Sound engineer Martin Stoll purchased a Soundcraft Si Compact 24 digital console to add to the inventory of his production company Eggs and Bulbs ahead of the build up to the UEFA Champions League final.
The UEFA Champions Festival 2011, which took place at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, was a week - long celebration of football, culminating with the Champions League final at Wembley stadium.
Needing a small-footprint surface with contemporary features to run the festival, Stoll searched through a number of candidates. Yet with a Soundcraft Vi1 already in Eggs and Bulbs’ inventory he decided upon a Si Compact 24 to take care of the second performance stage, while the Vi1 handled the main stage. The sale was dealt with by Thomann Audio Professional.
Stoll said he was very impressed with the desk, commenting: “The Si Compact 24 has the same sound characteristics as the Vi series and we can use optical MADI with the Vi Stageboxes extremely economically – giving us a better performance at a highly competitive price.”