DiGiCo and Coda at Thy Rock festival

A Coda Audio Airline LA12 PA system and multiple DiGiCo consoles featured at this year’s Danish music festival Thy Rock, held in Thisted, north-west Denmark, at the end of June.
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A Coda Audio PA system and multiple DiGiCo consoles featured at this year’s Thy Rock festival held in Thisted, north-west Denmark, at the end of June.
Audio equipment for the Danish music festival was supplied by DPA SoundCo and included a main Coda Audio Airline LA12 line array system: 28 LA12 three-way high output line array modules, four G712-96 three-way front fills, 16 SCP sensor controlled subs and eight RC Racks amp racks with Coda processors. A DiGiCo D5T was available as the festival’s house console, though many of the high profile acts brought their own. Five SD8s, two SD7s, an SD9 and two SD11i’s were used over the course of the two-days. Kim Johansen (pictured) mixed FOH for Saturday’s opening act, DJ Kato and headliners Aqua (infamous for their 1997 pan-European hit Barbie Girl). “The experience of the visiting engineers, including me, was that the system performed very well,” he said. “It is for sure one of the best rigs in the Danish festival scene at the moment. It’s very easy to mix on and sounds great. A regular DiGiCo user, Kim used an SD11i for Kato and an SD7 with Waves Soundgrid for Aqua. “In my opinion, DiGiCo consoles offer the best feature set on the market,” he continued. “With the SD11, I get a very compact surface without having to compromise the audio quality, unlike with other small surfaces. I use the dynamic EQ and three-band compressors a lot and the SD11 includes features like this, despite its size. When you can lay out the console as you want, the small surface suddenly feels big. For an act like Kato it was the obvious choice for both FOH and monitors. www.digico.org

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