CZECH REPUBLIC: Lucerna Music Bar in Prague has replaced its old analogue console with a DiGiCo SD8 digital desk, reports PSN-e. The purchase comes two years after the venue opted to upgrade its sound reinforcement set-up by installing a new L-Acoustics loudspeaker system.
In response to the growing need for a high-specification digital console, Lucerna’s chief sound engineer, Petr Pelisek, opted to invest in a DiGiCo SD8 from the manufacturer’s Czech distributor, PRO MUSIC.
In addition to offering flexibility and intuitive operation, the new console has also dramatically reduced the venue’s expenditure on hiring in equipment.
According to Pelisek (pictured here, left, with engineers Petr Janecek, Martin Volsicky and Jirka ‘Plech’ Novotny, and PRO MUSIC’s Evzen Zomer (second from right)), “within the first month of the installation, more than a handful of foreign bands have been here, including Richard Bona and Front 242, and none of their sound engineers had problems with the SD8. In fact, the opposite is true. They were really interested in the console’s feature set and what new options are available.”
A total of seven SD8s have now been sold in the Czech Republic.
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