When local Virginia singer/songwriter Pat McGee contracted Steve Payne and Soundworks for â€œDown the Hatch,â€? a special concert/party in the Regatta Ball-room of the Loweâ€™s Annapolis Hotel, he was hoping to get their large APB-DynaSonics Spectra-TI console.
Unfortunately, McGee didnâ€™t have the budget for APBâ€™s big board, a Soundworks favorite that â€œeveryone loves because it sounds so good, is so intuitive and easy to use.â€?
Luckily, Payne also has a pair of APB ProDesks; the Spectraâ€™s â€œbaby brotherâ€? which has the â€œsame wonderful correlation between what you hear and the tac-tile feel of the board. Like the Spectra, when you reach out and turn a knob, you hear the results instantly.â€?
ProDesk also made sense from a cost standpoint, as Steve explains: â€œIt repre-sents less of a capital investment than the Spectra plus I donâ€™t have to charge as much to make my money back. The ProDesk
lets me provide the client with the same quality that I do with a large console, but in a smaller, more cost-efficient package.
Asked about how the show with McGee and his 5-piece band turned out, Payne enthuses, â€œIt went fantastic. I was the system tech and Pat had his own engi-neer, Paul Self. Paul had used the Spectra before and absolutely loved it. As it turned out, he ended up loving the ProDesk just as much.â€?
With a setup that included Turbosound Aspect speakers and Lab Gruppen amps, Soundworks used â€œProDesk for FOH and Monitors on each end of the snake. Bryan Hargrave, Patâ€™s monitor engineer, loved it too. Itâ€™s no exaggera-tion to say how much people love and appreciate these desks.â€?
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