New York, NY (January 7, 2014)—Wrapping up a 20-date tour through the UK and Ireland, pop singer Jessie J relied on the efforts of her monitor engineer, Andy ‘Baggy’ Robinson and his DiGiCo SD5 console.
“I’ve mixed in my usual style of using a DiGiCo console; making it work for its money,” smiles Baggy, who has to look after a four-piece band and three backing vocalists, as well as Jessie herself. “I doubled up on quite a lot of channels for Jessie, so I was using all but six of the faders.”
As well as monitoring, Baggy also had a comprehensive talkback system set up. This allowed him and the band members to all talk to each other during the show without distracting the leading lady, and he could also talk directly to Jessie when required.
“The fact that I can sit down and still reach all the controls, including the macro buttons, is great,” he says. “I use those a lot and having them in blocks of 10 is another thing that makes the SD5 really straightforward to use.”