Rome, Italy (March 10, 2010)--Aviom's Pro16 personal mixing system ensures that the house band never misses a beat on one of Italy's top variety programs, The Fiorello Show.
Host Rosario Fiorello performs alongside some of Italy's greatest performers on the show, which combines music and comedy sketches with audience interaction. Faced with swift and constant changes, the Pro16 equipment, supplied by Italian Aviom distributor, Sisme spa, allows the monitor engineer to provide customized mixes to the band's nine members.
"I am impressed with the versatility and stability of the Aviom Pro16 equipment," says Enrico Belli, monitor engineer for the The Fiorello Show. I love the sound and the ease with which I am able to set up the system. Since the musical format varies with each sketch, the nine A-16II Personal Mixers provide the musicians with the flexibility to adapt their monitor mix to each musical genre."
The dual Aviom A16-D Pro A-Net Distributors, which feed the band's nine A-16II Personal Mixers, receive signals from two D-16c A-Net cards installed in the mixing console, a DiGiCo D5. Belli sends a stereo aux split to provide musicians with an overall mix, along with each individual instrument section to the appropriate musicians so they are able to make a more customized mix.
Belli also has the task of maintaining an audio system that is set up on a mobile stage where the band performs. Since the Aviom system is connected through Cat-5 cables, Belli is able to reduce the number of wires that run behind the mobile stage's screens and props to the A-16II Personal Mixers.
"By using just two Cat-5 cables, I am able make a quick repair if something on stage comes unplugged," says Belli. "With live TV, you don't get a second chance, so the Aviom system helps to ensure that even if something does happen, the band can still give a stellar performance."