Setting up the three-console ecosystem for each show proved to be a simple task. Typically, Hung utilises two complete sets of stage boxes: one for FOH, and another to serve band monitoring and IEM monitoring. The two monitor consoles shared inputs from SSL stageboxes via a Blacklight II Concentrator with redundant connections.
Said Hung. “I really love the smaller screen — a selection of buttons and encoders clearly turned this area into a dedicated channel-strip section, and having access to an at-a-glance view of the whole console’s signal flow was super helpful.”
Despite neither venue throwing up any major problems for the system, one big challenge for Hung was the need to provide a sound feed for various live broadcast platforms, including the local TV station, local radio station, YouTube, Facebook Live and Tencent.
“I fed them separately through different matrix outputs so that I could compensate for the signal depreciation in each broadcast platform,” Hung explained. “By using the virtual soundcheck function, I ran the mix with a round-trip audition and did different EQ and dynamic processing, just like how I do mastering in the studio.”
The charity concert, which has now been removed from all platforms except the HK LPPIA Youtube channel, is on track to reach its fundraising goals with the donation period currently still open. Donations made for the ‘Live is so much better with Music’ Eason Chan Charity Concert will be contributed to the HKLP Anti-Epidemic Fund administered by Yan Chai Hospital and used to help members who have been affected by the pandemic. Please get in touch if you wish to make a donation.