Requiring “tremendous” processing power and a warm sound, the Czech band Kabát used one of the latest audio consoles by British manufacturer DiGiCo, the Quantum 7, for its 30th anniversary tour.
Visiting venues including O2 Arena (18,000) in Prague, Enteria Arena (10,000) in Pardubice and Werk Arena (5,400) in Trinec, the production deployed a traditional rock set up of 40 inputs, four PA outputs and 24 input/ouputs (I/Os) for effects processers.
“Previously, I employed a DiGiCo SD5 console and was very happy with it, but with the Quantum 7 I enjoy my job even more,” says front–of-house (FOH) engineer, Marian Starý, “As well as the power and warmth I need, it offers slick design and plenty of connectivity options. I particularly love the new Stadius 32-bit mic Pre-Amp card in the SD Rack, which takes everything to the next level.”
The PA is connected over an Optocore optical network fibre loop while, complementing the FOH system, the tour also carried an SD5 console with SD Rack to manage monitors, and a combined L-Acoustics K2 and KARA line array speaker system.