Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

DiGiCo Helps Intimate Vilar Performing Arts Center Achieve Grand Ambitions

17/07/2019

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado The area around Vail, Colorado has long been a combination of natural beauty and modern taste, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center at Beaver Creek Resort has plenty of both. Opened in 1998, the performing arts center is focused around its small but brilliantly executed 530-seat venue, which hosts approximately 150 events year-round, including a wide variety of jazz, comedy, dance, film, Broadway musicals, theatre, rock concerts, family shows, and more.

Earlier this year, the venue took a huge step forward-one that solved technical problems, brought it fully up to date in a fast-changing theater-technology landscape, and positioned it for the future-when it installed a suite of DiGiCo products. The venue's new FOH console is the compact but powerful SD12, backed by an SD-Rack loaded with 32-bit Ultimate Stadius Mic Pre-Amp cards.

The new and unique 4REA4 system was also installed, acting as a matrix hub, system processor, and more. All of this, along with a new A164Wall LCD I/O expander for the stage, joins a DiGiCo SD9 console already in place for monitor mixing there. Clearwing Systems Integration's Denver team supplied the technology package.

Designed by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates of Los Angeles, the compact yet muscular Vilar Performing Arts Center's wood-paneled columns, walls and ceilings, combined with its European-style curved-horseshoe seating layout, give the venue a timeless air. Less pleasant, however, were the noise and other artifacts of its original analog console and audio systems.

Ground loops and noise were constant, and it was clearly time to upgrade, says VPAC Technical Director Matt Phillips. Working with local DiGiCo dealer Navatech + Warman Marketing and Ryan Shelton of DiGiCo US distributor Group One, they conceived-and VPAC integrated-a system comprising the SD12, 4REA4, and the ancillary products that would leapfrog the Vilar Performing Arts Center from the 20th century into the networked digital present and prepare it for the decades to come.

We're a small venue, but one with a passionate donor base, Phillips says of the non-profit theater. We want to be the best of our size in the region, and be able to attract artists and performers that would go to larger venues such as Red Rocks. The DiGiCo technology lets us do that; the SD12 is a rider-friendly console that gives us a huge amount of functionality and flexibility for our rotating production staff and for guest FOH engineers. Most are familiar with the SD workflow, and if they're not, it's incredibly intuitive and we can bring them up to speed on it quickly.

The 4REA4 is a very new technology, and we understand it's still evolving, but it gives us a system at front of house that will soon ride on the Optocore loop and currently provides us additional processing for the PA system, such as limiting before the crossover, because we have a strict dB limit in the house, and for additional EQ. Also, it acts as a matrix and can let guest consoles connect via MADI, Dante, AES or analog, as well as lets us send feeds to different areas, such as a separate feed we can now send to the patron lounge, backstage area, and my lighting position. There are so many things that we can do now that we simply couldn't do before.

Phillips enumerates a slew of other ways that the DiGiCo products have made the Vilar Performing Arts Center's goal of being the best in the Rockies achievable, including putting its audio on a 32-bit level and setting the stage for future enhancements, including potentially offering artists a multitrack recording of their shows. And a SoundGrid server for the Waves plug-in bundle that was part of this package lets more visiting artists and their engineers simply walk in and perform.

Both DiGiCo and Clearwing have been fantastic when it comes to support, which was also a big factor for why we chose them, he adds. We're competitive with any venue of our size now, and just as importantly, we're relevant for a decade or more to come. Plus, it all sounds great and it came in within budget, so everyone is happy.

For more details on the Vilar Performing Arts Center's schedule and facilities, visit vilarpac.org. Clearwing Systems Integration can be found on the Web at www.systems.clearwing.com.

