Featuring a cast of over 50 performers, an 80 piece choir & a 16 piece orchestra, this celebration of the AIMS 50th anniversary took part in the Bord Gaís Energy theatre. A very quick get-in schedule started at 7am for the stage to be ready for a technical rehearsal at 1pm.
Using the installed D&B delay system, CAVS installed a L’Acoustics DVDosc system flown L/C/R as well as a substantial amount of X8s & X15s for Monitoring.
Co-Sound Designer Jason Fallon supplied an on stage monitoring system using a Yamaha M7ES with Ethersound stage boxes. The system was mixed by technician, Lucy Polden.
Also installed on stage were 28 Sennheiser Radio Mic systems & In-ear monitors. All inputs were split using KT active splits between Stage, FOH & the Video OB truck.
The Onstage patch was expertly managed by technician Damian Bolger & CAVS Systems Tech, Eoin CHIP Devitt made sure everything ran smoothly on the day supervising the install & load out.
Looking after the mammoth task of radio mic dressing was our quartet of ladies Laura Fallon, Alannah Hayes, Vourneen McElwain & Sharon Osborne.
At the front of house mix position, All Around Sound supplied a brand new Yamaha CL5; 72 channel digital console. The left side was operated by yours truly, which included all the Radio & Choir microphones while Jason sat on the right side and mixed the orchestra. This was feed by two Yamaha Rio 32 channel Dante stage-boxes.
One of the Highlights of the night was the recording of a future Single, When I Grow Up from Matilda the Musical. This was performed by Shane Filan, Grace Lee with the Jr & SR chorus of Encore. Audio recording for this was facilitated using a SSD system with Cakewalk, which recorded all 72 input channels.