Jands supplied the audio equipment for the world-famous Lilith Festival held for the first time in Australia.
Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan brought an abridged version of her Lilith Festival to Australia in October, the first time the female-only festival tour has been staged outside North America.
Local acts Kate Miller-Heidke and The Verses joined her for the five-concert tour in Australia.
Jands Production Services provided the audio equipment and crew for veteran front-of-house engineer Gary Stokes who has toured with Sarah for close to 21 years.
The sound gear list included a Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing console, which Gary first became acquainted with some time back when he was mixing for French-American singer Madeleine Peyroux.
Gary says that the Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing consoles deliver value for money, meeting most of his needs at a lower price point than other digital consoles.
He particularly points out the user-configurability advantage in the console. According to Gary, Version 4 of the Soundcraft software allows more flexibility when configuring the faders to be different things.
Gary further describes the Soundcraft Vi6 as a powerful platform that offers many ways to make things happen.
Speaking of the I/Os’ location, he says that there are a number of patch points situated on the FOH rack as well as the stage allowing a lot of flexibility.
Gary also likes the MADI card capability of the Soundcraft Vi6 because it gives him the ability to work inter-operatively with equipment, recorders and splitters from other manufacturers.
Most importantly, Gary concludes that the console sounds good.