Rental company APR Audio employed several combinations of Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system throughout its recent summer events calendar, which included work at Glastonbury and Hop Farm (pictured).
The company utilised iLive systems – ranging from the iDR10 Mix Rack with iLive-144 and 176 Control Surfaces, to the I/O iDR-64 and 48 MixRacks with iLive-T112 and R72 surfaces – to manage various festivals and corporate events.
APR worked on two stages at Glastonbury. At West Holts, an iDR-64 with iLive-144 was provided at FOH, while a compact system of an iDR-16 and iLive-R72 rackmount surface was used to manage compere mics, DJ equipment, BGM duties and delayed near-field monitoring. On the John Peel Stage, an iDR-64 and iLive-176 with iLive MixPad app to make final tweaks were selected for monitors, with an iDR10 with iLive-144 at FOH.
The systems were networked to provide input sharing and remote control via the iLive Editor PC software. A broadcast feed was also provided, split from the iDR-64 mic preamps and patched via the ACE network to 48 XLR outs on the iDR10 MixRack.
“iLive has proved to be reliable, flexible, compact, easy to set up, and with excellent sound quality, making it a real contender in the pro touring world,” commented APR MD Andy Reed.
Also during the summer months, APR provided an iLive-144 Surface with iDR10 MixRack as the digital FOH option on the main stage at the Hop Farm festival in Kent. Meanwhile, at the London Feis, an iDR-64 with R72, PL-10 and iPad were used for system management at the main stage monitor position.