The Soundcraft Si1 was the high-end mixer of choice for leading national audiovisual group, Scene Change.
Currently ranked #48 on the BRW Fast Starters list, Scene Change is a fast growing company that keeps their crew motivated by purchasing the best equipment available.
As the No. 2 AV company, Sydney Director Vicken Hekimian believes that it is important to provide the best tools in the market to retain a well-performing crew who work hard to deliver the goods and keep clients happy.
As part of this strategy, Scene Change takes a democratic approach to major capital expenditure and senior crew members are given a chance to test drive prospective new purchases.
After evaluating several brands of mixers, the crew decided on the Soundcraft Si1 thanks to the quality of the onboard control gear. A digital desk was the logical choice as external effects racks took up time and space that was often not available for tight-turnaround corporate shows.
Hekimian explains that the onboard gear on the Si1 mixers including dbx equalisation, Lexicon effects, and BSS processing are all proven features that have passed all the tests. Si1’s compact footprint is a great advantage in corporate environments where control areas are continually squeezed as clients and venues put more tables and guests in the room.
The programmability of the Soundcraft Si1 mixers has proved useful for touring shows too, with the ability to work on a setup externally on a laptop and then upload it to the desk via USB.
Another advantage in the mixers is that the Si1 digital desks integrate really well with the analogue world. Hekimian adds that the whole input and output structure is well designed, which is an important factor in the look and feel of the sound equipment.
Soundcraft Si1 mixers are available from Jands , Australia’s leading distributor of professional sound systems as well as lighting and staging equipment.