London-based sales and hire company RSH Audio has added the CADAC CDC four digital and CADAC LIVE1 analogue consoles to its hire stock.
Director and systems engineer Joe Haycocks, says: “The superior sound quality of the desk becomes all the more apparent with larger, especially bass heavy sound systems; lo-end being an area I feel a number of other digital consoles have particularly fallen down on.”
“Compression on the outputs is also extremely smooth, which provides nice, gentle limiting; the overall sound is warm and extremely ‘analogue’, and it’s also a piece of cake to use.”
In February, RSH used the CDC four with a Funktion-One rig for Maceo Plax at Factory 7, in London’s Shoreditch district. The system comprised of four Resolution 4 systems over F218mkII stacks, with flown F101 fills for additional coverage.
“The open plan layout makes it a challenging venue for sound,” explains Haycocks. “The extremely musical EQ on the desk really helped tame problem frequencies without compromising the overall sound quality.”
The CDC four was also used over the Easter weekend with Funktion-One at North West London’s Loft Studios with Greg Wilson and Kenny Carpenter. Haycocks deployed the CDC four as a sub-mixer for the two DJ setups.
“With the extra control I had with the desk over the system configuration, it was a far superior result to any other system I’ve heard in that room. In addition, the CADAC helps put something back into the sound of modern digital DJ mixers.”