“The Carnival shows were very demanding for the hardware. There were often more than ten musicians on stage with a wide range of musical instruments, plus dancers. The musicians all wanted studio-quality sound, which can be very challenging for me as the monitor engineer. Plus, of course, we couldn’t have any equipment problems, the stability of the system was extremely important,” says Mr Luo.
The show generated around 80 input channels, with splitters sending the signals to Front of House and monitors. Mr Luo specified a Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 digital mixing system comprising two DSP-R10 engines in mirror mode, for full DSP redundancy, and two CS-R10 control surfaces. This allowed him to concentrate on Jay Chou’s needs on one surface, while the rest of the performers were taken care of on the other console.