Japan (January 12, 2004)–TryAudio’s Masaaki Azuma has recently taken delivery of a DiGiCo D5 Live 56EX for his live operations in Japan. TryAudio provides services to major Japanese tours and festivals, and to major artists from overseas such as Jamiroquai, Fat Boy Slim, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Oasis amongst others.
“I knew of the D5’s existence from my overseas friends in the PA business and first saw the D5 at the Frankfurt Musik Messe,” said Azuma. “At that time, I was given a 15 minute ‘how to use’ explanation and was surprised that the D5 not only has a method of operation like an analogue mixing console, but is also very easy to set up. The D5 56EX version has many functions and doesn’t take up a large amount of space at the mix position.
“I took a big risk with the D5, because we are the first user in Japan. But it has many advantages such as fantastic sound quality, clear sound image, easy operation and a variety of dynamics that analogue consoles do not have, and this made it an easy choice,” continued Azuma. “After extensively using the D5 in many applications, I feel it is the number one digital mixing system. Its’ many mechanical, electronic and software features place it way ahead of anything else available today.”
TryAudio also took delivery of a DiGiTracs hard disk multitrack recorder to develop a new market for live concert recording in Japan. “Not only does it make recording 56 tracks of live material easy and convenient by way of two BNC MADI cables,” added Azuma, “but, it also provides additional, and invaluable, audio reference points during system set up and sound check.”