The Cirkus Arena in Stockholm has become the first venue to install Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system.
Originally established in the 19th century as (you guessed it) a circus, Cirkus is today one of Stockholm’s key entertainment venues, hosting concerts, conferences, TV recordings and musical shows, including visiting Broadway shows and, currently, the Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus musical Kristina.
It recently expanded with a brand-new building, the Skandia Scenen theatre, for which dLive was chosen owing to its “high bus capacity, multiple networking options and powerful 96kHz sampling rate”.
The dLive console, in development for two years, was launched in June (see A&H to dLiver next-gen digital mixer).
“dLive has incredible features and operational capacity which are ideal for use in a busy theatre,” says Cirkus’s sound engineer, Anders Nyberg (pictured with the desk). “Stand-out features of the system for me are the 64 buses, the 96k processing and the five network card slots, which will be magnificently powerful.
“Also, I have used iLive many times in recent years, so I know the new dLive system will be trustworthy. Last but not least, the guys that develop A&H products really listen to the thoughts and wishes of guys like me, so dLive’s features are spot on.”
Nyberg selected the flagship model, the S7000 control surface with DM64 MixRack. The first production to use the new system is Partaj, a Swedish TV programme that has been adapted into a stage show.
“Now that we have really started to use dLive, I think it sounds absolutely great, the 96k sampling rate is phenomenal and the two screens on the surface provide a fantastic overview of what’s going on,” concludes Nyberg.