The Cirkus Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, has become the first venue to install Allen & Heath’s new dLive digital mixing system.
Originally established as a circus in the 19th Century, today Cirkus is one of Stockholm’s key entertainment venues, hosting concerts, conferences, TV recordings and musical shows, including visiting Broadway shows and currently, the Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus’ musical, Kristina.
The venue recently expanded with the launch of a brand new building, the Skandia Scenen theatre, requiring all new equipment. The new dLive system was chosen because of its high bus capacity, multiple networking options, and the powerful 96kHz sampling rate.
“dLive has incredible features and operational capacity, which are ideal for use in a busy theatre. Stand out features of the system for me are the 64 buses, the 96k processing, and the 5 network card slots, which will be magnificently powerful,” explains Cirkus’ sound engineer, Anders Nyberg. “Also, I have used iLive many times in recent years, so I know the new dLive system will be trustworthy. Last but not least, the guys that develop A&H products really listen to the thoughts and wishes of guys like me so dLive’s features are spot on!”
Nyberg selected the flagship model, the S7000 Control Surface with DM64 MixRack. The first production to use the new system is Partaj, a Swedish TV programme that has been adapted into a stage show.
“Now that we have really started to use dLive, I think it sounds absolutely great, the 96k sampling rate is phenomenal, and the two screens on the surface provide a fantastic overview of what’s going on,” concludes Nyberg.