Andreas Ivansics (left), Joerg HumerBaden, Austria (June 1, 2010)–Located in the Austrian spa town of Baden, the Buehne Baden Theatre recently installed a DiGiCo SD7T console.
“We specified the SD7T for its flexibility and good sound, while the enormously powerful cue list, combined with the aliases, is just what we need for theater productions and musicals,” says Joerg Humer, one of the theater’s two chief sound engineers.
“We needed a powerful desk with a small footprint, and SD7T proved to be just the right tool,” adds Humer’s fellow engineer, Andreas Ivancsics. “Compared to other consoles, you get a lot more for your money with the SD7T. In fact, for me no other product offers comparable processing power, channel and auxiliary count. “The fact that you have no external DSP racks, but get double power supplies, double DSPs and double computers inside a console just 1.5m wide speaks for itself.”
Supplied by DiGiCo’s Austrian distributor, TON Eichinger Professional Sound Systems, it was a straightforward matter to configure the console with the theater’s existing PA, all speakers being run via the SD7’s onboard matrix. “Never before have we had a delay on every matrix nodal point,” Humer adds. “Now speaker setup is much quicker, while we can be more creative. Indeed, we have found that we can achieve better sound using less EQ than with our previous analog desk. We even have a session report onboard, which can be e-mailed or printed.”
The SD7T’s ease of use meant that it only took a few hours of training from TON Eichinger’s Othmar Eichinger before Humer and Ivancsics got straight to work on a show. “It’s the ideal solution for the huge variety of productions we stage,” Ivancsics concludes.