HOLLAND: Rent-All is using DiGiCo SD8 and SD7 consoles at FOH and monitors, respectively, on Guus Meeuwis's current tour, reports PSN-e. The tour of theatre-sized venues across Holland is being undertaken in support of the singer's NW8 album, which was recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios.
The SD consoles were sold to Rent-All by TM Audio, whose Jaap Pronk noted that the Meeuwis crew used to be analogue loyalists. The conversion of FOH engineer John van Heertum and monitor man Michiel Lukassen to digital was a result of their positive experience with DiGiCo desks during Meeuwis's recent stadium concerts.
"They found that the SD7 is the only digital desk which can easily handle 96+ inputs and still be pleasant to mix on, and [they] were also very happy with the new Overdrive software option on the SD8 at FOH," said Pronk. "The Dynamic EQs and multiband dynamics are very useful, combined with the eight floating point FX that were previously only found in the SD7."
Rent-All owner Theo van Workum (pictured here with DiGiCo MD James Gordon and Pronk) commented: "We have one of Europe's largest L-Acoustics stocks and a warehouse full of modern lighting equipment. With the DiGiCo SD consoles we are now also leading the field in the digital domain."
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