An Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixer has been installed in the main auditorium of the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). The venue mainly functions as a performance site for NTNU’s department of music, and other speech or music performance courses.
A GLD system is the main FOH mixing system, fitted with a Dante card for use with playback and recording software, and to provide multi-track live recording facilities if required.
Formerly Taipei High School, the University is classed as an historic building, and as such during the audio design phase concerns were raised by the audio contractor about room acoustics.
“Not only did we have to focus on the acoustic treatment of such an old room but also on the visual results. Consequently, we consulted with all the other contractors managing building works, lighting, rigging, stage, air conditioning and interior design, to ensure the audio system was discreet,” comments Hsiao Chia-Hsing, sales manager at Seapower Technologies, who incidentally graduated from the University. “GLD was the obvious choice for this installation. The system’s integrated digital dSNAKE made installation in the listed building simple, and its compact and sleek design offers a small footprint. Furthermore, GLD’s easy user interface is a huge benefit for attending students.”