Cabaret venue Moulin Rouge, Pigalle district has invested in two DiGiCo S21s, purchased through DiGiCo’s French distributor, DV2, bringing the audio system at the iconic cabaret venue bang up to date.
In the spring of 2018, Paris-based sales and installation company, Synoptic Broadcast, provided the S21s – one as the main console and one as a backup – at the request of Moulin Rouge sound engineer, Bruno Ravary, who wanted to replace the existing desks with a compact format console that would fit into the amount of space available.
Bruno explained:“I decided to change to DiGiCo simply because I went to a concert where a friend was using an SD10 and I liked the sound, but we’ve also worked with and SD9 and SD11 for the recording of a TV Show, so we are familiar with the brand and for me there is no comparison with other product in terms of quality, size and price.”
Used for the Féerie, a show that features a troupe of 80 artists, including 60 Doriss Girls who wear 1000 traditional costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins, the S21 uses around 25 inputs and 15 outputs, and is plugged in to an Andiamo audio interface running in MADI.
Bruno added:“It’s a real pleasure to work on a S21 ,we can work quickly and easily. It’s also great to have a DiGiCo UB MADI for when we want to do recordings.”
What has really struck Bruno is the notable improvement in sound rendering. He concluded:“From the instant we listened to the system we noticed a better sound quality; an incredible dynamic, a perfect definition, the engineers using the console came to ask us what we had done and we said, we just changed the consoles!”