Entec Sound and Light has taken DiGiCo’s new SD7 Quantum 7 on its first UK outing to the Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall.
Entec’s head of sound, Jonny Clark, said of purchasing the new SD7 Quantum 7: “We’d had a request from a monitor engineer who was running out of input and outputs. We always strive to do our best for our clients and, whilst our reputation has been built on the service we provide, equipment is also important and if something specific is needed, then we will make the investment. DiGiCo is at the top of most people’s console list, so purchasing the SD7 Quantum 7 during our investment cycle made sense.”
Clark continued: “I’d been spreading the word about the Quantum engine. There’s been a bit of a myth about what it can and can’t do, so I invited engineers to come and have a play.”
Part of the reason Entec made the decision to use the new console on Teenage Cancer Trust was to give visiting engineers the chance to experience the new features of the Quantum 7 engine.
Bertie Hunter, Entec’s FOH tech for Teenage Cancer Trust, commented: “It was fast and stable with no issues. We had lots of old show files come in that went straight onto the desk without a problem. We ran everything AES and had a number of other desks coming in too (that ran in to an SD11 which served as a matrix console) and everything was stable. Not only does it sound great, but everyone found it easy to use. We had one engineer that wasn’t used to using an SD7. He spent just four or five minutes on it and was already pretty happy. That’s a testament to how quick DiGiCo consoles are to get around.”
Entec now has a console inventory that includes S21, SD11, SD10, SD12, SD7 and a pair of SD7 Quantum 7s.
“The sheer processing power and the dual engines are a big draw for the SD7 Quantum 7,” said Clark. “And the nodal feature, which allows you to tailor things exactly to your own requirements, will be a big help and something that I know both artists and engineers will like.
“Our console combination gives us an incredible amount of flexibility as a rental company, and the addition of the SD7 Quantum 7 means we can handle absolutely any size of show. We’ve already got enquiries for it during the summer and we’re looking forward to really putting it through its paces.”