Barry, Shaggy’s FOH engineer, at the PreSonus StudioLive console provided for CarniRiv.
Lagos, Nigeria (May 28, 2013)—The fifth-annual Port Harcourt Carnival, also known as CarniRiv, featured more than 40 regional and international artists including Shaggy, Morgan Heritage, 2face, Timaya, Duncan Mighty and others during its six-day run at the 25,000-seat Elekahia Liberation Stadium. Providing sound and lighting for all those acts was Paragonis Multimedia Productions.
Paragonis founder and president Kunle Akintayo noted that the company fielded some of its PreSonus StudioLive consoles for the event: “We had originally purchased it as an alternative to lugging around our larger live consoles and all the outboard processors, and the plan was to use it for a while and move on to something more elaborate.
“But we have been so pleasantly surprised with all the StudioLive’s cool features, and since then we’ve purchased more than ten of them for our company and for installations in nightclubs and other venues. So many times, I have been giving a quick crash course to an engineer for some foreign band, and in less than ten minutes I hear ‘I’ve got it.’ It’s just such an easy and intuitive workflow.”