Audio Kris Expands DiGiCo Inventory with SD10

Audio Kris India is a fast-growing dynamic rental company based in Panaji, Goa.

The company handles touring and live needs for both corporate and major music shows. Recently, the company invested in its first DiGiCo SD10 and SD-Rack and 32-Bit Mic Pre-Amp Card, supplied by from DiGiCo’s India distributor, Hi-Tech Audio Systems of New Delhi.

Started in 1999 by Cristovam (Cris) De Monte Furtado as an audio rental company, Audio Kris has expanded its business to include all aspect of live events. “We have been using DiGiCo consoles since the beginning. Their reliability, pristine audio quality and simplicity of setup were the main reason we chose them,” said Cris.

“For many years, artist tech riders include DiGiCo consoles as a requirement and we always want to satisfy our client’s needs with DiGiCo. The entire team at Audio Kris is excited about the addition of the SD10, which is our third DiGiCo console.”

“Chris is determined to take his company to the next level of success by staying ahead of the competition, in terms of both knowledge and technology,” said Rajan Gupta, Managing Director of Hi-Tech Audio Systems.

“The addition of the SD10 is a turning point for the company. The purchase was made in answer to the growing demand in and around Goa, which is one of the most happening destinations for global artists and musicians.”

Cris and his technical team have found the combination of the SD10 and SD-Rack to be one of the best all-around packages available to the industry, offering the right balance of sound quality, versatility and all-around control. The system runs via an Optocore connection.

From live concerts to corporate events, conferences to gala dinners, Audio Kris caters to a wide range of clientele. Cris, a long-time SD user, starting with a DiGiCo SD9 8 years ago, said: “We quickly decided to add an SD10 to our inventory because of our growing list of clients, which includes various audio-related events. With its high fader count, and high input and output buss counts the SD10 is the right addition for our rental stock. Plus, if you’re using an SD-Rack via Optocore, the audio quality is amazing and the final outcome superb.”

Karl Da Costa, Systems and Audio Engineer at Audio Kris, shared his experience of DiGiCo SD10. “Extra fader banks, additional user-defined macro keys and a more elaborate control surface makes this console very hands-on without having to toggle screens to get to specific functions,” he says.

“Audio Kris’s SD10 has the Optocore network already implemented to accommodate the growing demand for Optocore equipped DiGiCo solutions in the market now and in the future,” concludes Nirdosh Aggarwal, Hi-Tech Audio’s Director of Sales. “We are glad that we could deliver the best to Audio Kris and we are always there to provide after-sales training and support.”