Sardis Media of Grayslake, IL recently took delivery of a new QL1 digital console from Yamaha Commercial Audio for use on a range of corporate A/V projects.
For more than 30 years, Sardis Media has produced videos, meetings, and special events for Fortune 100 corporations, non-profits, and A-list associations. Clients include Advisors Excel, Motorola Solutions, Baxter, MorphoTrak, RustOleum, & RZIM. The company purchased its QL1 from Reach Communications of Brooklyn Park, MN.
Sardis Media, which also owns a Yamaha M7CL console, will use the new QL1 on the road as the primary audio console for smaller corporate events that require large event features.
“We needed a console that had a lot of power and features but in a much smaller footprint for front of house for our production truck, explains company spokesperson Nate Aguilar. “Clients are always happy when we save space at FOH so they can fit more attendees in the room. As operators, we love that we don’t have to sacrifice quality when going to a small console like the QL1.”
Aguilar adds that being in the corporate events business, Sardis Media regularly deploys numerous lavalier microphones that are open at one time on stage, with the built-in Dugan auto mixer feature of the QL1 helping to manage levels.
“We knew we wanted a touch screen for quick adjustments and graphic feedback on changes being made,” he adds. “Most of us on staff at Sardis have a background in graphics or video, so being able to actually see what the console is outputting is important. Also, the built-in Dante network gives us the flexibility to add channels and outputs when needed in small increments, and having the ability to record every input separately is vital.”
Since Sardis already owns an M7CL and likes its operating parameters, Aguilar notes, “it was a no brainer to add the Yamaha QL1 with its minimal learning curve to our inventory.”
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