Turkish online shows call for SD8
TURKEY: High profile Turkish Engineer Cagan Tunali used a DiGiCo SD8 desk to mix a series of online unplugged concerts from five of Turkey’s up-and-coming bands. The performances were broadcast online by promoter Hafifmuzik and watched by approximately 10,000 people.
The bands – Melis Danismend, Malt, Büyük Ev Ablukada, 123 and Multitap – were chosen as the most suitable for the target audience of young internet users who were looking for quality music. Mr Tunali was asked by the project’s originator, music critic Mehmet Tez, to look after all the technical sound requirements.
‘This was the first serious online unplugged project in Turkey,’ said Mr Tunali. ‘My responsibilities included advising on the choice of sound equipment, deciding on how to set the bands up and being both front of house and monitor engineer during the performances. Furthermore, I have been doing multitrack recordings of the shows, for release as a DVD.’
A DiGiCo user for around two years, Mr Tunali reportedly opted for the SD8 (with RME interface for the recording) because it satisfied both his and the project’s requirements. ‘To do my job as I want to, I need a console which has a hi-end preamp and at the same time the best quality dynamics and EQ to create the exact sound I have in my mind. It also has to be fast and efficient to use – the SD8 is all of these,’ he explained. ‘DiGiCo distinguishes itself as a manufacturer of consoles which give you everything a sound engineer would need. That’s why I always prefer using DiGiCo – I am a sound engineer with little tolerance for concessions on sound quality.’