Allen & Heath’s dLive S Class and ME personal monitoring systems were selected for the live broadcast of an annual national music competition in Malaysia.
Established in 1986, the event is organized and broadcast by Malaysia’s TV3 channel. held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Anugerah Juara Lagu, meaning ‘Champion of Songs’ comprises performances of the most popular songs released over the year from a variety of artists from different music genres.
MJ Events was the PA company appointed for the show, and selected the flagship dLive S7000 surface with DM64 MixRack together with three S5000 and DM48 systems to manage front of house and monitors. A Waves 3 network card was used for multi-track recording of the 128 channels at 96 khz. Four GigaAce cards were used to split the 128 channels for easy manipulation, and the split enabled the sound engineer to operate the system as two boards, with one board responsible for the orchestra mix and the other handling vocals.
Additionally, a ME personal monitoring system, comprising 2 daisy-chained ME-U hubs running 16 ME-1 mixers, provided personal monitoring for the musicians. All the mics, front of house, monitors and in-ears were patched through the dLive system.
“We could split the 128 channels digitally without using analog splitters, enabling us to maintain the sound quality of the event. dLive also offers redundant power supply and connection, which is great for a complex set up like this. The system is very user friendly, the surface layout has everything easily accessible in front of us, plus dLive’s built-in FX library is of a very high standard,” says Zairi Arffin, front of house engineer at TV3.
“I would like to add that the ME-1 is an awesome unit. The whole ME system is very user friendly, plug ‘n play and easy to operate,” says monitor engineer, Hafizul Hafiz bin Hassan Ariff (Pjol).