Engineer Fali Damania with a
Soundcraft Vi6 at the Volkswagen
factory launch in Chakan, India.
Chakan, India (June 8, 2009)–Volkswagen recently opened a new factory in Chakan, India; audio provider Sound.com used a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console to mix the high-profile event.
Sound.com managing director, Warren D’souza, noted, “Many managers pitched for this project and the entire industry was anxious to see how well this event would be executed. The production of the show needed to be flawless, which is why we selected the Soundcraft Vi6.”
The sound installation for the Volkswagen launch was completed four days before the event, allowing Damania to familiarize himself with the Vi6 and its features and components. “This was actually my first time working on this console so I was initially nervous going into the gig, but to be honest, the console is laid out so intuitively that I mastered the console after only a few hours,” commented Damania.
The Soundcraft Vi6 supported the sound system used for the executive presentations during the factory launch and also mixed the post-ceremony events in Chakan. The Vi6 allowed the engineer to pair channels vertically and horizontally, as well as quickly assign and distribute inputs and outputs, which enabled Damania to engineer the show.
“The opportunities are endless with the Soundcraft Vi6 and I absolutely love the bank of eight faders to the right of the Master section,” added Damania. “I used those eight faders and vertically paired them to the same 8 faders in the next bank and used them for all media playback, which was a tremendous advantage. I was also able to speak directly to the PA system with Preset 2, talk to the stage monitors with Preset 3 and talk to various zones in the arena by simply toggling whichever zone I wanted to speak to,” concluded Damania.
The Volkswagen factory in Chakan, located 100 miles southeast of Mumbai, will increase employment by 2,500 employees and will also produce 110,000 vehicles annually for the thriving Indian market.