ALLEN & HEATH DLIVES AT THE VIENNA FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY

This year, the annual Vienna festival featured dual Allen & Heath dLive S Class systems at FOH to manage the grand opening ceremony, staged in Vienna’s main square and broadcast worldwide.

Hosted by Conchita, and accompanied by the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, the event included performances from Viennese artists Lylit, MoZuluArt, Russkaja and Yasmo & die Klangkantine. Two Dante-enabled dLive systems, comprising a S7000 Surface, DM64 MixRack and 2 DX32 expander racks with a S5000, DM32 and 3 DX32 racks, were employed at FOH.

Doris Jaindl, sound manager of the festival, commented:

“As we have almost 200 channels we split the channels between two dLive systems, so that scene changes went smoothly and two people could mix easily at FOH. Depending on the programme, the systems were in use separately or simultaneously. Most of the time, one of the engineers managed the bands and the other the orchestras. dLive is user friendly, and a pleasure to work with.“

Taking place over 5 weeks, the festival featured 44 artists from 28 countries in a diverse programme of music, dance, film and performance.