Montreux, Switzerland (June 30, 2009)–DiGiCo has become a sponsor of the Montreux Jazz Festival, which reportedly came about as a result of festival founder Claude Nobs’ interest in new technologies.
“We are up in the mountains, up with the cows and up in the sky,” says Claude. “But for me, it is so important that the Festival remains leading edge, that we adopt new technologies that bring improvements to the audience’s experience. The introduction of FPGA design and the benefits for the engineers are quite impressive. DiGiCo are frontrunners in this change in audio processing and it is a great result for the Festival that DiGiCo has chosen to become part of the sponsorship program.”
Patrick Vogelsang, head of audio for the Festival, commented, “It’s refreshing to me that the company is so in tune with the industry and the engineers’ needs. When we saw the SD7 and SD8 with the FPGA design, it was clear that for once we had a platform that would exceed our requirements at the Festival. We were up and mixing on the demo console in 15 minutes–and for a festival the shortest learning curve is crucial. We then asked a lot of questions as to how flexible the system could be and both consoles remove a lot of the work we had to put in place in the past.”
“I’m excited about the Festival this year as we have an amazing line up and I’m looking forward to experiencing the DiGiCo difference over the Festival,” Nobs concludes. “I’d like to thank the Festival audio team and DiGiCo for making it happen.”