(l-r): Miguel Guerra, Oscar Senties of Speed Audio
Mexico (August 24, 2011)–Mexican audio rental company, Speed Audio, has been putting its DiGiCo SD8 console through the paces.
Since buying the desk in 2009, it has been used by high profile artists, including Spanish singer songwriter Shaila Dúrcal, Israel’s Shiri Maimon, Mexico’s Kalimba, composer Carlos Cuevas, Pepe Aguilar, Susana Zavaleta, Pablo Montero, Argentine Queen tribute band, for two consecutive years with Mexican Christian community Mega Frater, as well as on a host of corporate events.
“It is an exceptional console and unique in the live sound arena,” states Guerra. “The more we get to know the SD8, the more it fascinates us. It’s really easy to use and has a lot of shortcuts that are a great help and give you the time to get the best out of the console. The ability to work offline is also very helpful.”
The most recent outing for Speed Audio’s SD8 was for Mexican artist Pepe Aguilar, in Mexico City’s National Auditorium, where Juan Gabriel Fernandez utilized it for monitor duties, handling a total of 56 inputs and making use of facilities such as snapshots, multiband compression and the SD8’s onboard FX.
“We’re anticipating that DiGiCo consoles will become known here on a national level,” conclude Fernandez and Guerra. “We’re very much looking forward to the day when we see them specified on riders as the engineers’ first choice.”