The aim of the Capellia Cultural Centre is to enable the town of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre to work every day to promote artistic and cultural education for all, allowing people of all generations to take, renew and revive their talents in harmony with each other.
To achieve this, the Cultural Centreâ€™s entertainments team creates demanding programmes and spectacles in a number of disciplines â€” song, dance, circus, choreography, comedy, music and theatre (including for young audiences).
â€œWith such a wide range of events, we needed a digital console that could be easily and quickly adapted to a number of configurations, and at the same time be able to offer a high level of audio quality,â€? explains Yann Vaslin, technical director of Capellia. â€œAt the same time it needed to offer a fast and intuitive experience for the sound engineer.â€?
â€œWhen I discovered the Soundcraft console I immediately saw
all these unparalleled advantages afforded by its incomparable ergonomics â€¦ such as display parameters in either Global or Channel mode, allowing access to all the section parameters horizontally, without needing to refer to a central screen.”
Thanks to the spectacular encoder and OLED displays, the Soundcraft Si3 offers unparalleled comfort and ease of use. By integrating all the processing electronics and I/Oâ€™s in a single frame, it simply replaces any standard analogue console without necessitating any modifications in the cabling and installation.
â€œOf course, sound quality was our more important selection criterion,â€? Yann Vaslin continued. â€œWith the Si3, Soundcraft has remained faithful to its reputation by providing a high quality analogue interface, complemented by internal processing â€” BSS graphic EQâ€™s and Lexicon FX processors. This means that without having to find additional budget, we can make the necessary dynamic corrections and achieve even better technical and more creative results.â€?
The Soundcraft SI3 was installed by the company DBAM which also has a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console in its rental fleet.
For more information on DBAM, please visit www.dbam.fr
For more information on the Capellia Cultural Centre, please visit www.capellia.fr