NJ’s Sound Machine powered by d&b
INDIA: NJ’s Sound Machine has acquired a new rig comprising systems from d&b audiotechnik’s V-Series from distributor Ansata. The rental company will put its new equipment to use for a range of live events across Central and South India.
The V-Series solution purchased includes eight V8 and four V12 line array loudspeakers as well as four V-Sub and B22 subwoofers, with accessory kits for transport and rigging, and covers. Three D80 amplifiers complete the sale and power the entire rig.
‘We’ve owned rigs from different international brands over the past few years, and have definitely been happy with the performance of those rigs. However, with the sharp increase in the kind of work we’ve been doing in the recent past – both quantitative as well as qualitative – we knew that it was time for us to take things up a few notches,’ explained Nixon Johnny, director of NJ’s Sound Machine. ‘It had to be a brand that’s recognised as a global standard by artists and event organisers across the landscape. d&b audiotechnik is a name that’s synonymous with that description, and that’s what sparked my interest.
‘Having researched the brand and its various product ranges extensively, I found the V-Series to fit our company’s requirements,' he continued. 'And the fact that Leslie Lean and his team at Ansata are the official representatives of the brand here in India, further reinforced my bias towards d&b. After a few quick discussions with them and a demonstration of the V-Series rig, I knew that this was the one.’
Neil Lean from Ansata conducted V-Series training with the NJ’s Sound Machine team following the purchase. This covered the system workflow, ArrayCalc system design software and R1 remote control software. Since delivery, the system has been deployed by the rental company at a range of events along with An Avid Venue SC48 digital console.
‘What we love most about the system is how versatile and adaptable it is. Be it rock music or metal or Indian classical or regional folk, you’re always guaranteed great quality sound from the V-Series,’ said Sanchit Subramanian from NJ’s Sound Machine. ‘A big part of this is thanks to the ArrayCalc software, which makes rigging, tuning and aligning an absolute effortless process. There aren’t enough words to describe how impressed and proud we are of our new V-Series rig and we thank the entire team at Ansata for being such amazing professionals to work with.’
‘Rental company owners like Nixon understand the value of great technology and the kind of positive impact that it has on one’s business,’ said Leslie Lean, ‘It feels nice to hear positive feedback from Nixon and his team about the performance of their new V-Series rig in the live environment.’