Soundcraft analogue desks installed at leading Cyprus rock venue12 November 2007
The Soundcraft consoles – a 56-channel MH3 at FOH and a 40-channel MH4 on the stage – have taken their place in a Harman Pro sound system devised by A.L.A Equipment Co to satisfy a host of musical requirements, ranging from rock to traditional Greek music.
“The MH3 desk sounds extremely nice,” commented resident monitor engineer Ierides Loukas. “I like the practicality of the aux groups and the full parametric knobs which are functional and easy to use, and there is no problem finding the right gain for any line. The VCA gain is also accurate.”
The consoles are used in conjunction with a JBL VRX system comprising two hangs of four 932LAs over the newly extended stage, with a pair of SRX 728 subs recessed under the stage apron. Power is from Crown I-Tech 6000 digital amplifiers, connected directly to Crown IQ Networks and controlled by HiQnet over Ethernet. System limiting and loudspeaker management is handled by a dbx DriveRack 4800.
A Lexicon PCM-91 digital FX unit and six dbx 160A compressors are among the venue’s outboard equipment.