Olympia, WA (December 16, 2003)–The Gospel Outreach in Olympia has recently taken delivery of a 48-channel Aztec console, to be used as part of an education program at the organization’s Washington-based Christian school. The desk was supplied by Audient’s US distributor ATI Group, Maryland.
In choosing the console, audio director Glenn Martucci had to take into account several important issues. “We teach kids from first grade onwards on the desk, so it had to be simple and intuitive to operate,” Martucci noted. “We needed a front-of-house console for mixing church services, school assemblies, choir recordings and video shoots, so we were looking for a desk that could handle recording at the same time as doing a live mix.”
As for the competition, Martucci shared, “There were two or three other digital desks in our price range, but we didn’t want the complexity of doing a digital mix on the fly. The comparable analog desks had layers of complexity that weren’t necessary, making the Aztec really the only choice.”
Martucci added, “We definitely liked the sound of the British console; it produced a very warm clean sound.” Both Martucci and his assistant Daniel Scamman were particularly fond of Aztec’s “musical EQ” and the “direct record out,” which allow them to easily record shows they are producing.