A brace of Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing systems was recently employed for live stage performances and recordings at Gadget Show Live at Birmingham’s NEC.
The company’s flagship dLive S7000 surface took care of front of house duties in conjunction with a DM48 MixRack, while an S3000 surface and Dante-enabled DM64 MixRack was in place for a full 64-channel multi-track live recording for TV broadcast on The Gadget Show on Channel 5.
In addition, Allen & Heath’s compact GLD-80 digital mixing desk and ME personal monitoring system also featured, catering for front of house and stage monitoring for Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt’s live performance.
Head Of audio for Gadget Show Live (and the man charged with front of house responsibilities during the event) Gareth Davies from Midlands-based Centrepiece Productions comments, “I’ve run all of the audio for Gadget Show Live since its inception seven years ago, and have used a number of different PA systems and consoles over that period.
“I’d recently been working with an Allen & Heath dLive S7000 console that I’d installed in a church in the West Midlands and had been really impressed with its ease-of-use, deep programmability, the amount of processing power it has for effects, its great Dante integration and so on. When we were planning this year’s event – with the requirement to also deliver multi-track recording for broadcast – I realized dLive would be an ideal solution and both S7000 and S3000 proved perfect for what was a very demanding, multi-faceted project. It’s very intuitive – despite its flexibility – and really easy to customize on the fly, which is key in a high-pressure situation like Gadget Show Live.”