Allen & Heath’s iLive digital system has been installed as the FOH mixer in the central theatre at the New Yuanming Palace of Zhuhai. A reproduction of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, which was destroyed in 1860, the popular tourist attraction covers an area of 1.39 km², and includes an imperial garden, lake, pagodas and a new central outdoor theatre to stage theatrical performances.
The theatre is a multi-functional venue with a 10, 000 m² seating area that can accommodate 6,000 people, and hosts regular cultural performances and festival events. The FOH system comprises an iLive-T112 Control Surface with iDR-48 MixRack, fitted with an M-DANTE network card to support 64 channels of multi-track for live recording and playback.
“iLive provides flexible control and extensive operational capabilities, including live recording, which means our sound system can easily manage the varied and diverse programme of activities. The sound quality of the system is extremely high, making every performance very special,” says Mr Huang, project manager at the New Yuanming Palace’s theatre.