Italy (June 30, 2004)–Italian Broadcast Network, RAI Uno, recently installed Aviom’s personal monitor mixing system for their program “Stasera pago io Revolution” (translates to “I Pay Tonight – Revolution), hosted by Italian Entertainer Rosario Fiorello. The show is broadcast live on Saturdays, from 9pm to midnight.
Marco Cunsolo, the chief audio engineer, monitors and mixes a live orchestra for the broadcast–a job that provides its share of challenges. In an effort to simplify, Cunsolo and the band members recently switched to Aviom’s personal monitor mixing system, which allows him to distribute audio to individual band members, giving each their own personal headphone mix.
The live orchestra includes 37 players, set on both sides of the stage in two three-tiered towers. Members of the orchestra use Aviom A-16 personal mixers for cue monitoring while performing live. Behind the scenes, three A-16T input modules are used to deliver A-Net audio data to 40 separate A-16 personal mixers. Each player has an A-16 personal mixer placed near his/her music stand. Audio is monitored via headphones.
“The Aviom system has made my job easier because I only have to concentrate on just one mix,” stated Cunsolo. “Before, I had to do mixes for each band member. Now, each is able to do his or her own, which is a lot less stressful for me. It enables us to set up presets too, so if I want to shut off all the instruments when the band is not playing, I can do that as well. It’s really a very flexible piece of equipment that has several useful controls that make what we hear inside our headphones sound much better.”