Login or Sign Up
Welcome, !
Logout
Join the HC Newsletter
Subscribe Now!

Allen & Heath will unveil GLD, a user-friendly, cost effective and scalable live digital mixing system, conceptually based on the hugely successful digital iLive series, later this month. A standard GLD 32 input system offers 28 XLR  mic inputs with plug n’ play I/O expanders allowing easy expansion up to 48 inputs (44 XLR mic inputs).

ah.jpg
At the heart of the system is the GLD-80 mixer, providing 48 input processing channels, 8 stereo FX returns fed by iLive’s acclaimed FX emulations, 30 configurable buses, 20 mix processing channels, and DSP power to provide full processing without compromise.

GLD-80 has an analogue-style channel processing control section complemented by a graphical 8.4 inch touch screen. A fully-customisable drag ‘n drop layout allows quick and easy assignment of inputs and mixes to fader strips. There are 20  fader strips in 4 layers, each with motorised fader, a channel LCD  display which can be named and colour-coded, plus a rotary control for direct access to gain, pan and aux/FX sends. The mixer‘s local I/O comprises 4 XLR mic/line inputs, 4 XLR line outs, 4 RCA inputs, 2 RCA outputs, and digital outputs in SPDIF and AES3 formats.

The GLD-80 connects to a range of plug ‘n play I/O racks to ‘build’ 28, 36 or 44 mic input systems. A primary AR2412 rack (24 XLR inputs, 12 XLR outs) and up to two AR84 expander racks (8 XLR inputs, 4 XLR outs each) can be connected over 120m CAT5 runs using A&H’s dSNAKE protocol. dSNAKE provides control  to the remote preamp, and all mic preamps are scene recallable. AR2412 also includes a connection for personal monitoring  systems.

GLD has the ability to record and playback a stereo signal on a USB memory stick. Standard iLive audio I/O option cards for Dante, MADI, EtherSound and Allen & Heath's ACE protocols can be fitted, allowing multi-channel record/playback, FOH/monitor splits, and connection to A&H iLive systems, which can easily be configured using GLD's extensive soft-patching.

“Designing  a system which is suitable for both the professional engineer and  occasional user has been a priority. With GLD, our aim was to take much of the complexity  out of digital mixing, opening up the tremendous benefits of digital  technology to a wider group of customers, such as the rental companies, houses of worship and live venues where our GL series analogue mixers have been working so successfully for years,”  comments A&H MD, Glenn Rogers. “GLD offers high quality processing  and stunning sonic performance. Key to the system is GLD’s remote plug  ’n play I/O audio racks for flexible, easy set-up system building.”

GLD will be launching at NAMM 2012. Suggested retail pricing is:
GLD-80 + GLD-AR2412                          £5,652.91 ex VAT
GLD-80 + GLD-AR2412 + GLD-AR84      £6,267.35 ex VAT

No comments
Join the discussion...
Post Comment
More Cool Stuff
What’s purple, deep, and 47 years old? No, not Barney the Dinosaur. Deep P...
Expert Review: Rob Papen – RAW By Russ Loeffler       I was...
x
sign in
x
contact us
*Indicates required fields
Name *
Email Address *
Issue Type *
submit
x
message
okay
please wait