UK-based Shine Systems has selected a Mackie DL1608 digital live mixer with iPad control as the console for the audio system serving 24,000-capacity Welford Road Stadium, home of the Leicester Tigers rugby club.
Founded in 1880, Tigers are the most successful English club since the introduction of league rugby in 1987.
Director of Shine Systems and audio engineer for Welford Stadium Phil Taylor explains, “The DL1608 was used to play music before/after the match and at half-time (both from the iPad and from a Macbook Air running Traktor), together with playing pre-recorded announcements and to control the match announcer microphones.”
The stadium is divided into 17 discrete zones and employs a robust wireless network that was perfect for the DL1608.
“I was also able to walk round the ground during the pre-match build-up with just my iPad and adjust levels as required using the ground-wide wireless network,” Taylor continues. “I would usually use a larger-format digital console for this, but I’m confident that the DL1608 will have sufficient features and inputs, and it is certainly easier to carry.”