ISTANBUL, Turkey — Altincizme, an audio
rental company based in Istanbul, recently provided a pair of HARMAN Soundcraft
Vi Series consoles as part of the sound reinforcement system for three concerts
at Istanbul’s Harbiye Open Air Theater featuring legendary Turkish pop
superstar Sezen Aksu. Appearing with her Acoustic Band (featuring Fahir Atakoglu) she was returning after a 2-year absence from performing live for the Istanbul
audience (having been away touring Europe with Vi6 consoles and
Altinçizme).Once again the trusty Soundcraft desks were on duty in Istanbul.
Vi1 at FOH and Vi6 at the stage removed any of the risks associated with the
unpredictability of a Sezen Aksu performance. FOH sound engineer Serdar Altincizme
says he swears by the 2-screen’ solution of the Vi, while monitor engineer
Kenan Ozkaplan never seems to part with his Vi6 regardless of the venue or
always request the Soundcraft Vi desks, and it seems like regardless of where I
go, the companies are able to provide them,” claimed Mr. Altincizme. “There is
no substitute, for all the emotions Ms. Aksu’s songs portray, the Vi simply
absorbs it smoothly and transmits it to the audiences.”
from the worldwide availability of the desk, the FOH engineer commends its
compact footprint, smooth preamps and the board layout, which has an analogue
feel to it.
had been the first Turkish PA company to purchase and use the Vi6 when it was
first manufactured, and prior to that, the family business, founded in 1955 by
the late Necdet Altincizme,and managed by his sons Serdar and Serhan
Altincizme, boasted over two decades of history with Soundcraft’s analogue
line. Today they own two Vi6 consoles, two Vi1 consoles and stageboxes for all
of the consoles.
rental company also receives good local support and service from Samim Mutluer,
from HARMAN Professional distributor, SF Ses ve Isik Sistemleri. “These desks
are now in demand on almost every single rider,” concluded Serdar. “With its
comfortable interface and premium pre-amps, it’s easy to see why we prefer it.”
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs,
manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for
the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading
brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson.
The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports
leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than
20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and
infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the
Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal
year ended June 30, 2012.