17 December 2014


Since its opening in 2005, Budapest and Hungary’s cultural hub, the Palace of Arts, has represented more than a hundred years of the culture and history of the Hungarian people. Built as a conglomeration of venues, the building has no precedent in 20th century Hungarian architecture and many believe it has no peers in the whole of Central Europe.

Known to Hungarians as Müpa, the venue provides a home for classical, contemporary, popular, world music, jazz and opera, as well as contemporary circus, dance, literature and film. Recently, the Palace of the Arts added a DiGiCo SD10 mixing console to its audio inventory, in the hope it will help maintain its status as one of the best music venues in Europe.


“The Palace of Arts’ sound engineers gained a lot of experience on DiGiCo consoles, particularly the SD8, during this summer’s festival season,” says Imre Makkay of Chromasound, DiGiCo’s Hungarian distributor who supplied the Palace’s SD10. “They found it very easy to handle, transparent sounding and they always had great backup from the local tech support team.  

Müpa states that its ‘fundamental task is to introduce new artistic trends and directions – while respecting Hungarian and European artistic traditions – and to relay them in a clearly understandable way that creates rich and rewarding experiences to be enjoyed by both the connoisseur and the person on the street.’ It currently houses five performance rooms and a further five event places. The biggest room is the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, which is where the DiGiCo SD10 resides.

“In the Palace of Arts, the technology they use is specified to an extremely high level and to drive the Meyer Sound front PA, they needed to have an absolutely top quality console,” explained Makkay.



Excerpts from Press Release


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