Vasco Rossi delivers with DiGiCo’s Quantum 338
Tuesday, 1 November 2022
vascorossiMore than 600,0000 fans enjoyed one of Italy’s most famous and best-loved singers
Italy - Vasco Rossi is known for selling 225,173 tickets, the highest number ever to a single show, in his home region of Modena in 2017. After the success of his last stadium tour, Vasco Non Stop Live 019, and in anticipation of his upcoming album Siamo qui this November, Vasco has marked his return to the live stage by playing 11 sold out concerts.
Supplied by Italian rental company, Agorà, DiGiCo consoles took up both the front of house and monitor positions, with Vasco’s long-time sound engineer, Andrea Corsellini, utilising a pair of Quantum 338s at FOH.
For this tour, alongside the Quantum 338s, the set up included five DiGiCo SD-Racks on stage - two for monitors, two for the FoH and one for effects, all connected via an Optocore optical loop.
“In a show like this, redundancy is a ‘must’ and the use of Optocore guaranteed that reliability and, therefore, peace of mind,” explains Corsellini. “We had two Q338s in full mirror mode, so anything I do on one is directly mirrored on the other, so much so that during the evenings it didn’t matter which console I used.”
Corsellini notes the Quantum 338 offers flexibility and a feature-rich mixing experience. “Having many years of experience working with DiGiCo Quantum consoles, there are several interesting features I like on the Quantum 338. The Spice Rack is undoubtedly one of those, the virtual processors have really narrowed the gap with outboard equipment,” he continues.
The trio of high brightness multitouch 17-inch screens was another key benefit Corsellini took full advantage of during the Vasco Live ‘022 tour. “The sensitivity and brightness of the displays on Quantum 338s were perfect in all conditions, which is important when you spend hours and hours in the sun,” he says. “The surface is also intuitive and, like all DiGiCos, very user-friendly and simple to use.”
Using a total of 98 inputs, 24 stereo groups, 16 stereo aux and eight matrix inputs, Corsellini assigned a group of the band mix to a stereo output which was then assigned to a section of the L-Acoustics K Series system and a group output of the main vocal mix to another stereo output that was allocated to another section. “I squeezed every bit of juice out of these great consoles,” he says.
With over a month of performances and more than 600,0000 fans enjoying one of Italy’s most famous and best-loved singers, Vasco Rossi’s tour came to an end. “It was gratifying beyond words to see all those thousands of people gathered under the same roof and enjoying live performance once again; their excitement was palpable,” concludes Corsellini. “I really happy with the technical flow of the shows, and the performance of Quantum 338 was flawless.”

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