Allen & Heath’s iDR-8 DSP rack mixers and a GLD-112 digital mixing system have been installed in a new building constructed at Inha University in Incheon, South Korea. Founded in 1954, the University is renowned for its engineering programmes, and marked its 60th anniversary with the construction of a memorial building, which will be completed in February 2016 at an investment cost of nearly $38 million dollars. The new building has a total of 16 floors containing auditoriums, lecture rooms, laboratory rooms and offices. A GLD-112 with AR2412 remote IO rack is installed in the main ground floor auditorium, which will host various conferences, presentations and live performances.
“The University does not have a dedicated sound engineer for the auditorium, so we needed to install a console that was simple to configure and easy to use for different users managing a variety of events. GLD was selected because of its simple preset configuration and scene selection menu,” says Gyeongeon Kim from systems integration company, Daeyoung Media Technology, who managed the AV installation at Inha.
A total of 12 iDR-8 matrix mixers with 12 PL-6 remote controllers are installed to manage audio distribution in the building’s 10 lecture theatres and 2 of the laboratory rooms. Every lecture room is fitted with hi-tech equipment, including a smart podium to enable touch pen notes to be displayed on a wall-mounted screen, and multimedia materials to be used effectively through the podium’s built-in PC. Other sound requirements comprise PC stereo audio, a CD player, and wired/wireless microphones. iDR systems were selected to control all the audio signals in the room.
“Allen & Heath’s iDR product range allows the user to easily manage an integrated audio mixing system. The iDR-8 rack can be installed out of sight, while the PL-6 fader panel provides easy access to key controls,” explains Gyeongeon Kim.