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ESP Adds Soundcraft

Eastern Stage Productions (ESP; Edgewood, N.Y.), a full-service sound rental company serving the tri-state region around New York City, recently added a Soundcraft Vi6 to its inventory.
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Eastern Stage Productions (ESP; Edgewood, N.Y.), a full-service sound rental company serving the tri-state region around New York City, recently added a Soundcraft Vi6 to its inventory. According to director of operations Glenn Davis, "The Vi6 feels like an analog desk but lets you take advantage of the assignability and reset flexibility of a digital design, with all of the extra abilities to route signals in so many different directions with so many options. We are very happy with the purchase.”

Glenn Davis and Will Reid with ESP’s Soundcraft Vi6 at a recent Presidential visit to Harlem Village Academy Charter School

ESP first used the Vi6 to provide live sound coverage, with a White House technical crew, at the President’s visit to a Harlem charter school in late-April and the President’s address on his “No Child Left Behind” educational program. “The Harlem event went off flawlessly, just like a show we did earlier this year at Roseland Ballroom using a prototype Vi6,” says Davis. “We had plenty of inputs available to handle podium mic, stage mics, CD playback and a host of other sources. The output matrix is very flexible and we were able to quickly develop a number of dedicated zone feeds.”

ESP also brought the board out to handle the U.S. Military Academy’s graduation ceremonies in late-May at West Point’s Michie Stadium. “It will now be used at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay for the Long Island Summer Festival concert season, as well as other high-profile events during the summer,” Davis states. “The concerts feature Peter Frampton, Randy Newman, They Might Be Giants, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Martin Sexton, Aimee Mann, Dave Brubeck, Linda Ronstadt, Indigo Girls, Rosanne Cash and others, the majority of whose performances will be mixed on our new Soundcraft Vi6.”

For more information on the Soundcraft board, visit www.soundcraft.com. For more information on ESP, visit www.espnewyork.com.