Apr 07, 2009


La Jolla Playhouse Mixes Effectively With A Soundcraft® Vi6 Digital Console

--La Jolla Playhouse selected a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital mixing for “Peter and the Starcatchers,” a new play presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater at La Jolla Playhouse. The show is based on the best-selling book of the same name, written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Eric Stahlhammer, Co-Sound Designer for “Peter and the Starcatchers,” selected the Vi6 for its ability to simplify workflow and its success in complicated theater events, such as “Peter and the Starcatchers.” Stahlhammer states, “With all of the shows versatile and difficult requirements, the sound engineers have the ability to showcase what the Vi6 can do.” Stahlhammer continues, “This show demonstrates how powerful the Vi6 can be in the theater market as the desk allows engineers to work faster, more intelligently and more productively.”

La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Manager, Peter Davis, discusses the advantages of working on a Soundcraft board for both engineers and students alike. “This show is a great opportunity to experiment with the Soundcraft Vi6 and to see how applicable the desk is to our market,” Davis continues. “Being able to master the Vi6 in a few hours makes it a desired tool. In an industry where attention to detail is at its highest, it is a critical advantage that an engineer has the ability to execute the designer’s vision without overcomplicating things.”

The Soundcraft Vi6 digital console features a unique integration of Vistonics II technology that allows users to quickly adapt to the digital settings. “The Vistonics are great and I was able to fully operate the Vi6 after two days of working on the console,” continued Stahlhammer. “The intuitive interface is outstanding as I can control each function right where I’m looking. In an application as complicated as “Peter and the Starcatchers,” the engineers need the ability to be flexible and adapt to the performance.”

The Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Live Console uses touch-screen color-coded TFT monitors with rotary controls and switches built in and around the glass, enabling direct access to all functions at all times and providing maximum information and visibility.

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