Sound and Light Professional, India invests in DiGiCo SD10

The SNL Team

Formed in 1999, Sound & Light Professionals (SNL Pro) Mumbai has become one of the largest growing and most respected sound reinforcement companies in India. It provides state-of-the-art equipment for sound, lighting, video and staging, and technical services to the broadest range of entertainment disciplines across India and the rest of the world. The company has recently invested in a DiGiCo SD10 and two D2-Racks, via DiGiCo’s Indian distributor, Hi-Tech Audio Systems Pvt. Ltd.

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SNL Pro has supplied audio to some of the best-known Indian and international artists, including the NH7, Sun Burn, Super Sonic, David Guetta, Norah Jones, Snoop Dog (India tour), Enrique Iglesias (India tour) and Swedish House Mafia.

In response to the growth and diversity of the events undertaken by the company, SNL Pro took delivery of a DiGiCo SD10 console and two D2-Rack, adding to its existing DiGiCo SD8.

“We work across a variety of disciplines including concert touring, festivals, corporate events, musical productions and educational seminars,” says Mr Manish Mavani, director at Sound & Light Professionals. “With its high fader count and high input and output buss counts, the SD10 is the right addition for our rental stock.”

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The SD10 has 96 processing channels (12 of which are Flexi Channels, configurable as either mono or stereo) at 48kHz/96kHz, which is the equivalent of 108 channels of full DSP processing. The console also benefits from 16 Dynamic EQ processors, all of which can be assigned to any input or output channel. These powerful processors offer Dynamic Processing on each of the four standard parametric bands, along with 16 assignable Multiband Compressors and 16 assignable DiGiTubes. No matter how the console is set up, the user does not lose any resources, as all channels are equipped to provide the same high quality signal path and feature set.

The new D2-Rack delivered with SNL Pro’s system has 48 mic/line inputs and 32 outputs, all working at 24bit/96kHz. Connection to the D2-Rack is via BNC MADI.“The digital processing has great clarity, the preamplifiers are high quality, the workflow is straightforward and the MADI system is really useful,” adds Mr Mavani. “And you get all this at a great price!”

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“The main thing about the SD10 is its versatility,” adds Mr. Rajan Gupta, Managing Director of Hi-Tech Audio Systems. “The SD10 and D2-Rack combination provides the very important solution of splitting input channels and having independent head amp gain control for FOH and monitor applications, without using an analog split snake system.

“We are pleased to serve SNL Pro with this amazing console from DiGiCo and are confident that we will see many more such associations happening in the near future.”

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