DiGiCo Press Contacts

Maria Fiorellino at DiGiCo

Tel: +44 1372 845600

Email: maria@digiconsoles.com

Chris Shuler at Public Address

Tel: +1 574 514 7131

Images: (credit for all photos: Jon Resnick / www.jresnick215.com)

1) DiGiCo_VPAC_1.jpg - VPAC Audio Engineer Cheyenne Mendoza mixing a live music performance on the venue's new DiGiCo SD12 FOH console

2) DiGiCo_VPAC_2.jpg - VPAC Technical Director Matt Phillips configuring the SD12 desk for a show

3) DiGiCo_VPAC_3.jpg - Located just behind VPAC's FOH mix position, a new DiGiCo 4REA4 serves as the venue's matrix hub, system processor, and more
LINK: https://digico.biz/digico-helps-intimate-vilar-performing-arts-center-...
See more stories from digico

More from DiGiCo

16/08/2019

DiGiCo SD12s make their mark at TRNSMT

Adlib has a long history with the TRNSMT's organiser, DF Concerts, not least through T in the Park, Glasgow's predecessor to TRNSMT, with which the comp...

16/08/2019

Confetti fires with supercharged DiGiCo engines

Confetti's (part of Nottingham Trent University's) recent 13m investment in infrastructure and technology has seen the educational institute add a new ...

16/08/2019

Creative Stage Lightings creates new benchmark with DiGiCo SD10

My father, Mr. G. R. Srinivas, has been associated with the audio and lighting industry for past four decades. In the last 10 years, I have expanded my father&#...

13/08/2019

Ireland's Acoustik Invests in DiGiCo

For the past couple of years, DiGiCo has been at the top of the list on the riders we receive and they are our crew's console of choice, so the decision to ...

29/07/2019

DiGiCo makes Quantum leap at Montreux jazz festival

For over 50 years, Montreux has carved a unique place in the live music calendar, staging concerts across the city throughout the first two weeks of July, with ...

26/07/2019

MerleFest 2019 Doesn't Miss a Beat with DiGiCo

WILKESBORO, North Carolina With most music festivals these days being multi-stage productions, sound reinforcement providers have become remarkably adept in s...

25/07/2019

DiGiCo creates a spectacle with SD7 Quantum on 40-45

40-45 is a story of love and loss, centring around a family torn by religion and war during the German invasion of Antwerp in 1940. The ever-changing set (there...

24/07/2019

Summerfest 2019 is Hotter Than Ever Thanks to Clearwing and

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin There's a good reason that Wisconsin's Summerfest is colloquially known as the Big Gig. For 11 days in late June and early July...

19/07/2019

Power, control and backup DiGiCo and Autograph a perfect

Equipped throughout with d&b audiotechnik loudspeakers in a bespoke configuration, the new design provides seamless coverage of every single seat for the first ...

17/07/2019

DiGiCo Helps Intimate Vilar Performing Arts Center Achieve Grand Ambitions

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado The area around Vail, Colorado has long been a combination of natural beauty and modern taste, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center at ...

17/07/2019

DiGiCo Shines On Alfie Boe UK Tour

Alfie is a very personable and easy-going guy, and he's very appreciative of the job everyone does, says Bunting, who has worked with Boe for several years...

15/07/2019

The Voice South Africa hears the future of sound with

Multi-Media has worked with The Voice since the popular competition hit African soil four years ago. During this time, the company has grown and become more inv...

08/07/2019

Weird Al Yankovic Hits the Road with Strings Attached and

LOS ANGELES, California As to be expected, Weird Al Yankovic's latest North American tour, which kicked off in Clearwater, Florida on June 5 and runs th...

08/07/2019

Splitbean invests in the best and takes DiGiCo SD7T out

The theatre industry has its own demands and they differ from the other areas of the entertainment market. Sound is, of course completely crucial, and Splitbeam...

02/07/2019

DiGiCo Lands in Trinidad & Tobago

Earlier this year, Trinidad and Tobago-based Rent A Amp Sound Co (RAA) took delivery of an SD10 and SD12. The purchase, made through local sales and rental comp...

