Global Radio Group Live Producer and Sound Engineer Chris Denman at XFM
United Kingdom (August 7, 2013)—An Allen & Heath iLive mixing system was recently installed to the live studio at the UK’s radio station XFM. The system includes an iLive-T112 and iDR-64 MixRack.
The system is intended to record visiting artists for pre-recording sessions. The MixRack is mounted in the studio’s equipment rack so it can be patched to the studio tie lines and building’s technical network. The iDR-64 is fitted with an M-Dante module, and connected to a Mac which has Dante Virtual Soundcard and runs Apple Logic for recording. Mic preamp signals are sent pre-processing to the DAW.
Up to 10 stereo auxiliary headphone mixes are provided for musicians’ personal monitoring. Musicians also have the option to dial up and tweak their mixes using an iPad running the OneMix app.
“The iLive has been great to work with. I love the transparent preamps and the tracking workflow,” said Chris Denman, Live Producer & Sound Engineer at Global Radio Group. “I find it is very quick and easy to set up monitor mixes I can create an amazing stereo mix and then copy/paste across the auxes and only have to make minute adjustments for each band member. This creates a very relaxed and pleasant environment for tracking.”
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