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May 2015
IOWA CITY, Iowa - May 2015 -- As the only stadium named after a Heisman trophy winner, Iowa City’s historic Kinnick Stadium—home to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes—is known for its pink visitor’s locker room, large seating capacity (70,585, which would make it the fifth most populous city in the state of Iowa on game day, if the stadium were...
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May 2015
Formed in 1999, Sound & Light Professionals (SNL Pro) Mumbai has become one of the largest growing and most respected sound reinforcement companies in India. It provides state-of-the-art equipment for sound, lighting, video and staging, and technical services to the broadest range of entertainment disciplines across India and the rest of the world. The company...
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May 2015
The end of April saw Blur release The Magic Whip, their first album for 12 years. To celebrate, the Britpop legends played two secret shows at London’s Mode club, where a pair of DiGiCo SD10 consoles helped tame the acoustically tricky venue. With both shows - one for friends and family, the other for 300 competition-winners - taking place at the Westbourne...
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April 2015
ELMSFORD, New York - April 2015 -- Over the past three decades, Elmsford, NY-based CP Communications has supplied audio and video communications solutions for many of the world’s largest broadcasters, including CBS, ESPN, FOX Sports, NBC Sports Group, Turner Sports and Univision. Boasting a full fleet of HD RF mobile production vehicles capable of handling...
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April 2015
Now that Prolight+Sound is over for another year, British console manufacturer DiGiCo would like to set the record straight and thank all those that visited their booth at the exhibition. “With the S21, we wanted to re-write the rulebook. To test the conclusions we previewed at Prolight+Sound without publishing or unlocking the full software potential, or...
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April 2015
DiGiCo’s new compact 2U Orange Box is a simple-to-use audio format converter with multiple options, allowing you to use DiGiCo Multichannel Interface (DMI) cards to create audio paths over a variety of interfaces. With two PSUs for redundancy and two slots to accommodate any of the ten current interfaces available (DANTE, HYDRA2, BNC, CAT5, Optocore, Aviom,...
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April 2015
Stand G56 at Prolight+Sound 2015 is the launch pad for a new suite of software for digital console manufacturer DiGiCo’s acclaimed SD Series. When the SD Range was conceived, it was designed with an unparalleled level of processing flexibility, configurability and functionality. Thanks to the incredible power of the company’s proprietary Stealth Digital...
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April 2015
Launched at Prolight+Sound 2015, DiGiCo’s new Redundant Engine and Fader Pod provides a RE-assuring partner for its SD10 digital mixing console. The SD10 Redundant Engine (SD RE) is an engine in a box that provides connection to a monitor and a keyboard / trackball for SD7-style dual engine redundancy. It can be connected to a 12-fader remote worksurface,...
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April 2015
CHANHASSEN, Minnesota - April 2015 -- The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) in suburban Minneapolis is the largest professional dinner theatre company in the United States and a gem for musical-theatre enthusiasts. Home to many national and global premiere performances, CDT focuses on musical theatre and comedy shows as its mainstays, and has been the launching pad...
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April 2015
DALLAS, Texas - April 2015 -- Co-headliner musical tours often bring challenges of delicately balancing two sets of talented egos used to doing things their own way, right down to how their live sound is mixed and presented. But in the case of Chris Brown and Trey Songz’ shared 24-date North American “Between The Sheets Tour,” artists and crews...
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March 2015
When the Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada needed to upgrade their digital consoles, they turned to DiGiCo and are delighted with their investment. “In 2002, we decided that we were going to have some of the most technologically equipped theatres in Canada,” recalls Warren Busby, Head of Audio / Assistant Technical...
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March 2015
Superior audio, ease of use, simple firmware updates and seamless plug-ins cited in upgrade to SD5 desks at SBC's massive West Campus HOUSTON - March 2015 -- Christmas services this past December never sounded better at Second Baptist Church's 400,000-square-foot West Campus in Houston thanks to a recent audio system upgrade to two DiGiCo SD5 consoles. Installed...
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March 2015
Only two years since it was founded, the C3 Church in California’s Silicon Valley has already proved so popular with worshippers that a major upgrade to its audio mixing facilities was required. A DiGiCo SD9 has made a massive improvement. Located in the city of Palo Alto, in San Francisco’s Bay Area, the church started out with an entry level digital...
