Feb 01, 2003

Touring & Corporate

E6's Make Fashionable Debut Down The Kings Road

--A pioneering music festival along Chelsea's Kings Road - to coincide with London Fashion Week - saw Soundcraft Spirit E6's mixing live performance in five boutiques along the strip.

The man responsible for the initiative was Kashmir Klub founder Tony Moore. Under the banner 'City Showcase', Tony literally provided a shop window for a series of acoustic singer/songwriters who have performed at his Marylebone venue, by expertly converting window display areas into ad hoc stages.

With space at a premium the E6 provided the perfect solution - in terms of both aesthetic and operability.

The Kashmir Klub has a long relationship with Soundcraft products and Tony is delighted with the company's continuing involvement via their new new showpiece Spirit products.

"This event produced two logistical challenges," he recognised. "We needed to be able to specify the right, high quality equipment to fulfil the requirements of a diversity of acts performing in five stores (Marks & Spencer, Jaeger, Cecil Gee, Orange and the Virgin Megastore). Secondly, the equipment needed to be ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing, and simple to use. The E6 met all the criteria and we were excited to be one of the first people to use the new Series

"The artists, in particular, appreciated the sound quality. Having no permanent sound engineer other than a floating technician it was important that the equipment in situ was of sufficient quality that the artists themselves could manage their own sound. The E6 was absolutely ideal for our needs."

With the E6, the emphasis is firmly on quality audio performance, with an easy to understand control surface uncluttered by unnecessary facilities. Mic and line inputs are provided on balanced XLR and 1/4" jack connectors for optimum performance, with the main stereo outputs on balanced XLRs for better integration with other professional equipment. There are also insert points on every mono channel and the mix outputs for external signal processing.

With its clever carry handles offering good portability the set up and break down procedures could also be carried out efficiently.

In its inaugural year City Showcase - which had the backing of the British Fashion Council, London Development Agency, Mayor London and PRS Foundation - was deemed to have been a huge success.

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