As one of the most popular singers in Turkey, Tarkan regularly sells out shows at the country’s major venues. And, in September 2014, the country's 'Prince of Pop' play nine consecutive shows at the 4000-capacity Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, with a DiGiCo SD5 specially purchased by production company Staras.
The open air amphitheatre is one of Istanbul’s most popular venues, especially in summer, when it hosts a variety of live shows by both national and international artists, as well as a number of cultural festivals.
Staras Technical Production handled the lighting, sound and staging for the shows and accepted the request by Tarkan’s production team for a DiGiCo SD5 console for the monitor mix.
Gorkem Celikbilek from DiGiCo’s Turkish distributor, Asimetrik, says: “Although Staras has been in business for 30 years, they had not previously used DiGiCo consoles. Tarkan’s engineers specifically requested the SD5 for these shows and Staras were happy to invest in one from us."
He continues: “Not only did the SD5 help to ensure that the audience enjoyed a fantastic sound at all nine Tarkan shows, but Staras’ other clients can now also enjoy all the benefits of the SD5, with it now in their rental stock. Investing in the SD5 has truly helped Staras to take their productions to the next level.”