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March 2015
LOS ANGELES - March 2015 -- The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles has upgraded its front of house and monitor mixing consoles at Walt Disney Concert Hall to a fiber-networked DiGiCo digital audio system as the complex celebrates its 50th anniversary. ATK AudioTek of Valencia, CA supplied and installed an SD5 at FOH, SD10 at the monitor position, and shared SD...
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February 2015
Bombay Bicycle Club will forever be known as the last live band to play at London’s iconic Earl’s Court venue. But preceding that already-famous December show was a tour which had started nearly a year before, on which DiGiCo SD9 and SD10 consoles played a starring role. Front of House engineer Tom Wiggans joined the band in the summer, part-way through...
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February 2015
CHESSINGTON, Surrey, UK - February 2015 -- DiGiCo is proud to reveal that eight of 2014’s top ten highest-grossing international and North American tours carried DiGiCo SD consoles for FOH, monitors or both. “The touring industry’s top engineers have once again overwhelmingly confirmed that the SD7, SD5 and SD10 are, in fact, still the premier choice...
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February 2015
Universal.Com, India has been in the live sound reinforcement business for over 10 years. Based in Kolkata, West Bengal, the company handles touring and live needs for both corporate and music clientele. The company recently purchased its first DiGiCo system, an SD10 and two D2-Racks, from DiGiCo’s India distributor, Hi-Tech Audio Systems Pvt. Ltd., of New...
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February 2015
ARLINGTON, Texas - February 2015 -- ESPN’s CFP Megacast, a record-breaking simulcast of the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship across multiple ESPN networks and services, included a natural sound feed to ESPN Classic produced using a DiGiCo SD9 digital audio mixing console. The audio for ESPN Classic’s telecast – including...
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February 2015
The end of January saw Chromasound, DiGiCo’s Hungarian distributor, invited to demonstrate the advantages of DiGiCo consoles at the MPRT – the Hungarian Professional Technical Event Company. Founded at the beginning of 2014 and based in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, the MPRT was set up to help train and educate those working in the theatre, cinema,...
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February 2015
Two days in mid-November saw a unique festival dedicated to stringed instruments take place in New Delhi, India. Featuring acclaimed string musicians from around the world, a DiGiCo SD8 was on hand to tame the dynamics of a wide array of instruments. The festival was founded and is organised by leading Indian violinist Sharat Chandra Shrivastava of world fusion band...
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February 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 2015 -- The 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. has installed a DiGiCo SD8 digital mixing console with an SD Rack, together with a Waves SoundGrid Server and SG Essential plug-in bundle at front of house, all purchased through Washington Professional Systems in Wheaton, MD. The 1,200-capacity live music venue, which moved to its present location...
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January 2015
ISE 2015 will see DiGiCo consoles connected across multiple booths via a DiGiCo-Optocore/Broaman network, demonstrating the system’s suitability for transporting a number of different signal protocols to multiple locations. “This year, we will be showing a DiGiCo SD7, SD10, SD5, SD9 and SD11, which will connect to a number of different locations,”...
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January 2015
NASHVILLE - January 2015 -- After more than a dozen years in retirement, Garth Brooks has returned to the road with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, for an absolutely massive global tour that has already sold over one million tickets. The trek, in support of Man Against Machine – Brooks’ first new studio album in 13 years – formally kicked off with 10...
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January 2015
Nestling in the City of London is the largest performing arts centre in Europe; the Barbican Centre. It plays host to music from classical to contemporary, theatre, film and art exhibitions, as well as housing a library, three restaurants and a little known, but spectacular conservatory.  Last year saw Autograph Sales and Installations deliver two DiGiCo mixing...
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January 2015
As one of the most popular singers in Turkey, Tarkan has been nicknamed the country’s ‘Prince of Pop’ by the Turkish media, regularly selling out shows at the country’s major venues. September saw him play nine consecutive shows at the 4000-capacity Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, with a DiGiCo SD5 specially purchased by production company...
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January 2015
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - January 2015 - Central Church of Charlotte, NC is one of the latest Houses of Worship to become a “House of DiGiCo,” as its media director testifies that services have never felt so inspirational, easy and intuitive to mix since installing its first SD5 console in the church’s main sanctuary a year ago. In addition, new...
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