SXS Events took an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system from its hire stock to manage the audio for Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model.
Aired in the UK on Sky Living, and internationally syndicated to more than 50m viewers, all of the sound from the live elements of the show, including speech, is fed through the system, which comprises an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 control surface.
“iLive is great for shows like this because of its totally open architecture,” SXS’s Johnny Palmer, production designer for the event, said. “It allows us to provide whatever matrix mixes are required for the TV crew, as well as live mixes for FOH, backstage and any other feeds needed.
“The sheer number of channels in the iDR-48 means we are never short, and can always provide the connectivity that producers and directors need at the last minute.