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Auckland’s Forge Audio Goes Big With Soundcraft

Event production company in New Zealand increases mixer inventory with new large-format Vi3000 digital mixing console.

By PSW Staff October 30, 2017

Forge Audio's new Soundcraft Vi3000 digital mixing console.

Forge Audio, an event production company based in Auckland, New Zealand has increased its Soundcraft mixer inventory by investing in the Soundcraft Vi3000 digital mixing console.

Event Production has always been Forge Audio’s passion, with their objective to deliver clean sound, crisp images and purposeful lighting. Their aim is to provide exceptional technical service for customers looking at making their event memorable.

Marc Benedict, owner at Forge, said that while they were happy with their Soundcraft Si Expression digital mixers, they needed a larger format console with a high channel count, offering digital mixing console technology, reliability and quality audio for their client base.

After conducting numerous tests with various brands, the Vi3000 was chosen because of its straightforward, analog-like design that allows instant responses for operators and road-proven reliability.

“Our range of services is built around the best equipment with a comprehensive array of reliable audio, lighting and video technology” says Benedict. “The capabilities of the Vi3000 are amazing; with plenty capacity for inputs and outputs. We found that it is easy to clock-sync with other products and extremely dependable – perfect for our larger gigs and our goal to continually improve ways to satisfy our clients’ expectations.”

“Soundcraft mixers have always delivered industry-proven reliability and Vi3000 is building a legacy in the New Zealand digital console market,” adds Tim Robertson, Tour Sound manager for local Soundcraft supplier Jands. “The console is loaded with features like the automix function, while the Faderglow colour coding on the faders is proving popular and the touch screens make mixing so simple and easy to follow. Vi3000 – and now with the addition of the compact Vi1000 and Vi2000 consoles – Soundcraft now have a professional digital console sized for every occasion.”


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