Kimbra storms the US with DiGiCo SD11

Friday, 29 June 2012
Kimbra storms the US with DiGiCo SD11Kimbra on tour in the US (photo: Craig Banks)
USA - Neo-electro pop diva Kimbra has been a rising star over the past couple of years. With her fame clearly ascending, this defiant and ground-breaking artist entered Australia's music scene only to take out the 2011 Aria for best female artist. Hailing originally from New Zealand, Australia quickly claimed her at the tender age of 17 subsequently launching her now internationally blossoming career.

Kimbra has been touring the US with monitor engineer Rod Metheson using a DiGiCo SD11. "The great thing about the SD11 is that I could fit it into a Samsonsite case," says Metheson. "I made a frame which goes over it that keeps the buttons and screens protected. It just looks like luggage to customs officials. They seem to make a big fuss when they see a road case, trying to charge additional freight and the like. It's pretty amazing that I could just check it in as regular luggage.

"During some of the bigger gigs along the tour, I had a few people walk past me and say 'you're not using that little thing are you? The answer from me was always a resounding yes!"

(Jim Evans)


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