Atlantic Pro Audio is a versatile A/V company based in Altamonte Springs, Florida with a wide variety of clients and strict requirements for its audio equipment. Offering services for corporate events, theatrical productions and music festivals, Atlantic Pro Audio needs a versatile system that is easy to use, affordable and able to handle complex audio setups with extensive I/O; and with the Soundcraft Si3 digital mixing console, that's exactly what they got.
The Soundcraft Si3 is designed for live use on both touring sound systems and fixed installations, which made it the perfect fit for Atlantic Pro Audio. With 64 Mic inputs, four stereo Line inputs, and 24 Aux/bus, eight Matrix and LCR outputs, Atlantic Pro Audio was easily able to use the Si3 at a number of concerts and corporate events featuring national acts. The company is continuously hearing back from satisfied users about the excellent Mic Pre's, high audio quality and ease of use.
“We're able to hook up the console, take 10 minutes to show guest engineers some tips and tricks and hand it over,” said Craig Beyrooti, Owner of Atlantic Pro Audio.
The Si3's ease of use was recently demonstrated when the company sponsored a church production of “Jesus Christ Superstar Junior” that featured 16 wireless lavs, 8 area microphones and computer playback. According to Beyrooti, he was able to dial in the board and leave the mixing for the entire show to his 14-year-old son as this production featured actors and technicians from the youth of the church. The 12 DCA's are a huge help to mix engineers and this certainly was the case this time around.
Nowhere was the console's versatility more evident than at St Mary Magdalen Church's fall festival: a 3-day and 2-night concert that took place last year. There, several engineers and volunteers took turns mixing for a variety of performances that included single dance groups, CD playbacks, one-man acts and full rock bands. Not only were there multiple engineers mixing on the console, but the performance requirements were different from day to day and act to act. The huge I/O capability meant that no re-patching was required as all the inputs from each act, for each day, had dedicated channels. The split channel layout of the console also enabled two engineers to EQ and tweak at the same time and thus dial everything in that much quicker.
“Anything you could possibly do on a gig was done on the console,” Beyrooti continued. “There, versatility and specifically I/O capability were of paramount importance. Again the Si3 answered our needs with its excellent feature set, which was fantastic.”
In addition to the Si3, it also uses some JBL loudspeakers, Crown Amplifiers and AKG microphones, which allows it to easily integrate all of its audio systems.