Ted Subotky, Head Audio Engineer at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, with the Midas & KT equipment that keeps the KCPA sounding world-class
“We handle everything from presidential conventions to rock concerts to lectures, along with a handful of annual television broadcasts,” says Doukas, “so we need a mic splitter to deliver reliability, high sound quality and flexibility. And, being a Midas house, we’ve set ourselves a high sonic benchmark, so the Klark Teknik DN1248 Plus splitters were the obvious choice: as well as having Midas Heritage-derived preamps they are also the FM version, which have balanced transformers on every output. No other product could offer the sonic clarity we’re used to here.”
left to right: Terry Schwartz, Master Electrician; Bill Mengel, Production Manager; Peter Bell, Head Carpenter and Ted Subotky, Head Audio Engineer
Doukas and Subotky assembled four DN1248 Plus splitters in a custom rack with high-end multi-connectors. The rack is wired with all four sets of 48 outputs interconnected, ready for splitting into any number of FOH, monitor, recording and multi-purpose mic configurations. Also included is a high quality rack-mounted powered monitor, configured to PFL any of the 48 splitter channels utilising the Solo Link feature of the DN1248 Plus splitter.
“I’m definitely an analogue person,” Doukas adds, “and it makes sense to have the same level of “rider-friendly” sound quality we have in our consoles in our splitter rack. Analogue is ideal for this application—warm sound and plenty of headroom. Of course, that said, we’re looking forward to beta-testing a Midas XL8; digital or analogue, if it sounds like Midas and KT, it’ll work for me.”