Southampton Solent University in the UK has invested in Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system, as part of a comprehensive upgrade to its television studio teaching facilities.
A dLive S5000 surface with DM32 MixRack is in use in the TV control room for the main TV programme mix, with an additional dLive S3000 surface with DM32 employed as part of a movable PA system set-up. An Allen & Heath GLD-112 mixer with AR2412 IO rack also acts as a fixed FOH mixer for the permanent studio floor house speaker system.
“The dLives fit into a Dante-enabled system that combines the audio sources from across the facility – there are three separate areas as well as links to other TV studios,” explains Ian Luxford, technical instructor (media and arts) and studio engineer, “So any of the mixers will be able to pick up any source as necessary. We have a 24-way mic stage box which now goes as an analogue split into each of the system’s DM32 and AR2412 MixRacks – it’s a very flexible set-up that offers our students invaluable experience of modern high-end production tools.”