Edgewood, NY (July 1, 2005)–RSA Audio Services recently purchased a pair of 48-mono-/four-stereo-channel Soundcraft MH3 desks. According to Leon Esker, RSA founder and president, the two MH3s are the first in what will eventually be a half-dozen identical consoles purchased to replace aging desks from several other manufacturers.
“We’ve chosen to standardize on the second largest configuration of the MH3 because it basically offers everything we need in a board of that size–VCAs, muting capabilities, user-friendliness, client acceptability, and an economical price tag,” said Esker. “Also, the fact that these boards can do monitors and house sound equally well is a big plus, inventory-wise.
Among the new MH3s shows so far have been Supper Club gigs for Faith Evans. Psychedelic Furs, Bright Eyes and Jet, Town Hall performances by Marianne Faithful and Blind Boys of Alabama, Keith Sweat and Atlantic Star at the Beacon Theatre, and miscellaneous shows by Jefferson Starship, Fountains of Wayne, Guided by Voices and many others.
A short list of RSA’s regular clients include the Hammerstein Ballroom, Roseland Ballroom, Beacon Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Continental Airlines Arena, Nassau Coliseum, and a variety of sheds and theaters booked by Clear Channel.