London, UK (July 31, 2015)—The annual London FolkFest was heard once again this year via Soundcraft FOH consoles at The Bedford, South London.
The Bedford used two Si Performer 3 mixing consoles for the FOH positions of the Theatre Main Stage and the Ballroom Band Stage. A third and smaller stage, known as the Tavistock Stage, featured smaller acoustic acts. For this 80-capacity room, a Soundcraft Ui 16 was used for remote mixing via a tablet.
Managing to squeeze 50 artists across four days on three different stages, The Bedford’s Head of Production Phil Davidson said, “The Si Performer is such a great desk for us, because all the engineers can quickly configure it to work the way they prefer to mix. It’s so intuitive to use that we can jump instantly from delicate solo performers to thundering folk ensembles with minimal changeover times whilst maintaining the sonic quality that we have such a reputation for.”
Festival Director Tony Moore noted, “The small room has always been a challenge for us, because going with a traditional mix position would reduce capacity. It was so exciting to create a space where you couldn’t even see the engineer most of the time because he was able to mingle within the crowd, choosing different listening positions for fine-tuning the FOH sound.”