New York, NY (May 22, 2018)—Characterizing it as “a major feature upgrade,” Allen & Heath has released dLive V1.7 firmware for its flagship digital mixing system, bringing onboard new features including support for numerous Shure wireless systems, new routing and patching options and more. The firm ware can be downloaded from the Allen & Heath website.
Through a collaboration with Shure, the new firmware allows engineers to monitor and control up to 45 Axient Digital, ULX-D and QLX-D wireless systems on a dLive surface. Key wireless information, including mutes, signal level and battery bars, is visible from Bank screens, allowing multiple channels to be monitored at the same time. More detailed information, including RF frequency, device name and peak indicators, can be accessed by selecting the Preamp tab on an individual wireless channel. Receiver gain and mutes can also be controlled direct from the dLive touchscreen, or from a laptop running dLive Director software.
Extended routing and patching capabilities have been added, too. Inputs can now be routed to Matrices for fine-tuning of speaker cluster contributions in larger venues. Mixes can be patched to the PAFL External Input and vice-versa, allowing multiple ways of creating technician chat channels, and mixes can be patched to inputs for advanced processing.
The new firmware also supports the recently unveiled PRIME I/O modules, which are intended to make the most of dLive’s 96 kHz XCVI FPGA core and I/O converter technologies optimized for higher sampling rates.
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