New York, NY (July 12, 2013)—New Zealand rock band Starboy opted for an Allen & Heath compact GLD-80 digital mixer for its Eastern and Central European tour.
“For us to tour without a digital console would mean traveling with about 30U of outboard gear, which was totally impractical and very expensive for an independent band. After investigating everything in the market, we settled on the GLD-80 because the convenience of using audio over Ethernet was so much more practical than anything else out there,” explained chief engineer, Stu Fu.
The GLD-80 allows Stu Fu to run the entire show with one console, fitted with an A&H Dante expansion card, which runs 64 channels of audio bi-directionally over Cat 5 network cable, enabling playback and recording for duties such as virtual soundcheck.
“Some of the festivals we are booked into advised that there was no opportunity for soundcheck,” said Fu, “but with the GLD-80, we are confident that the monitor mix will always be exactly as we set it up, so no surprises on stage.”
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