The Royal Military School of Music has recently been supplied with a PA rig based around an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system.
Supplied by Just Sound, the rig will be loaned to the British Army’s bands performing around the globe, in dangerous hotspots, such as Helmand province in Afghanistan, where Army bands will play to military audiences in operating bases all over the area. The system can provide sound reinforcement for up to 600 spectators and is capable of supporting a full band, including drums, bass, two guitars, keys, a horn section, vocals and backing vocals.
“iLive was chosen because it has a high channel count and large amounts of processing in an extremely compact footprint, which is lightweight and easy to transport,” explained Pete Busby from Just Sound. “iLive has a large range of dynamic control and FX engines built-in, which means that additional outboard equipment is not required.”
The system rack incorporates the fixed I/O iDR-32 MixRack and rack-mounted iLive-R72 Control Surface, power distribution via EMO and Furman devices, 4-channel FP+ 10000Q monitor amplifier with distribution and a couple of other devices. This is complemented by a Tannoy VQ Live speaker system, as well as Audix and Shure microphones.
“iLive’s versatile functionality and modes of configuration make it perfect for users with differing degrees of experience and preferred methods of sound operating. The ability to store and recall shows quickly and easily means the operators can set the desk up for many different scenarios and recall them without any hassle,” concluded Busby.