29/06/2019

DiGiCo lands in the Caribbean

Earlier this year, Trinidad and Tobago-based Rent A Amp Sound Co (RAA) took delivery of an SD10 and SD12, the first DiGiCo consoles to permanently reside in the...

29/06/2019

Lake Travis ISD Performing Arts Center's Three DiGiCo Desks

AUSTIN, Texas The Lake Travis Independent School District comprises its flagship Lake Travis High School and nine other middle and elementary schools, but wha...

08/06/2019

DiGiCo SD9T Delivers Audio Fidelity For Historic East London Theatre

The Grade II listed Victorian theatre's beautiful crimson and gold interior is redolent of the era in which it was built, while much of the handsome exterio...

08/06/2019

Drake Assassination Vacation tour upgrades to DiGiCo SD7 Quantum

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 r...

06/06/2019

DiGiCo Celebrates Coachella's 20th Anniversary in Style

INDIO, California Although currently ranked as the globe's fifth largest music festival, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival-or simply Coachella-...

04/06/2019

Ancienne Belgique stays versatile with DiGiCo

Ancienne Belgique first opened its doors in 1994 and underwent a massive two-year renovation to create a multi-purpose musical hub. Today, it boasts a superbly ...

29/05/2019

Kelly Clarkson Realizes Meaning of Life on the Road with

LOS ANGELES, California Although Kelly Clarkson has performed numerous one-offs and festival shows since the launch of her eighth and most recent studio album...

29/05/2019

CRC invest in trusty DiGiCo

CRC has over 90 satellite branches across South Africa with the main campuses based in Bloemfontein (two venues), Pretoria and now Johannesburg, all using DiGiC...

24/05/2019

SD12 perfectly compact choice for Ward Thomas tour

I chose the SD12 for its compact footprint, twin touchscreens, feature versatility and consistent sound quality, says Robin. The girls were backed by a four-p...

22/05/2019

DiGiCo Set to Showcase New Products and Upgrades at InfoComm

InfoComm 2019 also sees DiGiCo reveal Mustard, a new set of algorithms and options for SD7 Quantum channel strip processing that offer enhanced flexibility and ...

21/05/2019

DiGiCo Eliminates Worries on St. Vincent's Fear The Future Tour

NEW YORK CITY October 2018 After a stint as a solo theatrical show on tour, St. Vincent roared back this year for a tour with a full band. This summer leg...

21/05/2019

Fully Redundant DiGiCo SD12 System Delivers Flawlessly For Pope Francis

NGR was chosen for this important event because of the quality of its equipment, of which DiGiCo is an important part, and its exemplary service, says Ram nas ...

21/05/2019

DiGiCo Launches New DMI options and Previews KLANG Integration at

DiGiCo is delighted to announce the launch of a number of innovative new products at ISE 2019. These include the expansion of the DMI-AMM (Automatic Mic Mixing)...

21/05/2019

DiGiCo SD7 Consoles Have Live Sound At The Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, California February 2019 For the sixth year in a row, the DiGiCo SD7 console was the audio mixing hub for the two most critical junctions of th...

21/05/2019

The BRIT School Gets Students Industry Ready With DiGiCo SD12

Situated in Croydon, South London, The Brit School is a state-funded school for ages 14 to 18 and is dedicated to Education and vocational training for the per...

21/05/2019

DiGiCo Lifts Off on Travis Scott's Astroworld - Wish You

LOS ANGELES, California Mixing just four inputs in an arena show is one of the greatest challenges of my career, shares Ken Pooch Van Druten about his gig...

21/05/2019

DiGiCo Desks Pass Testing with Flying Colors on A$AP Rocky's

NEW YORK CITY Performing in full crash test dummy attire in the shadow of several vintage BMW and Mercedes Benz vehicles suspended over the stage, A$AP Rocky ...

21/05/2019

See DiGiCo KLANG Integration and S-Series Stage48 System at Prolight

ISE gave a first glimpse of the advantages the collaboration of DiGiCo and KLANG:technologies will bring to the companies' customers. Now, Prolight Sound ...

