The Cube, a unique live streaming event space in Australia, is the result of the combined efforts of Melbourne AV retailer Concert Audio Visual, lighting and visuals specialists VizFx as well as Melbourne-based online radio station LESH FM, with a DiGiCo SD9 console at the heart of the venue’s sound design.
The SD9, supplied by DiGiCo Australian distributor Group Technologies, handles the mix of pre-broadcast audio along with the stage monitor mix, DJ booth audio, and front-of-house mix.
Concert AV sales manager Anthony Graziani, one of The Cube’s primary team members, says, “The SD9 can accomplish a lot from such a compact format. The routing options and onboard signal processing mean we have something in place that is well suited for supporting DJ performance audio, but can just as easily handle mixing an entire band for the stream, or whatever else you can throw at it.”
The team’s in-house engineer, Oliver Coupe Sando, adds that the SD9 was chosen for its sonic transparency: “When we stream, we’re looking to introduce as little tone shaping and color to the sound as possible, so that we can translate what we’re hearing in the space to people’s headphones and living rooms with the maximum amount of clarity available to us. DiGiCo consoles are perfect for that, making the audio unobtrusive, so viewers can just focus on what they’re watching without having to worry about whether the sound quality is up to par or not.”