Sweden’s Largest Soundcraft
Friday, 6 July 2001
Sweden’s Largest Soundcraft
The celebrated Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg is the largest in Sweden, and has become a primary live performance venue, welcoming top international performers such as the Rolling Stones, as well as leading Swedish artists. Its huge outdoor concert stage has recently revamped its sound system, ordering one of the largest Soundcraft front-of-house desks in the country.

Liseberg was founded in 1923, a Disney-style amusement park which includes a 1400m-long roller coaster. It has a number of live performance areas, the largest of which has the capacity for audiences of up to 10,000 people, and it is here that the Soundcraft Series FIVE console has been installed in a permanent FOH control room. It is not the first Soundcraft for Liseberg; the first shows at the venue were mixed on a Soundcraft 800. Less than two years ago, in the first phase of refurbishment, sound contractors Gothenburg Audio specified and installed an L-Acoustic V-DOSC system, together with a new Soundcraft SM20 monitor console, oneof the first in Sweden.

The arrival of the 56-input Soundcraft Series FIVE completes Liseberg’s sound reinforcement system, which will be used daily during the summer. Jan Setterburg of Soundcraft distribution company TTS explained how the contract was awarded. "The physical constraints of the FOH control booth make it very difficult for an act to bring in its own mixing console. One of the reasons for choosing a Series FIVE of this size was to provide comprehensive facilities which could handle any production, as well as being ergonomically familiar to visiting engineers." The front-of house engineer Dan Rigtorp is delighted with the new desk, as is monitor engineer Nicolas Bergling, who has enhanced his Soundcraft SM20 with dBx equalisation.

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