Gert Sanner (left) and Don Airey at the Harman stand at Prolight & Sound with a Soundcraft Si Compact 16 digital console.New York, NY (April 13, 2011)--A Soundcraft Si Compact 16 digital console will be used as part of Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey’s rig on the band’s upcoming tours.
"As we have been using a Soundcraft Vi6 for Deep Purple concerts with tremendous results, the Si Compact 16 for Don's keyboard setup gives us compatibility across the system," said Gert Sanner, front of house engineer for Deep Purple. "I'm looking forward to another successful tour season with Soundcraft.
The Si Compact range provides up to 40 inputs to mix in 3 frame sizes. Motorized faders with Soundcraft FaderGlow operate on two layers, and provide a full encoder set for all the functions on a channel, from input gain through EQ and dynamics to bus controls. "
Airey and Sanner will be utilizing Si Compact 16 consoles for Airey's keyboard rig--one each for Deep Purple's upcoming Europe and US tours. An Si Compact 16 will first be put to work on Airey's own solo tour in Europe beginning in late April.