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Allen & Heath Debuts GLD Chrome Editions

Allen & Heath has introduced new Chrome Edition models of its GLD series mixers, sporting new features and effects.

Chrome Edition GLD-112 mixer with AB168 and AR2412 AudioRacks
New York, NY (April 23, 2015)—Allen & Heath has introduced new Chrome Edition models of its GLD series mixers, sporting new features and effects.

GLD Chrome firmware adds Auto Mic Mixing capability and further additions to the processing suite, including new effect and channel-based compressor emulations.??The Chrome Edition GLD-80 and GLD-112 mixers have been redesigned with a new metallic livery, while the AR84 and AR2412 AudioRacks have received a black finish.

The automatic mic mixer (AMM) can be configured to work across all 44 microphone sources, allowing the user to select which inputs should be auto-mixed without the restrictions of a 16-channel insert-based system. The AMM can be set to work in two modes—‘D-Classic’ dynamic gain sharing for a quick set-up, and ‘Number of Open Microphones’ (NOM) logic gate technology for a more complex auto mix. A Best Mic Lock system detects cross talk between different sources and limits open microphones.

GLD Chrome firmware includes a new DEEP Plug-In architecture that allows users to select from a number of different processing units on every input and mix channel. Two new RMS-VCA inspired compressor models, the 16T and 16VU, are included. Integrated within the mixer’s channel processing, all six compressor models can be selected on any of the input and mix channels on the fly, without burning effects slots or adding latency.

The new version 1.5 Chrome firmware also features several additions to Allen & Heath’s on-board effects suite, including a new Stereo Tap Delay, with 2.7 second maximum delay time, split LR beat fraction control, millisecond mode, and Tap Tempo functions. There is a new Bucket Brigade delay emulating the non-linearity of solid state delay units, and Echo, an emulation of the tape echo system popular in the 1970’s, a sound which models tape non-linearity and filtering characteristics.

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