Allen & Heath’s Indonesian distributor, Sindo Exports Pte Ltd, recently supplied Allen & Heath GLD digital systems to Singapore’s Wala Wala live music club and Cleopatra karaoke nightclub.
Founded 20 years ago, Wala Wala started hosting live music acts 10 years later following the refurbishment of its first floor storage area. A relatively small live room, the original sound reinforcement system suffered from poor sound quality when the levels were increased so Wala Wala’s management appointed an audio technician to mix the 11 weekly acts.
‘Having decided to recruit an engineer in Mark Jason, we then realised that the club needed a sound system,’ commented operations manager Maniam Krishnan. ‘Bands previously mixed themselves, which was a little inconsistent as some would be too loud and others were inexperienced.’
“Wala Wala previously had a small analogue console, but switching to digital made a lot of sense owing to the many, varied performers playing here,’ commented Mark Jason. Sindo Exports supplied the Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital console and KV2 Audio speaker system.
Cleopatra is a karaoke themed nightclub featuring a nightly light show and live singers. The FOH system consists of QSC Audio speakers and a GLD digital system. The GLD-80 digital console has been extended by adding an AR84 Expander I/O Rack with 8 XLR inputs and 4 XLR outputs, connected via the dSNAKE CAT-5 protocol to the AR2412 I/O Rack on stage.
“I hadn’t used a GLD console before but I am very impressed,” commented technical engineering manager, Sulaiman Satriadi Simatupang. “The GLD-80 has an analogue-style channel processing section complemented by an 8-inch touch screen display. Anyone who hasn’t operated digital before can easily convert, and there’s even a user guide on screen. The USB ports allow direct playback of music files and can also take live stereo recordings of some assigned or all of the channels of the console. In addition, the 20 fader strips are well lit and clear to navigate. In fact, the GLD-80 comes with everything –there’s no need to start ordering extra hardware or software as everything you need is there.”