“The tornado wiped the slate clean and we had a blank canvas,” said Mike Marchese, President of Louisiana Media Group who designed and installed the theater’s new audio system. “So, we spoke with college officials and student groups to guide us in creating a new system. And, since the theater hosts a wide variety of events from plays and musical performances to educational classes and chapel services, the mixer choice came down to functionality.”
As a Christian liberal arts college, William Carey produces frequent plays and dramas and Marchese says the theater students were very excited about the dLive’s scenes. “With the S5000, you can set up and rehearse your scenes in any order and rearrange them later to match lighting and other cues,” he said.
dLive provides both FOH and monitor mixing from a booth in the center of the audience and will soon be utilized for multitrack recording via a Dante card installed in the S5000. “They’re also using the internal effects,” he noted. “Those are very good – some of the best I’ve ever worked with in a live console.”
Marchese commented, “There are a lot of consoles on the market. But, for us, the dLive has changed the way we will be working with clients like this going forward.” He added, “The Thomas Hall Theater is a great facility. I’m looking for big things to come from it. And, with the dLive, they could have a major touring company come in there and they won’t need another console!”