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Drake Assassination Vacation tour upgrades to DiGiCo SD7 Quantum

08/06/2019

With each successive tour, Drake's show as grown both in terms of his performance and its production values. To accommodate this, the team has continually refined the technological infrastructure, to ensure continually spectacular results. DiGiCo is an essential part of this, and the SD7 Quantum has provided Front of House engineer Demetrius Moore with a significant increase in capacity but the same, familiar workflow.

I've been working with Drake since 2009, when he first appeared on Lil Wayne's I Am Music tour, and DiGiCo has always been my console of choice, says Demetrius. We upgraded to the Quantum engine for this tour mainly because I needed more for digital outboard effects and multitrack recording and the MADI capabilities [the system allows for eight MADI interfaces] allows me to do that. I use absolutely everything on the board; Multiband Compressor, Desser, Dynamic EQ, Snapshots, Midi, Timecode, Macros. I can't say there is a function, besides GPO, that I don't use.

At monitors, Sean Sturge, who is also a long-time DiGiCo user and has been working with Drake since 2013, made equally good use of his SD5, with its capacity and the ability to pre-mute vocals enabling him to account for any guest performers invited to be part of the show. He has also added a 32-Bit Mic Pre-Amp card to his setup which, he reports, has made a noticeable difference to the consoles' sound quality.

This is another account where we have continued to invest and upgrade a great console platform that can do more than any other console on the market, says Eighth Day Sound's chief operations officer, Jason Kirschnick.

DiGiCo has always supported me, adds Demetrius. About five years ago, I called and told them I needed a rack mounted MGB. I sent my two in and they custom made me a rack mount MBG.

This has evolved and been released this year as the DiGiGrid MGR, which can be used for recording and virtual playback.

It's that sort of collaboration that sets them apart, Demetrius concludes. And it is a big part of why we keep on using DiGiCo.

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