Key-supplier invests in first DiGiCo SD7 Quantum for Germany
Protones is an established rental company with many well-known German pop and rock bands on its client list, such as Fury in the Slaughterhouse, as well as servicing and audio refurbishment contracts with several worldwide cruise lines, theatres and other key installations.
“Working in both rental and installation markets, we employ a lot of DiGiCo consoles and are completely won over by the sound and build quality. It was a logical step to become an official supplier,” explains Martin Kuehlechner, head of audio Protones.
The new SD7 Quantum will complement Protones’ existing fleet of DiGiCo consoles comprising the SD12, S31 and S21, and boost the company’s offering in its new role as the main DiGiCo rental supplier in the region.
“The SD7 Quantum offers everything a sound guy could ever aspire to have at their fingertips,” continues Kuehlechner. “The nodal processing gives so much power and problem-solving solutions, there was no question that this is the desk we wanted to provide for our engineers and clients. We had the first Quantum to ship to Germany, and now everyone wants to work with it, and we’re receiving plenty of dry hire requests.”
Protones stock list now includes a SD7 Quantum, SD5, 2 SD12s, 1 S31, 1 S21, 5 SD-Racks with 32Bit In- and Out-Cards, 1 D-Rack, 1 D2-Rack, a Little Red Box and a Little Blue Box.
The new SD7 Quantum was supplied by DiGiCo’s German distributor, United Brands Germany, with whom Protones will collaborate with to fulfill future installation projects, as well as regional sales, service and training for the DiGiCo brand.
One of its first tasks as the new DiGiCo partner was upgrading the sound system in a cruise ship theatre to a SD12, along with stage boxes and redundant ProTools set up, in collaboration with the cruise ship’s sound designer, resulting in improved sound quality, better workflow for the engineers and equipment reliability.
“Protones is a fantastic addition to the DiGiCo network, bringing a wealth of expertise and experience covering the pro audio spectrum,” comments Jens Bubbes Steffan from United Brands.
“We’re in daily contact with the Protones team answering questions and fulfilling requests to keep customers satisfied.”
Protones has plans to invest in a SD10, a SD11i and upgrading the Optocore with several Orange Box I/O converters in the near future.
“We are more than happy with our investment,” concludes Kuehlechner. “Bringing together the installation and live rental markets through DiGiCo demonstrates our wide potential to the customers. Everyone loves the sound, the workflow and the way DiGiCo ticks.”