Allen & Heath DLive mixes the Erste Group anniversary

An Allen & Heath dLive S5000 and S7000 mixing systems recently provided audio support for the 200th anniversary of one of the leading financial institutions in Europe, Erste Bank at the Wiener Stadthalle in Austria.

The stage right monitor surface, a S7000.

The event saw more than 12,000 in attendance and with nearly 80 musicians performing, including an orchestra, big band and choir, and presented tough challenges, requiring several mixing consoles with the ability to handle over 120 inputs and 44 monitor outputs to both wedges and IEMs. Additionally, an extensive Dante network was used for shared access to wedges and wireless systems, track playback via DAW and connections to the main PA.

At the very heart of FOH, a dLive S5000 surface.

Supplied by live production company, Habegger Austria, FOH comprised a dLive S5000 surface equipped with a Dante card for stem playback and PA feeds, and a DM32 MixRack fitted with a gigaACE card for the digital split to the monitor system. An IP8 remote controller was used for controlling FX returns and channel mixes for video voiceovers.

Operated by Felix Zwerger, monitors featured a dLive S7000 surface, IP8 remote controller and a DM48 MixRack, fitted with a gigaACE card for TieLine connections to the DM32 at FOH. Two DX168 expanders and a DX32 expander were also used to add extra physical I/O onstage. Both MixRacks were fitted with Dante cards for monitor and wedge sharing and access to Shure wireless devices.

A view of the Wiener Stadthalle as seen and shot by the musicians !

Richard Redl, Head of Audio at Habegger Austria and FOH engineer comments, “I was one of the first dLive users in Austria and I’m still in love with this console. The show needed a high amount of I/O and required quite a complex setup, however, dLive handled it perfectly and despite pushing it to the max, it kept up with all our demands.”

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