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DiGiCo Backs The Bard

The Royal Shakespeare Company recently bought a second DiGiCo console.

Stratford upon Avon, UK (March 12, 2012)—The Royal Shakespeare Company recently bought a second DiGiCo console.

The DiGiCo SD7 console that was installed in the refurbished Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, in 2011 has proved itself, and as such, when the Company needed an additional mixer for its touring shows and West End transfers, the company went with an SD9.

“We have a long relationship with DiGiCo and needed a console to transfer shows that currently exist on an SD7, but would be playing in smaller venues,” says Jeremy Dunn, head of sound at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. “We looked at all the usual comparable desks, but the audio team were very keen to stick with DiGiCo software and their way of working.”

“One of the great features is the MADI I/O; This means we can connect a laptop directly to the SD9, via an RME MADI card, to run all our sound effects using one cable,” he says. “The I/O at the back of the desk is great for the limited amount of radio mics we use and the remote rack will sit between the band and the amp racks.”

The SD9’s first use will be on a tour of The Taming of the Shrew, currently on the road, before Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing at London’s Noel Coward Theatre in the summer and working with an SD7 (supplied by Autograph) at the RSC’s 2012 Roundhouse Season.