A&H simplifies zoning for NZ’s RSA

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A&H simplifies zoning for NZ’s RSA

NEW ZEALAND: An Allen & Heath QU-SB compact mixer has been installed at the multipurpose Returned Service Association (RSA) venue in Napier. The venue was in need of an audio refurbishment and was seeking a ‘more sophisticated zone controller’ to manage its five zones. The RSA offers activities from keep fit and bowls to gaming and live music entertainment, with the aim of supporting army veterans and their families. The console was installed by Dusk2Dawn.

‘There are five designated zones in the venue: main lounge, TAB restaurant, library, smokers deck and casino,’ explained Kieran McKinlay from Dusk2Dawn. ‘There are a wealth of events going on, often simultaneously. For example, on a Wednesday they have a trivia night and want a laptop and microphone in the main lounge, radio on the deck and casino, and muted zones in the TAB and library.’

Mr McKinlay stereo-paired and linked the venue’s audio inputs, which consisted of a Bluetooth audio interface, a rackmounted AM/FM tuner, Sky Sports, a laptop interface and a UHF radio. All of these channels were processed and setup within the Qu-Pad App, and as the venue runs a few different settings within the zones, some presets were saved as scenes and recalled by patching them as soft keys.

‘Once the system was set up, I deleted the software off their iPad and assigned all the required level controls to each page of the QU-Control App,’ added Mr McKinlay. ‘They simply click on each bottom tab to access each zone and make volume alterations if needed. I also designed custom wallpapers for each page to make it easier to read. So far it’s running great and all the bar staff seem to be able to use it with ease.’


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