Gearworx are a Sydney-based hire and production company with a focus on providing audio, visual and lighting for churches, schools and corporate events. Along with its sister company in Cape Town, South Africa, Gearworx also has considerable experience in installation and upgrades for Houses of Worship and music venues. Last week, Gearworx received a new addition to their hire arsenal: A brand new DiGiCo Quantum 338.
Gearworx are among the first handful of companies in Australia to get their hands on DiGiCo’s latest flagship digital mixing solution, and the excitement upon delivery was palpable. Sporting a sleek new look and impressive new design features, the Quantum 338 represents a dramatic step up in connectivity and processing power.
Gearworx’s Director, Edmond Phiri, says he chose the console based on the quality of the DiGiCo brand and its role as an industry-standard: “I’m very much into the hire and supply aspects of live production, so I’m not always behind the console myself- but I can tell you that usually its DiGiCo that the engineers are asking for, and I’ve come to trust the quality and reliability of the manufacturer. That’s why it was a pretty easy choice when it came to our next purchase- The Quantum 338 is going to lead our main hire package and we also have an SD12 here which will be available for our budget hire packages.”
Edmond, who has over a decade of experience as a production manager and has assisted with staging and logistics for acts like RÜFÜS DU SOL, says that he intends for Gearworx to source the very best solutions available: “I’m all about wanting to supply the kind of equipment that engineers are eager to use- we’ve already had quite a few people come by to check out the Quantum 338- and I’ve enjoyed seeing their faces light up whilst they’ve been tinkering and drooling over the new system.”
The Quantum 338, like the Quantum 7 before it, features all the benefits of the new Quantum engine. These include Nodal Processing, True Solo, Mustard Processing and native FPGA audio features such as Spice Rack: offering a host of ‘plug-in’-style signal processors and effects.
“Not only is the Quantum 338 cutting edge technology, but also the first DiGiCo model in recent years to be designed and built from the ground up. I’m looking forward to seeing how it will perform and what our people will be able to accomplish with it in the future.”