Several Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing systems were utilized by APR Audio and SXS Events for separate Olympic events in Weymouth (England), site of all sailing events.
Somerset-based APR Audio deployed iLive systems for the opening night at the Weymouth & Portland Beach Live Site, which hosted live entertainment, welcomed the Team Great Britain Sailing Squad, and broadcast a live screening of the London opening ceremony.
The company employed the largest control surface in the series - the iLive-176 - at front of house, with an iLive-T112 at monitors, both fed from an iDR-64 MixRack.
An iDR-48 with iLive-144 was also set up to manage monitors for Eliza Carty, who headlined the opening night.
Meanwhile, SXS Events managed the Bayside Festival, which was hosted alongside the Weymouth Olympic Sailing Events. Located at the end of Weymouth beach, the festival had two outdoor stages, and iLive-T80 and a T112 iLive systems were used on the main stage for house and monitors.
“The 17-day event had a minimum of seven bands on each day, so the iLives were especially useful as they enabled us to recall settings where time restrictions meant that we were unable to do sound checks,” notes Justin Litten, production manager for SXS Events. “The guest engineers also really enjoyed using it, and those engineers who normally used analog found the transition to digital very easy.
“The systems were presented with another challenge, as they were exposed to Atlantic winds and salt spray for a prolonged period of time, but this did not pose a problem at all.”
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