London, UK (November 22, 2011)—The Soho Theatre recently upgraded its audio facilities with the installation of a Harman Soundcraft Vi1 digital live sound console.
Paolo Melis, Soho Theatre technician, noted, “The large number of inputs and outputs on the desk has made it much easier to mix big projects. The Vistonics II illuminated color touchscreen interface is straightforward and simple to use, which is a big advantage when mixing a show and you need to have everything readily at hand in an instant.”
The Vi1 offers features that are specifically designed for live sound use. “As a theatre technician, the Snapshot feature that lets you quickly create cue lists is the one I enjoy the most,” Melis noted. “It allows you to take instant ‘snapshots’ of all the console settings and compile cue lists for later recall just by pressing a single button. This one function alone is a tremendous time saver.
“We are also pleased by the high quality of the console’s built-in Lexicon effects. They are much better than the effects that were available in our previous desk.”