Allen & Heath (A&H) has unveiled the GS-R24, a analog mid- to large-scale console combined with a choice of interface modules, motorized faders for automated mixing and MIDI controllers for tactile interfacing with software DAWs. Based on A&H's popular ZED-R16 Firewire recording mixer concept with influences from the classic GS3000, the GS-R24 is primarily aimed at producer/engineer-owned recording studios, although its flexible feature set lends the mixer to live sound applications requiring multi-channel recording, post production suites, and as a general use residential studio mixer.
Features include a high-quality A&H mic pre-amp and four-band fully-parametric EQ, the GS-R24 has 24 mono mic/line channels, two dual input stereo channels, two mono tube pre-amp channels, six auxes (two switched pre/post EQ), four audio sub-group buses, a master stereo and a master mono bus. There are two studio output sub-mix sections with individual level adjustment, which source monitor signals, and a comprehensive PFL/AFL and stereo ‘Solo In Place’ system, ideal for use in mix-down operation.
A slot in the rear panel provides optional input and output formats via a choice of plug-in interface module cards. The first module available is a 32-channel Firewire interface with ADAT optical connectivity, which provides a digital send and digital return on all the input channels (mono, stereo and tube pre) and the master stereo, making a total of 32 digital inputs and outputs. Also available from launch will be an analog I/O plus MIDI module with the interface on D-type connectors for wiring to external converters.
The MIDI control section provides 24 channel faders (audio and MIDI track), 26 Select switches (dual function channel Solo switches), 12 rotaries, 19 MIDI switches, a further two MIDI faders and a jog wheel for scrolling functions. The mono channels have either motorised or non-motorized faders depending on model, and mode switches configure the mixer to allow different levels of MIDI control and integration with the DAW.
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