New York (September 29, 2006)–Unit 4, a specialist outside broadcast truck built around a DiGiCo D5 Live console by Belgian company DB Videoproductions, recently provided a live-to-air audio mix for Flemish radio station Q-Music’s promotional tour. Taking place in mid-August, the tour hit five Belgian cities in five days, featuring performances by Level 42, Sister Sledge, ABC and Udo.
DB Videoproductions unit manager (Audio) Ivan Mangelschots at the DiGiCo DDB Videoproductions and Unit 4 were brought in to provide a live mix for the live radio transmission, as well as making a multitrack recording. The show’s live audio production had another pair of DiGiCo D5s on FOH and monitors, supplied by hire company Soundfield, with two stage racks and three local racks. Fiber optic multicores were used for the PA and monitors, with a MADI link for the Unit 4 console.
“It was a pleasure to mix on this tour,” said DB Videoproductions unit manager (Audio) Ivan Mangelschots, who was also acting as principal sound engineer on the Unit 4 truck. “Especially so because our D5 connected without a problem to the D5s on the main production. We only needed to make two MADI and sync connections from their stage racks and we were ready to sound check. Within 30 minutes of arriving on site, we were ready for the show.”