The Voice of China relies on DiGiCo
CHINA: The second season of The Voice of China singing contest has recently been broadcast on Zhejiang Television, utilising a pair of DiGiCo consoles. The desks and other DiGiCo equipment were supplied by the manufacturer’s Chinese distributor Rightway Audio Consultants.
The show’s head of sound, Jin Shaogang, specified an audio system which included a DiGiCo SD7 at front of house and an SD10 on monitors. These were complemented by two SD-Racks and a Waves SoundGrid system.
To ensure that the programme’s audio team got the most from the consoles, DiGiCo and Rightway Audio Consultants organised a four-day training session before the series began. The comprehensive, hands-on programme included everything from basic operation, setting up the optical network and sharing the SD-Racks through to advanced functions, working with Waves plugins and recording live audio via the consoles.
‘As the signal paths were processed at 96kHz this time, very high resolution audio processing was achieved,’ said Jin Shaogang. ‘The live sounds is exquisite, with solid bass, high clarity and accurate phrasing.’
‘The first series of The Voice of China captured the imagination of viewers, so the second series was keenly anticipated,’ added Rightway’s Danny Lau. ‘Series Two is proving even more popular than the first. We are very pleased to supply DiGiCo consoles for such a popular production and are grateful to DiGiCo UK for their help in delivering a comprehensive training programme, which has helped our engineers provide first class audio.’