Forge Audio Takes Live Production to the Next Level with HARMAN Professional Solutions

April 26, 2018

Forge Audio adds Soundcraft Vi3000 Series audio consoles to ensure exceptional audio production for high-profile live events

AUCKLAND, New Zealand—Forge Audio recently expanded their inventory with Soundcraft by HARMAN Vi3000 Series digital consoles.

A full-service production company based in Auckland, New Zealand, Forge Audio provides event planners, festival organizers and concert promoters with complete live event production services, including audio, lighting and video. Offering flexibility for any production budget, Forge Audio offers professional equipment with expert support from engineers, designers and technicians. In order to better serve their clientele and ensure premium audio for a wide range of live events, Forge Audio recently expanded their mixer inventory with Soundcraft Vi 3000 Series consoles.  

“Our services are built around a comprehensive array of the best and most reliable audio, lighting and video solutions,” said Marc Benedict, Owner, Forge Audio. “We’ve been using Soundcraft Si Expression consoles for a while, and we decided to upgrade to large format digital consoles with a high channel count to better meet our clients’ needs. The Vi3000 is an extremely dependable console with extensive I/O, and it’s easy to clock-sync with external devices. It’s perfect for satisfying our customers’ expectations at high-profile gigs.”

After testing numerous console brands and models, Forge Audio selected the Soundcraft Vi3000 for its superb audio quality, proven reliability and intuitive workflow. Featuring four Vistonics II touchscreens, built-in Dante capability and iconic Lexicon effects, the Soundcraft Vi3000 is a top choice for live sound engineers around the world. As the official Soundcraft dealer in New Zealand, Jands NZ supplied Forge Audio with new Soundcraft Vi3000 consoles to bolster their mixing capabilities.

“Soundcraft mixers have always delivered industry-standard performance, and the highly sought-after Vi3000 is building a legacy in the New Zealand digital console market,” said Tim Robertson, Tour Sound Manager, Jands NZ. “The Vi3000 provides pristine audio quality and is loaded with unique features that make it easy to dial in great sounding mixes, such as auto-mixing, FaderGlow illuminated faders and VM2 microphone monitoring. With the flexibility offered in the Vi Series, we can provide clients with the right Soundcraft console for every occasion.”  

“Soundcraft Vi Series consoles are well-known for their reliability and performance,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “It’s a privilege to provide Forge Audio with best-in-class solutions as they look to enhance their clients’ experiences. We thank Jands NZ for their detail-oriented service and their continued faith in HARMAN solutions to keep their customers coming back with confidence.”

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