C3500 makes Indian debut
INDIA: Audio Genetics is the first PA rental company in India to acquire an Allen & Heath dLive C3500 mixing console. The mixer is the largest member of the British manufacturer’s C Class family and was supplied by its Indian distributor, Sun Infonet.
‘I was the first GLD Chrome user in India and now I’m the first dLive C3500 user,’ said Nitish Phanse, owner of Audio Genetics. Mr Phanse was considering a console upgrade due to the growing requirements of the larger events he was working on. Having researched the C3500, he approached Sun Infonet at Palm Expo 2017 to gain a closer look. ‘I asked Neeraj Chandra from Sun Infonet about pricing among other details and he guided me well,’ Mr Phanse added.
Following delivery of the console, Audio Genetics had the opportunity to put it to the test during a Laxmikant–Pyarelal concert in Mumbai’s Dinanath Mangeshkar Natyagriha. Laxmikant–Pyarelal’s Pyarelal Ji, a renowned Bollywood score composer, performed with a full orchestra of 40 musicians that included tabla, dholak, percussions, octopad, a variety of drums, violins, cellos, keyboards, guitar and brass instruments, as well as several vocalists. ‘It was such a huge band with a total of 68 inputs and 12 monitor sends on stage,’ noted Mr Phanse.
The Audio Genetics owner confirmed that the show was a success and that there weren’t any complications. ‘I did some homework before the show, assigned the inputs, did DCAs and off I went,’ said Mr Phanse. ‘I got to the auditorium at 7.30pm and show started at 9pm. Set up and sound check was quick and easy because of dLive’s workflow.’