Situated in the heart of the Norwegian town of Ski to the southeast of Oslo, the RÃ¥dhusteatret theater recently upgraded its sound system with a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console. With two stages--respectively catering for 365, and between 60 and 100 people--it is used for local as well as touring productions.
The theatre boasts a broad spectrum of performance, ranging from theatrical productions, musicals, choir, ballet, jazz and rock concerts, conferences, and even the occasional heavy metal band.
â€œWhile this broad range of productions is interesting to work with it requires a flexible equipment set up,â€? says technical director Hans Erikstad. â€œThe advantages of a digital mixing console became increasingly clear in recent years so we searched for the ideal solution.â€?
Several options were evaluated in the decision process, but the technical team kept coming back to Soundcraft Vi series digital mixers. The theatreâ€™s sound engineer,
Fredrik Pagander, explains: â€œWe previously used a Soundcraft MH3 console, which we were very happy with--and we definitely wanted a similar work surface with the digital board.
â€œSound quality was another main factor in the decision process--and we found both requirements more than adequately fulfilled with the Vi6. I must say that I have been very impressed with the sound quality right from the start, and it feels a very natural desk to work with.â€?
As a creative process, he says, mixing should be supported by an intuitive user interface, and the Vistonics II system also handsomely fulfills that remit.
The Soundcraft Vi6 was supplied by Oslo-based LydRommet AS, Harmanâ€™s distributor in the territory.