Mixing vet relies on DiGiCo SD5
"On CNN Heroes, I had the only DiGiCo console," Peterson recalls. "Monitors were handled on a PM5D. On The Video Game awards, my FOH SD5 and a [stage monitor] foldback SD10 shared two DiGiCo SD Racks backstage for 112 inputs and 64 outputs divided between the two consoles. When sharing head-amp signals, we didn't use the DiGiCo Gain Tracking feature. Instead, we found a good starting head-amp level and communicated any changes before making them. That way, changes weren't happening without the operator knowing about it pre-hand.
"For both of these shows," he continues, "I tuned the PA system using just the SD5's Output EQ and Delay on the Matrix outs. In fact, using a DiGiCo UB MADI USB interface, the console also served as my test mic interface for Rational Acoustics Smaart 7."