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Allen & Heath Mix Systems Support New StreamAustria Online Music Showcase

Not-for-profit venture that delivers live music in Austria employs dLive surfaces, MixRacks, new PRIME components and more.
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StreamAustria co-founder Richard Redl at work on a dLive S5000 surface. (Photo credit Raphael Moser/Optical Engineers)

New online showcase StreamAustria, developed to help Austrian fans get their live music fix while in isolation, gets support from the Allen & Heath dLive mix system platform.

Broadcast via Twitch from Gӧsserhalle venue, a former beer warehouse in downtown Vienna, StreamAustria has hosted several live music performances and interviews each week since early April, including sets from Ina Regen, Josh, Nathan Trent and Wiener Wahnsinn. StreamAustria is a not-for-profit venture, with all donations from viewers going to the bands’ chosen charities.

The audio setup for StreamAustria was devised by co-founder Richard Redl, whose day job is head of sound with live events specialist, Habegger. The main broadcast mix system is centered on a dLive S5000 surface, operated by Redl, which shares a DM32 MixRack in multi-surface mode over gigaACE with monitor engineer, Felix Zwerger’s C3500.

A DX32 expander is used for video feeds, with a further DX32 onstage, fitted with the new PRIME Input 8-channel preamps and PRIME Output premium output modules. A Dante card is included in the S5000 surface for multitrack recording, and another in the DM32 for integration with Shure QLX-D wireless microphone systems. All equipment has been supplied from Habegger’s rental inventory with the exception of the PRIME modules, which are on loan for evaluation from Allen & Heath Austrian distributor, ATEC.

“I was the first dLive user in Austria and I still love the flexibility of the system,” Redl says. “I love the sound, the Dyn8 dynamic EQ and all the DEEP processing. I don’t need any additional outboard equipment, everything is there! On many acts I use the Tube Stage preamp for bass, kickdrum and sometimes on acoustic guitars. I use a variety of different compressors – I particularly love the Opto on kick drum and vocals.”

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