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Fort Lauderdale playhouse deploys Harman Soundcraft Si Expression 3

Harman's Soundcraft SI Expression 3 digital mixer has been installed at Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse. The performance venue hosts a variety of shows and needed a versatile console.

The Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, which first opened its doors to provide entertainment for the area in 1967, has taken delivery of a Harman Soundcraft SI Expression 3 digital mixer.

The performance venue, which is now managed by Broward Center for Performing Arts, fully seats 1,168 and hosts concerts, plays, musicals, and other events.

Anton Foresta, head audio engineer for Parker Playhouse and owner of Floria-based AV company Anton F. Audio Design was charged with finding a new console that could handle the playhouse’s various productions.

“We host everything from a single mic production, like a comedian, to a full band. The Parker Playhouse just recently hosted comedian Jim Breuer and Alan Parsons before that,” said Foresta.

Foresta required a console offering user-friendliness and excellent sound quality both for personal use and at the Parker Playhouse. “I wanted a small-format console that I could have for myself. I came across info on the Si Expression 3 online and as soon as I read about it, I knew that was what I wanted,” said Foresta.

Since its deployment “everything has been solid. I like the I/O, the 32 inputs and 16 outputs. Having a graphic EQ on every single output is an advantage that’s unique to this board as well,” added Foresta.