Festivals in Yinchuan City go dLive
CHINA: Having recently purchased an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system comprising S7000 and S5000 Surfaces as well as DM64 and DM48 MixRacks, Beijing-based PA company Knocklive put its new equipment to use at a trio of festivals that have taken place in Yinchuan City. The system was implemented for FOH and monitors at both the 14th Singing Festival of Chinese Western Folk Songs and the Flower Elf Game & Animation Music Festival, and for FOH at Yinchuan City’s Mid-Autumn & Corban Festival.
At the Chinese Western Folk festival, which was staged near the Najiahu Great Mosque, the S7000 and DM64 served at FOH while the S5000 and DM48 were used for monitors. The setup was altered at the game and animation music festival, which saw the S7000 with DM48 covering monitors and the S5000 managing FOH along with the DM64 that was equipped with a Dante card, facilitating multi-track recording using a laptop with DAW control.
‘dLive’s surface design is very user-friendly,’ said Chen Zhiyong, FOH engineer at the Flower Elf Game & Animation Music Festival. ‘The screen is accompanied by one knob per function assignable controls, enabling the creativity and immediacy of tactile control for key processing features. dLive is designed for live shows, offering intuitive operation, fast response and precise control - it is ideal for applications like these.’
The city’s Mid-Autumn & Corban Festival, meanwhile, is organised by Ningxia TV and Ningxia Theatre and comprises poetry recitals and concerts. Knocklive’s dLive system was divided for the event, as the S7000 with a DM64 were utilised at the poetry recitals, while the S5000 with DM48 were used for the concerts by FOH engineer Wu Xiaodong.
‘dLive is really intuitive and flexible. I can even customise channels as required,’ noted Mr Xiaodong. ‘The sound is clear and the mic pre is premium. I like it very much.’