Penryn, UK (December 11, 2007)–For the recent Barclays Open championship, held at Sentosa luxury island resort in Singapore, Singapore-based broadcast equipment supplier, Broadcast Solutions Pte Ltd, used Allen & Heath’s iLive digital system. The setup to manage the audio requirements of the event comprised an iDR10 mix rack with iLive-176 control surface.
The four-day Barclays Singapore Open attracted numerous competitors, which included two-time defending champion Adam Scott (Australia), world number two Phil Mickelson (USA), Ernie Els (South Africa), US Open champion Angel Cabrera (Argentina), and three-time Major champion Vijay Singh (Fiji), all competing for prize money of US$4 million.
Australian freelance sound engineer, Rob Hornbuckle, was appointed by the event’s AV organizers, World Sport Group, to engineer the broadcast audio for the tournament, which was broadcast live on ESPNStar Sport.
“Rob was already comfortably configuring and mixing with iLive before the arrival of our engineers who were supposed to be there to help in the set up,” said Bock Thye from Sindo Exports, Allen & Heath’s distributor in Singapore and Malaysia, who, along with representatives from their associate company, PT Santika from Allen & Heath’s Indonesian distributor, were on hand to provide technical support.
“Rob configured six group outputs from the 32 mixes available, and used all of the 48 inputs on the mix rack and the additional eight inputs on the surface. He made full use of the iLive’s virtual patch bay routing, and was very impressed with how quick and easy it is to assign the surface control strips,” added Broadcast Solutions’ operations manager, Azman.
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