Hire Sound and Digico picked by SKAB

Swedish truck body manufacturer SKAB opts for Hire Sound and Digico consoles as the company treated its employees and their families to an anniversary party.

Event management company 2e Group appointed Hire Sound to provide sound reinforcement for the party, which took place in Falkenberg’s Falkenhalle. The party was for 550 SKAB staff and their families, celebrating the group’s 100 years anniversary.

“The plan was to put on a really grand show,” said Hire Sound Sweden’s Tobias Larsson. “In total over 100 professionals worked to realise SKAB’s vision – to create the greatest corporate party ever!”

Founders of Hire Sound Sweden, Magnus Wiborg and Olle Persson manned a DiGiCo SD8 and SD8-24 for FoH and monitors respectively.

“The choice was pretty easy to make, because we like so many things about the SD8,” said Larsson. “One of the main benefits is that we can use it for so many different types of event. Not long ago we did an open air concert with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, which got great reviews, and the SKAB party was another complete success – both the guests and organisers were absolutely thrilled.”

He continued, “Other things about DiGiCo consoles that we really like are the audio quality – a big sound with really good preamps; great sounding effects, perfect dynamic control and easy workflow. They have very flexible routing, setup and are easy to learn, you can learn one DiGiCo console and handle them all.

“They also have the best in class snapshot editing and DiGiCo provides great support, giving you the confidence to handle events even in the most demanding situations. We will continue to buy and make use of DiGiCo consoles in the future. We simply love them.”