St. Louis, MO (July 21, 2014)—Bob Walter, owner of the small production company Strictly Audio STL, employed a Harman Soundcraft Si Expression 2 console to help mix some his area’s festivals.
Walter had temporarily installed an Si Expression 3 at the local Atomic Cowboy nightclub, and based on that experience, decided to purchase the Si Expression 2 for his company’s festival gigs.
“I was pleased with the performance and audio fidelity of the Si Expression 3, which were my main reasons for purchasing a Si Expression 2,” Walther added. “The lower channel count of the Si Expression 2 is more than sufficient for most of our local festivals and events, whereas the Si Expression 3 is used for regional touring groups, when not in use at the Atomic Cowboy.”
“This console translates so well from the analog world, because it is designed in a very logical fashion,” Walther said. “With some digital mixers out there, I almost feel like I’m translating a foreign language when attempting a live mix. With the Si Expression, I don’t even have to look at my hands, thanks to FaderGlow and the intuitive layout. Also, the onboard effects and compressors eliminated the need for a 4-foot-tall effects rack, which saved me a lot of room in the truck.”
Walther has recently used the Si Expression 2 in events such as the annual Crawfish Boil in downtown, where Cajun food is accompanied by a healthy dose of local musical acts. The Si Expression 3 temporarily installed in the nightclub will enjoy more spectacles such as the upcoming Mound City Music Fest over the weekend.