HHB supplies DiGiCo SD11 to Olympic Cinema

HHB Communications Ltd. has supplied Olympic Cinema with a DiGiCo SD11 digital mixing console for its live concert series.

Olympic Cinemas has transformed the legendary Olympic Recording Studios into modern cinema and performance theatres. Renowned recording engineer Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Duran Duran) began his illustrious career at Olympic and has now returned as the sound consultant and engineer for its live concert series and recording facilities.

Chris chose the powerful and feature-packed DiGiCo SD11 to provide ‘front of house’ duties for the live concerts. The SD11’s compact size allows Chris to set up his mixing position in the middle of the cinema seating and a single network cable is used to link the mixer to the D-Rack stagebox. Introduced to DiGiCo by engineer and Art of Noise member Gary Langan, Chris has found the SD11 to be an extremely reliable, sonically accurate and future-proof digital mixing system. He comments: “DiGiCo was highly recommended by Gary, and after hearing how great it sounds I knew we had to go with the SD11. Its sonic characteristics are outstanding, especially the mic pres.”

He continues: “The layout of the board is very intuitive and there is an immense amount of R&D that goes into the design of the consoles that makes them very intuitive and built for speed. I continue to discover more options on the board every time I use it.”

The SD11 is a compact 19-inch rackmount or tabletop mixer employing DiGiCo’s Stealth Digital Processing, FPGA-based digital processing engine. A 32-channel mixer with 12 faders and 16 mic pres, SD11 offers easy access to an array of mixing features via an intuitive 15-inch touch screen and a set of controls. Its sophisticated software platform provides options that can be tailored to live, recording and broadcasting applications equally. When used in conjunction with the DiGiCo D-Rack, SD11 delivers a host of additional I/O and state-of-the-art networking options.

HHB Sales Manager Andrew Hingley comments: “Olympic Cinemas are absolutely fantastic and it is great to see Chris so involved with specifying sound equipment and mixing the concerts. The feature set of the SD11 is outstanding for a console of its size and Chris has been very impressed with the onboard effects and dynamics. It is a great honour to be a part of the new phase of Olympic and to work with Chris on this project. ”

For more information or to book a demo, contact Andrew Hingley at [email protected] or +44 (0) 20 8962 5000.

Editor’s Information:

HHB Communications Limited
Founded in 1976 and located in London, HHB Communications is a global leader in the supply of professional audio technology. Serving in the broadcast, recording and media production sectors, HHB’s unique expertise is also recognised by major manufacturers and innovators, many of which have appointed the company as exclusive distributors of their products. The specialist division, Scrub serves the needs of the television and film post production industry from premises in the heart of London’s Soho.

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