Audio Logic & DiGiCo Bring The Funk 2 The fDeluxe Family Reunion
To say that September was a busy month for Audio Logic Systems (ALS) would be considered an understatement. Not only did the A/V integrators celebrate a 20th anniversary milestone with a mega bash replete with music, food and drinks at their Minneapolis headquarters, but they also took on the production for a major concert event at the historic Loring Theater—in addition to a slew of smaller one-off events and installs. The show was the reuniting of four of The Family’s original members—“St. Paul” Peterson, Jellybean Johnson, Susannah Melvoin and Eric Leeds—after nearly three decades apart. After debuting in 1986, The Family’s self-titled, Prince-produced album received critical acclaim (and produced the single, ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, famously covered by Sinead O’Connor). But after a single, sell-out show at First Avenue, they went their separate ways. The Loring concert saw the group re-emerge under the new name of fDeluxe and celebrating the release of their new CD, ‘Gaslight’.
For the momentous occasion, Audio Logic owner John Markiewicz and systems tech Ed Coutu brought in a full d&b audiotechnik system comprised of J-SUBs, J Infra Subs and C7 mid-high cabs, Q10 front fills, with d&b M6 wedges, plus two DiGiCo consoles—an SD8 at FOH and an SD10—for handling the group’s wedges and in-ear monitoring systems. He was confident the consoles would be up to the task of handling the sizeable production with exceptional sonics and ease. Since 2009, they’ve purchased a total of three DiGiCo consoles and have plans for adding a fourth in the coming year. In that short time, Markiewicz has become a DiGiCo diehard. Source – DiGiCo Press Release