Allen & Heath mixing it up at key World Cup venue
Originally built for the World Cup in 1950, Brazil’s Maracana stadium will host many major matches at the FIFA World Cup 2014, including the final on 13 July, with audio managed by the stadium’s Allen & Heath GLD digital mixer.
Located in Rio de Janeiro, Maracana was closed for a three-year major renovation, reopening last year with a GLD-80 mixer at the heart of an EV sound system. Fitted with a Dante network card, the mixer controls audio distribution around the entire stadium through fibre optic cables.
“The main reason we chose GLD was because of Allen & Heath’s fantastic sound quality, reliability and ease of use,” explains Augusto Bergamim, sound manager and system programmer at the Maracana.
The stadium will host four group games and next round games, a quarter final game, and the final.