HDAV invests in two Allen & Heath digital consoles
NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand PA company, High Definition Audio Visual Ltd (HDAV), recently invested in an Allen & Heath a Qu-16 rackmount mixer and a new GLD-112 with accompanying AR2412 and AR84 for additional stage and FOH I/O racks.
The Auckland-based firm has added Qu-16 to its hire stock to manage a forthcoming national corporate roadshow that will have a corporate element as well as a performance in each city by the band Moorhouse, a recent X Factor New Zealand contestant.
The GLD-112 system was purchased to service events in the corporate and entertainment sectors. On its first outing the GLD-112 was required to handle 18 channels of corporate inputs and 22 channels of band and DJ inputs. In the coming months, the console will be managing acts such as Reece Mastin, Tiki Taane, and the Dozen, along with a host of high profile corporate events.
‘This was an easy purchase decision for us,’ said head audio technician, Gareth Marsh. ‘With flying faders, quick and easy layer assignments, and the ability to control or monitor the console from our iPad, these mixers are an engineer’s ultimate tool. Both have the capability to switch between a common corporate setup into managing a full scale band at the touch of a button.’