At this year’s Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, RCF chairman Arturo Vicari took to the stage to announce the formation of a new RCF Mixer Division, leading the company to then unveil its first range of high performance audio mixers under the name L-PAD.
Vicari also introduced his partner in the project, Umberto Zanghieri, who is founder of design house, ZP Engineering, which has now become part of the RCF Group.
Vicari explained that with such an extensive knowledge of the professional audio industry, and realisation of the importance of the mixing console in the audio chain, RCF had decided to move into the mixer market with the creation of a new dedicated division. He said that this an important strategic move resulting from considerable investment in R&D. According to Vicari the models introduced in Frankfurt were just the first step in a much wider development plan, and the beginning of next year will herald the arrival of several innovative digital models.
“To successfully enter a crowded market requires us to be able to offer advantages and a different approach,” he said. “RCF will bring together all its extensive audio experience to create this new line, applying its own philosophy and optimising the performance throughout the entire signal chain.”
The first of the nine-strong series of compact mixers – housed in elegant and stylish chassis – provides flexibility for most live applications.