Dutch PA company, SoundWorks, supplied 28 Allen & Heath ME-1 personal monitor mixers for iconic singer, Lee Towers, who recently hosted concerts over several nights at the New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam.
Monitor engineer, Jens Koolwijk, managed audio design on the project, and tested several personal monitor systems before selecting ME.
van Koolwijk commented: “The decision was an easy one – ME just works like clockwork! There’s no hassle, it’s easy to set up, and the audio quality is sublime.”
An iLive iDR-16 MixRack was employed as a system management hub for the multiple ME mixers, using the Rack’s MADI interface to connect to the main monitor mixer. 40 channels of MADI fed the iDR-16 giving access to a full blown iLive DSP system if adjustments were needed to the MADI stream. The iDR-16 was controlled using iLive Editor leaving the ACE connection free to feed the ME-1’s.
“Feedback from the musicians was very positive. The orchestra was very pleased with the natural sound and ease of use, and the drummer was thrilled that he could finally adjust his bass drum and snare separately,” concludes van Koolwijk.