DiGiCo sets the standard at the Jazz Music Festival Shanghai
Now in its seventh year Jazz Music Festival Shanghai is one of the largest jazz festivals in Asia and is the biggest outdoor music event in China’s largest city. Attracting artists from across the world, this year the festival featured five stages, with a DiGiCo SD8 and SD8-24 setting the gold standard on one.
The festival’s audio equipment was provided by Hong Kong-based Rightway Audio Consultants. The rigours of being in use for more than 10 hours each day and jazz fans demanding nothing but the best audio quality meant that the SD8 and SD8-24 were ideally suited to performing Front of House and monitor duties at the festival’s Riverside Stage.
“The festival provides a chance for jazz musicians and audio engineers to get together and enjoy the music,” says Monica Au, marketing and communications executive at Rightway. “They have very high standards, so we will only use the very best systems bringing the truest, clearest sound to the critical ears of jazz audiences, musicians and the professional engineers.
“The entire DiGiCo SD Series features the same creative mixing power, versatility and exceptional sonic purity and we decided the SD8 and SD8-24 were the best choice for the Riverside Stage. The intuitive user interface and powerful Stealth Digital Processing™ also means that they are ideally suited for festivals.”
Rightway’s product manager Shaojun Liang and technical engineer Jimmy Zhan were present to assist the stage’s audio engineers TL Pettersen and Dan Mosley. It was Pettersen’s first experience of using a DiGiCo console and one which he enjoyed.
“The team from Rightway helped to make my first DiGiCo experience a very positive one,” he says. “Together with the fabulous K-array loudspeaker system, it was a very free and creative sound experience. I look forward to my next encounter with a DiGiCo console.”