Since 1979, Nashville-based Spectrum Sound has been providing concert production
and rental services to some of the biggest names in country, Christian, rock and
beyond. Certainly one of the reasons for its success over the years has been the
company’s firm commitment to providing what Founder Ken Porter calls “best-in-class
equipment’—a collection that has once again expanded thanks to Spectrum’s recent
addition of six new DiGiCo SD12 mixing consoles and four additional SD-Racks.

This latest purchase complements Spectrum’s already impressive DiGiCo inventory
previously comprising four S21, six SD10 and a dozen SD9 consoles, as well as 15
SD-Racks and eight D-Racks.

“The SD12 fits into our rental inventory very well,’ says Live Sound Accounts Manager
Bobby George, who has been with Spectrum for the past eight years. “We have a fair
amount of touring clients that use DiGiCo, and we feel that this console will be a
natural fit for them as they move up from other DiGiCo platforms.’

George notes that the SD12s have already been put into service on a number of
festivals, tours and one-off events—including two large Harvest Christian Fellowship
events with Greg Laurie at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium and University of Phoenix
Stadium, which used four desks to run FOH and monitors on A and B stage setups for
a variety of Contemporary artists like David Crowder, Lecrae, Jeremy Camp,
NEEDTOBREATHE, Phil Wickham, MercyMe and others. Each console was paired with
its own SD-Rack, connected via fibre, and equipped with a full complement of Waves

“The first thing that every engineer has told us as they’ve walked up to the SD12 for
the first time is that they really like the double screens compared to the SD10, SD9
and SD8, especially on a board this compact,’ he says. “Many of them have also
commented on the angle of the screens, saying that it improves visibility. The screens
make setting up and operating the desk super-easy while providing fast access to the
most important parameters for on-the-fly adjustments during the show. We’ve had a
great success rate with them so far, and all of the engineers have been very happy.’

“To me, the SD12 feels like the next logical step within the SD product line, and once
you combine that with the new 32-bit mic pres, it’s a real winner,’ George adds. “Add
to that the exceptional service we’ve always received from Group One, DiGiCo’s US
distributor, and it made perfect sense to add these new desks to our rental inventory.’