Austin, TX (May 8, 2012)—When Austin’s Latitude 30 club recently hosted Cato Music’s British Music Embassy showcase, an Allen & Heath iLive system was installed for the week-long event.
There were performances from nearly 60 bands over the course of the week-long festival, including emerging talent Django Django, fiN, Maverick Sabre, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Jonquil, Ben Howard, Slow Club, Twin Atlantic, D/R/U/G/S, Skindred, and Clock Opera.
The iLive iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface was installed at FOH, digitally split using a Dante networking card to a duplicate iDR-48/T112 for monitors. “I ran the desk in a very analog way—all inputs on the left banks, and master section on the right—nd some visiting engineers wanted things moved around, but we always managed to get the bands ready in the 15 minute changeovers,” said FOH house engineer, Fabrizio Piazzini.
“The festival patch included 37 channels, but running iLive Editor meant I could drop all the channels for each performance on a single layer with just a few clicks. On the monitor side, we were running five mixes, with the odd band turning up with full IEM rigs. To ring out the wedges, we used the iLive MixPad app so we could actually EQ the system in the spot the artist would stand.”
The iLive system was supplied by Allen & Heath’s USA distributor, American Music & Sound, which also supplied Turbosound loudspeakers and beyerdynamic mics.
“I think iLive was a critical piece of the set up and it delivered every night,” commented Glen Rowe from Cato Music. “The British Music Embassy was a huge success this year and some sessions were so busy, we set up more delays and opened the windows on the venue for people to hear outside!”
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