Auckland-based event production company Forge Audio has increased its Soundcraft mixer inventory by investing in the Vi3000 digital mixing console.
Marc Benedict, owner of Forge, explained that while the company was happy with their Soundcraft Si Expression digital mixers, a larger format digital console with a high channel count was needed and the Vi3000 was chosen for its straightforward, analogue-like design that allows instant responses for operators, top audio quality and reliability.
“Our range of services is built around the best equipment with a comprehensive array of reliable audio, lighting and video technology,” says Marc Benedict. “The capabilities of the Vi3000 are amazing; with plenty capacity for inputs and outputs. We found that it is easy to clock-sync with other products and extremely dependable – perfect for our larger gigs and our goal to continually improve ways to satisfy our clients’ expectations.”
“Soundcraft mixers have always delivered industry-proven reliability and Vi3000 is building a legacy in the New Zealand digital console market,” adds Tim Robertson, who is tour sound manager for the local Soundcraft supplier Jand. “The console is loaded with features like the automix function, while the Faderglow colour coding on the faders is proving popular and the touch screens make mixing so simple and easy to follow. Vi3000 – and now with the addition of the compact Vi1000 and Vi2000 consoles – Soundcraft now have a professional digital console sized for every occasion.”