Allen & Heath’s iLive digital system and GL2800 analogue mixer were installed in Korea’s new Incheon Asiad stadium, built to host the 17th Asian Games.
Taking 3 years to construct, the gigantic stadium is capable of holding up to 62,000 people and was used for the Games main sporting events, as well as events before the Games, such as Korean Pop (K-POP) concerts. As many as 13,000 athletes from 45 countries competed.
The organiser was looking for a stable but flexible multi-purpose audio system, which would satisfy the need for both digital and analogue technology. Allen & Heath’s South Korean distributor, Sama ProSound, suggested an iLive-144 Control Surface with iDR-48 MixRack to serve as the main system, with a GL2800 as the sub system.
“iLive was chosen because it has both the capability and flexibility to manage the audio system, and it can be controlled remotely with the MixPad app, enabling the user to roam around the huge stadium while monitoring and controlling the system, so it delivers a time-saving convenience,” said Carl Park, principal engineer at Sama ProSound Co. Ltd.
The iLive-144 surface is connected to the iDR-48 mix rack and its 24 outputs are connected to the network system to distribute the input sources to the entire speaker system in the stadium, as well as broadcasting duties.
For smaller events, the venue required an analogue console for less experienced users who are more comfortable with analogue desks. A 48-channel GL2800 was selected for its great audio quality and intuitive design. It also connects to the network system to distribute the audio.
“The stadium is huge and manages a lot of important large scale events so we needed a digital console that can handle its demands. That is why we chose iLive and GL, which are very flexible, easy to use and have a great sound quality at a reasonable price range,” comments Jungchan Lee, Director of Desco Co. Ltd.