21/05/2019

DiGiCo Exhibits New DMI Option, SD Software Upgrades, and KLANG

The DMI-A3232 card from the 4REA4 Range is now incorporated into the S-Series consoles. This I/O expansion allows for the 4REA4 I/O to be directly connected to ...

21/05/2019

Hot stuff! DiGiCo Reveals Mustard For Quantum 7 at Prolight

Last year's Prolight Sound saw DiGiCo showcase the working debut of its new Quantum 7 processing engine. Developed with seventh generation FPGA devices, i...

21/05/2019

DiGiCo Helps Kane Brown Live Forever

NASHVILLE, Tennessee At only 25 years old, Kane Brown has already accomplished more than most major country stars twice his age. Case in point, in October 201...

21/05/2019

DiGiCo Treats Nicki Minaj Like a Queen on Her Nicki

CLEVELAND, Ohio Although North American audiences were justifiably disappointed when Nicki Minaj cancelled her fall 2018 NickiHndrxx tour with Future after de...

21/05/2019

JLE Audio AB invests in DiGiCo

We had received many requests for DiGiCo consoles, says JLE's Johannes Jonsson. DiGiCo consoles are very rider-friendly, are powerful and flexible, and th...

21/05/2019

DiGiCo SD5 Makes Music With Vetusta Morla

Alberto Ruiz has been relying on DiGiCo consoles since the launch of the D5, the SD5's predecessor, so there was no learning curve. I have been using DiGi...

30/04/2019

DiGiCo Treats Nicki Minaj Like a Queen on Her Nicki WRLD Tour

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Although North American audiences were justifiably disappointed when Nicki Minaj cancelled her fall 2018 NickiHndrxx tour with Future after de...

30/04/2019

DiGiCo Helps Kane Brown "Live Forever"

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - At only 25 years old, Kane Brown has already accomplished more than most major country stars twice his age. Case in point, in October 201...

26/04/2019

First UK Outing For New SD7 Engine As Entec Takes Quantum 7 To Teenage Cancer Trust

Only a few weeks before the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) shows at London's Roy...

24/04/2019

No Looking Back For George Ezra's DiGiCo Package

BRIT Award winner and chart-topping singer-songwriter George Ezra has been back on the road in support of his second studio album Staying at Tamara's. To ha...

23/04/2019

South African State Theatre Invest In DiGiCo And Training

It's all about the training for the South African State Theatre in Pretoria. Having invested in a DiGiCo SD12 at the end of last year, technicians from the ...

18/04/2019

DiGiCo In Demand On Def Leppard World Tour

It has been 40 years since British rockers, Def Leppard, released their debut EP and what a journey they have been on since. More than 100 million record sale...

18/04/2019

Caves Du Manoir Upgrades With DiGiCo SD12

For 40 years, the Caves du Manoir in Martigny, Valais (Switzerland) have been used for cultural events of all kinds. Different crews, collaborators and teams ha...

05/04/2019

DiGiCo Exhibits New DMI Option, SD Software Upgrades, and KLANG Integration at NAB 2019

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - April 2019 - With NAB 2019 just around the corner, DiGiCo an...

03/04/2019

SD12 And SD10 Upgrades Revealed at Prolight + Sound 2019

Prolight Sound 2019 sees DiGiCo showcase new software upgrades for the SD12 and SD10 which take both consoles to a completely new level. When the SD12 was la...

02/04/2019

See DiGiCo KLANG Integration and S Series Stage48 System at Prolight + Sound 2019

Prolight Sound 2019 provides attendees the opportunity to discover the integra...

02/04/2019

Hot stuff! DiGiCo Reveals Mustard For Quantum 7 at Prolight + Sound 2019

Last year's Prolight Sound saw DiGiCo showcase the working debut of its new Quantum 7 processing engine. Developed with seventh generation FPGA devices, i...