DiGiCo SD7T used for The Addams Family in Sydney
AUSTRALIA: The Addams Family musical has been entertaining audiences on Broadway and on tour since 2009, and recently came to Sydney, using a DiGiCo SD7T console.
The latest production visited Argentina where, like in Australia, a DiGiCo SD7T is back at the helm. Associate sound designer Jason Crystal, who has represented the show on these various productions, was pleased when Loudness Sound Rental & Services, the local audio provider, requested that an SD7T be used again on this latest iteration.
‘Being intimately familiar with the console, it only took a few days of programming to have the entire show re-written for the SD7T,’ said Mr Crystal.
With the SD7T running at 96kHz, the show uses around 120 input channels, over 30 auxes and a dozen groups. The console I/O runs over Optocore, and the local MADI I/O is used for offline playback.
‘I am a huge fan of DiGiCo’s theatre-specific T software and have been since first using it on the D5T with Acme,’ he added. ‘The speed at which you can make smart and calculated changes to your show is unlike any other console software I have come across.
‘The T software has a bunch of great features, but the two I find especially useful are Auto-Update (and the exclusions and inversions the T software allows) and Aliases,’ he furthered.
‘Most powerful is the way these two features work together. The ability to make a change and know that it appears instantly throughout your show and in the correct places is invaluable. It takes a lot of the guesswork and tracking out of the equation and lets you confidently modify the sound of the show without worrying about a potentially complex world of snapshots, safes, presets, and libraries. It was a real pleasure to be back working with the SD7T again!’