Allen & Heath’s dLive S Class mixing system recently managed the gala event for the FINA World Aquatic Championships 2017, held at the prestigious Opera House in Budapest in Hungary.

Hosted in Hungary in 2017, the FINA World Championships take place every two years in different locations. The Championships are attended by international athletes in swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, and water polo. Staged at the end of the competition, the gala comprised performances from a symphony orchestra with a choir and opera soloists, alongside the FINA Awards Ceremony.

Local PA company, AV Advice Ltd., managed technical requirements for the event, supplying the dLive system, which comprised a S7000 Surface equipped with Dante and Waves interface cards, a DM64 MixRack, and two DX32 expander racks with redundant connections to the MixRack. There was also an IP8 controller to provide sound engineers with remote access.

The system managed live sound requirements and provided a multitrack broadcast feed for national TV channel. According to the event sound engineers, Baranya Tamás and Turcsán András, dLive’s flexibility and scene management made it the perfect choice to manage the diverse programme.

”The clarity and transparency of dLive’s preamps is just what we needed for an orchestral event. The flexibility of the surface, the additional IP controllers, and the ingenious scene management makes dLive the ideal mixer in theatrical situations,” they commented.