La Source implements audio for events

AUTHOR: Inavate

La Source, a multifunction arts venue in Fontaine, France is utilising three DiGiCo SD8s throughout the building. Apex Audio supplied the digital consoles, two of which are installed in the venue’s ‘Big Room’.

Comprising three spaces, the ‘Big Room’ with a capacity of 400-600, the Ampli (240 standing) and the Auditorium (119 seated), La Source has a three-headed function. The first is educational and the teaching facilities of the city’s Municipal Music School have moved into the new building. The second function is cultural - involving the local population in a range of events, both as audience and participants. The third is artistic, the venue aims to provide high quality facilities for a wide range of live music and theatrical performances.

Two of the SD8s, supplied by DiGiCo distributor Apex Audio’s French office, are installed in the ‘Big Room’, at the front of house and monitor positions, with the third fulfilling both functions in the Ampli. The former is connected to the onstage DiGiRack via MADI, with a Yamaha DME64N routing output signals to L-Acoustics LA8 amplifiers, powering a dV-DOSC line array system. All audio within the system is at 24 bit/48 kHz resolution. At the monitor position, the second SD8 provides mixes for 12 L-Acoustics 112P active monitors, two-way sidefills and three sets of Shure PSM700 in-ears.

Meanwhile, in The Ampli the SD8 provides audio for another L-Acoustics front of house system and monitors.