Eva De Roovere mixed by the RED SNAPPER
During the theatre tour of Eva De Roovere in BeNeLux, Tim Lenssens has chosen for a DiGiCo SD9. Stage Unit, rental company with several Digico consoles, provides the SD9.
Tim Lenssens, FOH engineer of Eva De Roovere says: "I have seen many digital desks the last few years. I was searching especially for a good sounding console. The user interface was less important for me. After al you have to find your own way of configuring the console. I've tested the Digico SD9 and I was fully convinced of the sound quality."
"After a few weeks working on it, I could adapt the surface of the SD9 totally to my habits of mixing" says Tim Lenssens. " I'm mixing front of house and monitors at the same time. I have one layer FOH and a 2nd layer for monitors. With other digital desks it was very hard to optimize the sound of the monitors. With the SD9 it is a lot easier to get a better sound, which makes the artists happier. "
Tim Lenssens continuous:"I also used the internal effects of Digico and I have to say they are really good. For the delay I programmed a macro as tap delay. Next to this, I still use some outboard gear. Outboard effects are Bricasti M7 and The Memoryman Hazarai from Electro Harmonix. I still like the feeling of the hardware knobs."
The Digico SD9 is connected to a D-Rack with a 32in/16out configuration. "I clock the SD9 on a central high-end clock (Crane Song Hedd). The output of the console goes digitally via the AES/EBU port to a AD/DA convertor (Crane Song Hedd, with some emulation) and trough a master bus compressor and parametric EQ (SSL Mix Bus Compressor and E-series EQ in an SSL X-rack) before going to the sound system." This outboard rack allows me to always get the sound that I want.
"I'm using the RME Madiface to record a multi-track of the gigs. The only remark I have is that the PCI slot isn't available anymore on the 13" Mac books. The USB2-solution of the UB>MADI (Digico) is compatible with almost everything. When I record a gig of Eva De Roovere, it is approximately 28 channels. Maybe we will mix a few songs for a live album."
Next to the live mixing, Tim Lenssens also does studio mixing. In the past he did recordings for Gabriel Rios, Baloji, Moiano and recently the last album of Eva De Roovere.
Toon Van der Veken, owner of Stage Unit explains his choice for DiGiCo: "The sound quality of the Digico products together with the transparent user interface have always been very convincing for us. Similarly for the SD9 which fit perfectly for this production."
Tim Lenssens ends: " I'm very satisfied of this DiGiCo SD9 console. I can organize the surface like I wish."
Credits for pic1: Tine Vanhee
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