"Having achieved a comfort level with the new SD9," offered Tom Heinisch," we were confident the SD9 could handle this task. For this event, we used all 40 flexi channels, 28 mono, 12 stereo derived from the 'pit' back-up band, RF and hard-wired mics, as well as the Video and CD playback inputs. The in-the-round, 360-degree coverage of the arena made use of the matrix section to feed the different speaker zones and house hearing impaired and lobby systems. The snapshot with recall scoping was key to this multi-act show with afternoon rehearsals then recall during the performances. The ability to assign the faders to be any input, group, aux, matrix, or control group allowed for creation of custom fader banks leading to comfort when mixing the show without having to 'page' through to get to something. Building a few macros into the equation, gave us all the surface control abilities to allow the sound engineer to create an excellent sounding show with ease."
"The only down point to the experience," Heinisch added, "because of the SD9's small footprint, audience members think you're the lighting guy!"