Mercury AV has supplied an Allen & Heath digital mixing system to Cambridge Community Church, where it will be used to manage FOH and monitor sound.
The church’s iLive system comprises an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface for monitors, together with an iDR-16 MixRack and a second iLive-T112 Surface at FOH. The two MixRacks are connected via MADI, which provides a 64-channel bi-directional audio link between monitors and FOH. An iDR-32 MixRack has also been supplied for use with a laptop for smaller external events.
Rich Harris from Cambridge Community Church considered two other competitive products but opted for iLive after witnessing a demo at Mercury AV.
Ian McDonald, director of Mercury AV, commented: “iLive is an incredibly flexible system. Digital signal distribution is one of the key benefits of using digital mixers and with Allen & Heath’s iLive-T Series, this benefit is an integral part of the system.
“In a standard system, we could have simply put the MixRacks on the stage and used CAT5 cable to link to the control surface at FOH via ACE. However, the Church needed a more complex set-up, involving a digital mic split to enable the mics to be routed to both FOH and a separate monitor mixer. The network option card slots in the MixRacks enable this to be done easily and cheaply using two Allen & Heath MADI cards and some standard BNC cable.”