Allen & Heath caters for all at the Incheon Asiad stadium
KOREA: Taking three years to construct and intended to host sporting events for the 2014 Asian Games, Allen & Heath iLive and GL mixing systems have been installed into the Incheon Asiad stadium. The systems were suggested by the manufacturer’s South Korean distributor, Sama ProSound, as a solution to the organiser’s need for a flexible audio system capable of interfacing with both analogue and digital technology.
The enormous stadium is capable of holding up to 62,000 people and will be used for the Asian Games main sporting events as well as other events taking place prior, including a number of Korean pop concerts. An iLive-144 Control Surface with iDR-48 MixRack has been installed to serve as the main system, with a GL2800 as the sub system.
‘iLive was chosen because it has both the capability and flexibility to manage the audio system, and it can be controlled remotely with the MixPad app, enabling the user to roam around the huge stadium while monitoring and controlling the system, so it delivers a time-saving convenience,’ said Carl Park, principal engineer at Sama ProSound.
The iLive-144 surface is connected to the iDR-48 mix rack and its 24 outputs are connected to the network system to distribute the input sources to all of the stadium’s speakers as well as the broadcasting setup.
The organiser sought a smaller analogue console to be operated by less experienced users at smaller events. A 48-channel GL2800 was selected. Like the iLive, it also connects to the network system to distribute the input sources.
‘The stadium is huge and manages a lot of important large scale events so we needed a digital console that can handle its demands,’ explained Jungchan Lee, director of Desco Co Ltd. ‘That is why we chose iLive and GL, which are very flexible, easy to use and have a great sound quality at a reasonable price.’