Los Angeles, CA (October 30, 2017)—America’s Got Talent implemented two DiGiCo SD12 consoles, at front-of-house and for monitors, for the reality show’s latest season.
“The audition and elimination round shows are smaller—maybe 50 inputs each—but they’re important for setting the stage for the big live shows,” Jeff Peterson, project manager on America’s Got Talent for ATK Audiotek, said of the two SD12 consoles, which shared a single SD-Rack during the preliminary performance shows. “The SD12 was the perfect choice for these events. Its small size means it can work in virtually any size venue, but we’re not sacrificing anything in the way of sound quality or operational performance.”
Recordings of the auditions and elimination rounds of the show, which preceded the finals that were broadcast live starting in August, took place sequentially at the Pasadena Civic Center and the Universal Pictures lot in Los Angeles, respectively.
Jason Batuyong, who mixed monitors for the show, says the two SD12 desks were a good fit for the venues. “The form factor was absolutely key for that,” he said. “We knew we weren’t going to need a lot of channels for these events. But what we did appreciate was the SD-Series’ performance and features, which were a huge step up from what we’ve used in the past on the show.”
When the show moved to the finals, which were broadcast live, they were able to transition from the SD12 worksurface to the DiGiCo SD10 consoles.