Allen & Heath mixing setup supports Italy’s Sanremo Festival

Allen & Heath’s dLive, GLD and ME systems were employed to manage broadcast performances at the recent Sanremo Music Festival in Italy, an annual week-long event based around a popular TV singing competition.

The systems managed FOH, monitors and broadcast duties at the Fort Santa Tecla venue, which staged artist performances and DJ sets to be broadcast live during the festival on the national TV channel Rai.

Italian pro audio specialist, Exhibo, supplied two Dante-enabled dLive S Class mixing systems, with a S5000 Surface and DM48 MixRack managing FOH and monitors, and a S3000 and DM48 for broadcast and recording.

A ME personal monitoring system was also supplied for rehearsals and the drum fill mix, and a Dante-enabled Chrome Edition GLD-80 digital mixer was provided for the DJ sets, where the GLD Remote App was used for remote control of settings, such as the PA EQ, mixing the feed coming from broadcast desk, and audio feed from the main competition venue.

“We had very positive feedback from Rai broadcast and production teams, who all praised the great sound quality and unlimited patching facilities of the Allen & Heath systems,” said Roberto Marchesi, pro audio manager at Exhibo.

Artists performing at the venue included DJ Lele Sacchi, DJ Ralf, Clementino, Michele Zarrillo, Michele Nuo and Ermal Meta.

Pictured (L-R): Sound engineer Klaus Hausheer and Exhibo pro audio manager Roberto Marchesi