In a departure from his recent stadium tours, Meeuwis’s current appearances to promote his NW8 CD, recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios, are in theatre-sized venues across Holland, where engineers Michiel Lukassen (monitors) and John van Heertum (FOH) are finding the DiGiCo duo the perfect solution.
TM Audio, DiGiCo’s distributor in The Netherlands sold the consoles to Rent-All, the production company behind the current tour.
“The Meeuwis crew used to be committed analog guys,” says Jaap Pronk of TM Audio. “His recent switch to digital was the result of Lukassen and van Heertum’s experience with DiGiCo during Meeuwis stadium concerts in 2008 and 2009.
“They found that the SD7 is the only digital desk which can easily handle 96+ inputs and still be pleasant to mix on. They were also very happy with the new Overdrive software option on the SD8 at FOH.
“The Dynamic EQs and multiband dynamics are very useful, combined with the eight floating point FX that were previously only found in the SD7.”
Rent-All owner Theo van Workum commented, “We have one of Europe’s largest L’Acoustic stocks and a warehouse full of modern lighting equipment.
“With the DiGiCo SD consoles we are now also leading the field in the digital domain.”
“This is a major change in Rent-All’s inventory,” concludes Pronk. “The commitment of a company this size, that works across Europe, is yet another testament to the fact that DiGiCo continue to get things right.”