St. Peter’s School in Cambridge, New Zealand, recently installed an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system in its 600-capacity auditorium. Comprising an iDR-32 MixRack with iLive-T112 Control Surface, the system is an upgrade to the incumbent analogue mixer.

One of New Zealand’s leading independent secondary schools, St. Peter’s is set in 100 acres of land and includes facilities such as an equestrian park and golf academy. The auditorium hosts various dance, drama and music events throughout the academic year, culminating in an intensive performing arts fortnight, which includes two variety concerts, a rock concert, dance showcase and house music competitions.



“We have had a variety of A&H desks over the years and we loved our GL2800 but the complexities of the concerts we stage and the scale of our annual major production means an upgrade to digital was advantageous,” explains St Peter’s School AV manager, Bruce Richards. “We chose iLive because A&H has always been reliable and I like the ‘analogue style’ interface, rather than menus within menus.”

The auditorium’s audio system includes Martin F12 speakers, Lab Gruppen amps and xta processors.

The school also has two compact analogue mixers, a 16-channel GL2200 and ZED-14 USB mixer, for use in the adjoining performing arts studios.