London (June 6, 2007)–Digital mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo and Nexo UK distributor Fuzion plc pooled their resources recently to put on a demonstration of both DiGiCo consoles and the new Nexo Geo D10 array at London’s Hippodrome in Leicester Square. The event provided live hands-on experience and training on DiGiCo’s D5 and D1 digital consoles, sending multitrack mixes to Nexo’s new Geo D10 tangential array, which was flown in the venue.
Nexo and DiGiCo recently teamed up for a demo day at London’s Hippodrome.Paul Ward of Fuzion, co-host of the event, remarked, “Our objective was to create interest in the new Geo D system among touring professionals. We wanted to communicate directly with Nexo’s potential end-users, hence the choice of an easy-to-get-to central London venue and a very relaxed format that allowed the system to be demonstrated as it would be used in a real situation. Nearly 40 front-of-house engineers came through the doors, and I think their experience of the system, plus the chance to talk directly with us and with Nexo people like Denis Baudier (MD) and François Deffarges (Head of R&D), will have positively enhanced their perception of the Nexo brand. From Fuzion’s point of view, it was a very encouraging event, and we will certainly repeat the formula in the future.”
One of the visitors was front-of-house engineer Liam Halpin, currently sitting with Snake at FOH for Snow Patrol. “I grew up using Nexo’s PS10 and PS15 cabinets, and I’ve had some experience of Geo T in festival situations,” he said. “The Hippodrome demo provided a good opportunity to listen to Nexo’s new gear in a controlled environment and my first impressions were really quite favourable. It’s well thought-out, and it looks as though it has a nicely designed rigging system. People always doubt whether you can really get the low-mids out of a small box like this one, but Geo D definitely seemed to hold its own in this regard. This system could bring a lot of new users to Nexo.”
Richard Rogers and Chris Jordan, operations director and head of theatre audio respectively at Blitz Communications took full advantage of the opportunity to take a closer look at DiGiCo’s consoles.
Talking to DiGiCo’s marketing director, David Webster, Jordan commented: “We’ve found this very useful. Our compliments on your presentation of the D1. I sat in front of the D5T for the week we had it in our warehouse at the beginning of the year and poked at it, but there’s a whole layer of other things it does that I never got to, so this has been very useful. And the nice thing about the D1, that I hadn’t realized, is that it’s actually the same thing as the D5. There’s complete compatibility between the two, unlike the ‘crippling process’, as I call it, that some other manufacturers have as you move down a range.”