Allen & Heath ships the first batch of the new iLive-T digital mixing systems today. Launched last month at NAMM 2009, the British manufacturer has been overwhelmed as distributors have placed orders months in advance to cope with demand.
“The response to iLive-T has been unprecedented and production is now flat out to fulfil orders,” explains managing director, Glenn Rogers. “In all my years in the pro audio industry I’ve rarely seen a reaction to a new product like this!”
Manufacturing is scheduled to produce 50 systems in February with 100 per month thereafter. All systems are manufactured at Allen & Heath’s factory in Penryn, Cornwall.
Evolved from the successful flagship iLive digital range, the iLive-T Series has all the performance and power of the original iLive in a new lightweight, affordable package. The T Series comprises the fixed I/O iDR-32 and iDR-48 MixRacks and iLive-T80 and iLive-T112 Surface options, which are connected by a single CAT5 cable using Allen & Heath’s proprietary ACE link. Each rack can be used with either control surface, and all models will be compatible with the existing iLive units.