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An Allen & Heath dLive control surface deployed at a previous iteration of SXSW in Austin.

Allen & Heath To Be Out In Force At SXSW 2023 In Austin

dLive, Avantis, SQ, Qu and ZED console deployments across several stages at this year's edition of the annual event that kicks off March 10.

This year’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX that kicks off this coming Friday (March 10) will see several performance stages employing Allen & Heath consoles.

For example, the British Music Embassy stage, a venue for breakout UK music stars, will be equpped with two dLive S5000 control surfaces for front of house and monitor mixing. Each surface will be paired with its own DM64 MixRack offering 128 channels of input processing and 64 configurable buses. Inputs from the stage will be fed into a DX32 modular stagebox, equipped with PRIME input modules.

Allen & Heath’s proprietary gigaACE network audio protocol will handle the digital split between the two consoles as well as shared preamp control. Aside from showcasing up-and-coming bands, the BME stage will also host multimedia events featuring experimental audiovisual performances.

Across the street, the Sellers Underground stage will be served by a 64-channel Avantis console joined by a GX4816 remote stagebox. Avantis offers a dual full HD touchscreen workflow and 42 configurable buses that can adapt to a wide range of needs.

“SXSW is always a highlight of our year and a chance to really connect with up-and-coming artists, touring engineers and music fans from every genre imaginable,” says Allen & Heath USA marketing director Jeff Hawley. “It looks like we’ll be stepping up our presence again for 2023 with advance reports of increased dLive, Avantis, SQ, Qu and ZED deployments across Austin. Based on the positive response we had in past years around daily video reports from the show, we’ll also be continuing the trend this year and adding even more live-streamed backstage and behind-the-scenes content. Make sure to check out the SXSW media area for up-to-the-minute happenings from stages and unique venues across the event.”

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