An iLive digital mixing system has been installed in Los Angeles night club the Temple Bar, providing improved sound reinforcement for the club’s nightly live music schedule.
The Temple Bar hosts local, national and international artists, as well as a house DJ who performs between acts, and the venue regularly organizes film screenings and poetry nights.
The Temple Bar’s music director and chief mixing engineer, Swan (pictured), says: “The audio quality of iLive is magnificent. I’ve been working at the Temple Bar for five years and I’ve never heard the venue sound like this before—it has brought our sound system alive!”
Comprising the iDR-10 stage rack and iLive-144 control surface, the Temple Bar is using 40 channels of the iLive system. There are four aux mixes for stage monitors and three matrix feeds, including a mono-sum feed for a separate bar room and a stereo feed for recording. The DCA groups are being used to control the drum, percussion, bass, guitar, keys and vocal mixes; in addition, DCAs are used as mute groups as an alternative to sub-groups. Swan is using onboard compression, reverbs and delay effects: “The compressors sound fantastic; they are very musical on vocals so we don’t have to worry about inserts,” he explains.
“The mic preamps are detailed and warm, and the iLive’s mixes have excellent stereo imaging. The system’s compact footprint fits perfectly in our sound booth. I’ve done a lot of mixing on other digital consoles and the sound of the iLive blows them away,” concludes Swan.