CHICAGO, Illinois — Warner Audio Visual Co. recently purchased a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 24 digital console in order to provide corporate organizations the proper audio support for their annual meetings and events.
Warner Audio Visual Co., with locations in Chicago, Phoenix and Orlando, prides itself on being a full audiovisual supply house, stemming from creative design and logistics to setup and take down, all while maintaining affordable budgets for its clients. The company has had the opportunity over the past 40 years to work with countless companies to provide audiovisual systems for their events, including the use of video feeds and playback, and satellite feeds.
“We went with the Si Compact 24 as it was the perfect option for a small footprint console and allows us the flexibility to work with many diverse clients,” stated David Ruke, Technician at Warner Audio Visual. “I am able to get the feel of an analog board all in such a small setup.”
For many corporate events where space is limited, the Si Compact 24 allows Ruke and colleagues to set up in the corner with limited cable and distraction; so important for a high-profile event.
Since switching to the Si Compact 24, many aspects of the board have excited Ruke and the rest of his team. “I have worked with other digital consoles and the sound quality is noticeably different and so much better on the Si Compact,” Ruke explained. “It feels like a bigger board than it actually is. I love the built-in control, EQ, compressors, and limiters. It's tough to find all those options on a small board.”
As many challenges present themselves up to hours before large events, the Si Compact helps to keep changes simple. “Whether it be adding a performer, another presenter or the podium being moved to a different side of the room, it is easy to adjust EQ and calculate the differences quickly. I can add a monitor mix in, throw a few patches in through the reverb, it's all easy.” For the price point, Ruke explained, it is excellent and surprising to get so much capability without needing separate racks or additional outboard processing.
For more information on Warner Audio Visual Co., please visit: http://www.warnerav.com
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.