DiGiCo processes as China sings
CHINA: Due to contractual disputes, The Voice of China was rebranded in 2016 and became Sing China. The series finale was staged before a live audience of 80,000 at Beijing National Stadium (The Bird’s Nest) and broadcast on Zhejiang Television. The size and scale of this event required an audio solution with enough processing power and reliability. It was with this need in mind that the broadcaster reportedly specified the deployment of nine DiGiCo digital mixing consoles, which were supplied by the manufacturer’s Chinese distributor, Rightway Audio Consultants Ltd.
Rightway provided four SD7s with an EX-007 fader expansion unit, a pair of SD5s, an SD10 and an SD9. In addition to the equipment, the distributor also delivered technical support.
‘We have a 24/7 hotline to solve any issues our customers might have. We also provide an on-site and off-site repairs service, which is one reason our customers find us dependable, reliable, and timely,’ said Rightway product specialist Eric Liew. ‘For a show like the final of Sing China, this kind of complete service is vitally important. DiGiCo’s technical support team was also available during the show, actively assisting our on-site engineer whenever required.’
‘Zhejiang Television chose to use DiGiCo consoles because of their powerful processing ability, stability and unrivalled operating system that can handle anything that happens – either planned or unplanned – in a live mixing situation,’ explained Wen Hao Lee, on-site supporting engineer for Rightway. ‘As well as their processing ability, both the SD7 and SD5 have enough channels to deal with the sheer scale of a performance such as this and the EX007 allowed the mix engineer to mix and listen to the acoustics of the show from any position that worked for him. Having two SD7s handling the PA gave better control for the show and meant that two engineers could work together at the same time. They also found the ability to share racks particularly useful.’
‘The show was a complete success, the DiGiCo’s worked perfectly throughout and we are extremely pleased that we have a very satisfied customer,’ concluded Mr Liew.