A Winning Addition to the Big Brother House
For the recent seventh season of the reality television show Big Brother Canada, Solotech was in the mix supplying audio needs for the television production. Big Brother follows a group of strangers living together in a house that is outfitted with a number of cameras and microphones recording their every move, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Solotech supplied a Lawo MC2-36 all-in-one audio console to the show as well as a large wireless microphone deployment, satellite speakers and microphones for covering all the houseguests inside of the Big Brother house.
Big Brother Canada, which wrapped the season up in early May with the reveal of this year’s winner, aired three times a week on Global TV and a part of the show is a live studio audience. This season the production team was looking to upgrade the audio console used for mixing for the live studio audience and after consulting with Phil Hornung, Solotech Technical Advisor – Live Productions, they took his recommendation. The team selected the Allen & Heath dLive S5000 paired with the A&H DM64 MixRack and an A&H SuperMADI audio networking card. “Erickson Pro, a division of Jam Industries, who represent Allen & Heath in Canada, provided support that exceeded expectations during the evaluation process,” notes Hornung. “For the past few years, we had been using an older model audio console that had a larger footprint and less features available, so this was a good opportunity to move to the dLive S5000 on this show.”