Edinburgh’s Royal College of Surgeons, which is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with origins as far back as 1505, has installed a variety of Allen & Heath digital mixing solutions.
Located in the college’s Main Hall, the dLive system was specified for its ability to allow a compact Allen & Heath DM48 MixRack set-up controlled via iPad (with A&H’s Director app) for smaller events and meetings, while a dLive S3000 mixing surface can be employed for more involved productions.
The Symposium Hall – a 158-seat tiered lecture theatre in a converted church building, features a GLD-112 digital mixer with remote IO AR2412 and AB168 AudioRacks.
Royal College of Surgeons senior AV technician Ben Taylor said: “A good number of the events we run – dinners, exhibitions, music events, conferences and recently our ‘Slainte’ Scottish nights aimed at the foreign tour market – don’t require a dedicated technician. And with such a compact campus, space is very much at a premium so we wanted a largely invisible-but-powerful solution. Adjusting settings via an iPad or PC without having to set-up a separate console is our daily bread and butter, while having the ability to easily enable a much larger and complex setup with real faders and knobs in front of us is equally important. The dLive and MixRack set-up is ideal for coping with both types of situation.”