Cornwall, UK (July 15, 2011)–An A&H iLive mixing system recently ran non-stop for over five months on a reality show broadcast in Hungary.
Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system managed the audio broadcast feed for RTL Klub TV channel’s ValÛ Vil·g (Real World) reality show in Hungary, running non-stop for a total of 164 days.
The producers wanted two separate systems running 24 hours a day, picking up different material which could be selected for the final daily edit. Installed by A&H’s national distributor, Audmax, in collaboration with system integrator, Rexfilm Ltd., an iDR10 modular MixRack was installed in a studio room managing 32 inputs, and a second iDR10 in the CAR-room managing 24 inputs and 48 outputs. Both MixRacks were connected via ACE (Audio and Control over Ethernet) to iLive-144 control surfaces located in the sound control room, and fitted with Ethersound to network them together for input sharing. The program’s sound engineers then used iLive Editor to manage both systems.
“iLive was selected for its responsive, simple interface, as well as the system’s audio networking possibilities, the availability of a large number of channels, and the system’s renowned reliability,” explains Audmax’s Attila Arki. “iLive’s audio networking options meant we did not need lots of analogue cables, while the system offered a new level of flexibility which allowed us to resolve the installation’s complex DSP requirements quickly and easily. The EtherSound option enabled the two iLive racks to share inputs, making it possible for us to create 64 channels over a single CAT5 cable.”
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