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Leicester Tigers stadium goes wireless with Mackie DL1608

Welford Road Stadium - the home of Leicester Tigers - has been equipped with a Mackie DL1608 console, enabling wireless control of the stadium's audio solution.

UK-based Shine Systems has selected the Mackie DL1608 as the console of choice for the 24,000-capacity Welford Road Stadium, home of the Leicester Tigers rugby club. Founded in 1880, the Leicester Tigers are the most successful English club since the introduction of league rugby in 1987. Director of Shine Systems and audio engineer for Welford Road Stadium, Phil Taylor, explains its use following a typical match day: “The DL1608 was used to play music before/after the match and at half-time (both from the iPad and from a Macbook Air running Traktor), together with playing pre-recorded announcements and to control the match announcer microphones.” Leicester Tigers’ stadium is divided into 17 discrete zones and employs a robust wireless network that was suited the DL1608. “I was also able to walk round the ground during the pre-match build-up with just my iPad and adjust levels as required using the ground-wide wireless network.” continued Taylorl. “I would usually use a larger-format digital console for this, but I am confident that the DL1608 will have sufficient features and inputs (and it is certainly easier to carry!).”