Allen & Heath GLD-80
GLD is a user-friendly, cost effective and scalable live digital mixing system, conceptually based on the hugely successful digital iLive series. 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).
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.
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- 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.
- Compact digital mixer with scalable, remote I/O
- "¢ Systems from 4 to 44 mics
- "¢ Easy to use, quick to access, analogue style interface
- "¢ dSNAKE Cat5 digital snake-up to 120m cable length
- "¢ 8.4 inch colour touchscreen for graphical view and setup
- "¢ 20 faders, 4 layers, 80 channel strips in a freely customizable layout
- "¢ 48 input channels into 30 assignable buses (Aux, Group, Matrix, Main, FX Send) into 20 mix outputs
- "¢ 8 stereo RackFX engines with dedicated 'short' returns with 4-band PEQ
- "¢ Full processing on all inputs including trim, polarity, HPF, insert, gate, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay
- "¢ Full processing on all outputs including insert, PEQ, GEQ, compressor and delay
- "¢ LR, None (monitors), LR M (sum), LR M (bus), LCR main mix modes
- "¢ 16 DCAs / mute groups
- "¢ Built-in Talkback, RTA and Signal Generator
- "¢ I/O module options for FOH/Monitor split, multitrack recording, link to iLive and more
- "¢ MIDI In/Out and Ethernet Network port
- "¢ AviomTM Pro16 compatible Monitor port on main AudioRack
- "¢ High end 1dB step recallable mic/line preamps
- "¢ User definable channel names and colours
- "¢ Engineer's mono Wedge and stereo IEM strips
- "¢ Input, output and insert soft patchbays
- "¢ Quick copy, paste and reset of mixes and parameters
- "¢ Libraries, Scenes and Show memories with USB transfer
- "¢ Get started quickly with Template Shows