Captivate AV have loaded their console’s DMI ports with Dante connectivity and KLANG immersive in-ear mixing
Australia - Captivate AV has been a provider of full production services on the Gold Coast since 2016. The company specialises in events and installations, crafting bespoke audio-visual solutions for corporate events, schools, houses of worship, festivals, artists and beyond. The business’s expanding system requirements prompted an investment in a DiGiCo Quantum 338 mixing console to raise production values.
Captivate AV director Chris Lang outlines Captivate AV’s seamless integration of the Quantum 338. “When we started Captivate AV, [the directors] each had our own SD11i console with D-Racks. As our need to supply larger systems grew, we added a SD8-24, SD10-24 and S21 to our inventory, along with various racks and connection accessories.
“When the Quantum series was released, it was clear this was a new era of audio consoles and we wanted to be on the leading edge. With high demand for fibre systems from the touring market, this was a must and integrates nicely with our SD10 which is already on fibre. The Quantum’s I/O capacity is unmatched, and we can safely put the console in any situation with confidence that audio will make it to its destination - wherever needed, and by whatever means required.”
“ON first firing up the Quantum 338 and running some multitracks through it, we were pleasantly surprised by how much nicer the effects processing came across. We also enjoyed applying some of the new Mustard compressors, which bring new life to traditional band instruments. Adding in the Chilli 6 on the Spice Rack was really the icing on the cake for what can now be achieved on board.
“After running it through some gigs, we really got used to having channels across three bright and responsive touch screens - something hard to go back from! Nodal processing came in handy on some effects busses, being able to EQ and compress things a little differently through different wedges, without having to duplicate channels for particular sends was a really impressive touch.”
Captivate AV have loaded their console’s DMI ports with Dante connectivity and KLANG immersive in-ear mixing. “We have been using KLANG IEM processing since it became a part of the DiGiCo infrastructure and love being able to roll out great sounding in-ear mixes with ease,” Chris explains.
Hillcrest Christian College, a Gold Coast-based education centre and Captivate AV client, were equally impressed with the Quantum 338. Recently employing the system for use in a school production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, theatre manager Anthony Kissick was elated at the opportunity to use the console.
“I have personally been a DiGiCo user for more than a decade and we currently have an SD11 as the primary console for our College theatre,” he says. “Knowing that Captivate AV had acquired a Quantum 338, I was overjoyed when we were able to use it for our College’s musical theatre production.”

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