The Netherlands (October 7, 2015)–Stagelight, a successful Dutch hire and events production company, recently purchased four SSL Live consoles—three SSL Live L500 consoles and one SSL Live L300 console—for music and corporate work.
Robert de Lorijn is senior project manager audio, and manager technical operations for Stagelight. He is also the FOH Engineer for Matt Simons—a US artist who has found a large following in The Netherlands and who provided the first opportunity for De Lorijn to use the L500 on a big stage. In a single weekend, Simons played the Brussels Summer Festival (Belgium) and the Strandfestival Zand (Netherlands) to a total of 35,000 people.
"We had already done rehearsals and pre-programming with the console, but of course it's always a different thing when the audience is there," reports De Lorijn. "You get the chance to compare your sound with the other bands, compare it to the sound you are used to on another console, and you get to see the reactions of the other engineers. The SSL made a big impression."
Two of the Stagelight L500s are going out on a long tour with the Dutch Royal Airforce Orchestra (Orkest Koninklijke Luchtmacht). The other two consoles, an L500 and an L300, have immediately become part of Stagelight's primary hire stock - and Stagelight is already busy training freelance engineers.
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