Seattle, WA (May 25, 2007)–Emerald Downs, Seattle’s horse racing circuit nestled at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, has just installed an iLive 144 and iDR10 digital mixing system from Allen & Heath.
Walter Lucas (left) of Seattle Pro Audio and Owen McClain, chief audio mixing engineer for Emerald Downs, in front of the Allen & Heath iLive console in the main control room.The console is installed in the track’s main control room and handles 56 inputs from various audio sources including announcer mics, the many simulcasts that provide playback of events for the spectators, and more. Walter Lucas of Seattle Pro Audio presided over the installation.
All 32 mix outputs of the iDR10 are utilized, and the programmable nature of the iLive surface allowed the engineers to configure the different mix outputs to provide feeds to the stadium, boxes, hospitality suites, track, OB vans, other broadcast feeds, and monitor mixes. The iLive provides a control surface to access and adjust any of the output feeds.
“The iLive was chosen for its routing flexibility, easy of use, superior audio quality, and small footprint, ” states Owen McClain, Emerald Downs’ chief audio mixing engineer. “The console handles various announcer mics and multiple video feeds that are distributed across different parts of the track. In addition to the varying house mixes, we also send mixes to live uplinks that are broadcast to sports bars across the Seattle area. Mix minus busses are utilized for phone calls, and other audio mixes are created for broadcast feeds that are supplied to OB trucks and national TV stations. Everything works together beautifully!”
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