With performances from a variety of artists from different music genres, it was important that the right console be used for this live event. For this event, the production house responsible, MJ Events, operated the Allen & Heath dLive S7000 complemented with a DM 64 together with three units of dLive S5000 with a DM48 for both FOH and monitoring mix. A Wave 3 card was used for multi-track recording of the 128 channels at 96 khz.
Four GigaAce cards were used to split the 128 channels for easy manipulation. The split enabled the sound engineer to operate the system as two boards, with one board responsible for the orchestra mix and the other handling the mix of the singers. 16 units of A&H ME-1 were also used for personal monitoring. All the microphones, FOH sound system, Monitor sound system and in-Ear microphones were all patched through the dLive system.
The sound engineers were pleased with the outcome of the sound produced. “We could split the 128 channels digitally without using analog splitters, thus enabling us to maintain the sound quality for the event. The dLive also offers redundant power supply and connection. The FX engine within the console allows us to mix the sound more sweetly. With everything easily accessible in front of us, we found the console user friendly,” said Zairi Arffin, FOH Engineer, TV3
This is the second time the event was handled by one of Malaysia’s leading rental providers, MJ Event. Both engineers representing the company, Mr. Mat and Mr. Firdaus affirmed that the board was easy to operate once they received concise technical training from Allen & Heath distributors in Malaysia, Systems Electronics & Engineering Sdn Bhd.
“I would like to add that the ME-1 is an awesome gadget – it is plug and play and easy to work with. The whole system is very friendly and value for the investment,” said a pleased monitor engineer, Hafizul Hafiz bin Hassan Ariff (Pjol). Supporting Zairi were FOH Engineer Norazhar bin Ad Amin and Monitor Engineers Hafizul Hafiz bin Hassan Ariff and Mohammad Zunun bin Zol Aznan.