As one of India’s leading AV rental companies, Delhi based LED Solutions are used to delivering cutting edge solutions to their customers – who include several top Bollywood artists – so when it came to adding a new audio mixing platform to their inventory they required a system with cutting edge performance whilst still delivering strong ROI.
“dLive has gained popularity across the world and has become the choice of many sound engineers” explains Vikrant Jain, owner of LED Solutions. “The demand for dLive in India has now made it essential for us to have this console in our rental inventory”.
To meet this demand, the company invested in an Allen & Heath dLive system comprising a 36 fader S7000 Surface partnered with a DM32 MixRack, plus GX4816 and DX168 audio expanders.
As with all dLive MixRacks, the DM32 is built around Allen & Heath’s 160×64 XCVI FPGA engine which provides 128 input processing channels and ultra-low 0.7ms latency, all at 96kHz with variable bit-depth. The DM32 offers 32 mic/line inputs and 16 line outputs which can be augmented via the use of audio expanders such as the DX168 and GX4816. The DX168 provides 16 XLR inputs and 8 XLR outputs in a rugged stagebox format, whilst the GX4816 adds 48 XLR inputs and 16 XLR outputs to a system in a 5U footprint.
Sun Infonet, Allen & Heath’s exclusive distributor in India, provided the system and post-sales support to LED Solutions, including a training visit from Kallol Nath, their Senior Applications Engineer. “dLive has proven to be a game-changer with a winning combination of features and workflow” Kallol says. “And, with the onboard DEEP Processing, the team at LED get all the processing they need without any requirement for external hardware”.
Chaitanya Jain, engineer and son of Vikrant, along with in-house engineers Ayush Ratan and Sandeep Kumar, all expressed happiness with the new arrival. “You can quickly create your own workflow and easily modify show files for different events, and the LED lighting integrated into the Surface makes your work enjoyable” Chaitanya smiles. Ayush adds “I love being able to monitor battery levels of Shure and Sennheiser wireless systems from the Surface.”
“LED Solutions already had top-class AV equipment in their inventory, but adding this dLive system expands their horizons even further and delivers incredible ROI” adds Kallol. “The team were very excited by the training and deeply interested in the features of the system, and we wish them all the luck to excel in their upcoming events.”