Dave had fun using the new Soundcraft Si Compact 24 Channel Digital Audio Mixer. "This new mixer really helped me reduce set-up time, and I didn't need to use as much production table space," said Dave about the new equipment, "the mixer also has all the processing tools inside the mixer that are normally placed in separate rack cases, so it eliminates all the outside cable connects and space required for the extra processors."
Other time saving features of this new mixer that Dave likes includes memory storage in the mixer that can save and recall previous show set-ups, saving time on site programming and adjusting. Show presets can also be saved to a USB drive as well as be set-up on a laptop computer ahead of time and loaded to the console on site with the USB memory stick.
The business meeting used the new digital mixer, 6 Shure UHF-R wireless mic. systems, DVD playback, Digital sound FX boxes, and PC audio for occasional music. Video presentation was a 6K video/data projector to a rear-screen 9' x 12' image. He used 2 Power Point PC computers and 2 DVD players, and an ELMO Video Overhead device. Video switching was handled by a FSR Presentation-Pro 8 input switcher. The FSR was also used to store a logo for the meeting. Sound was 2 MacPhearson Monolith speakers on top of 2 Mackie Fusion 1800, self-powered subwoofers. The Monoliths were powered by Crown Xti-4000 amplifiers with built-in DSP to Bi-amp the Monoliths.