V1.9’s new GEQs, Dynamic EQ and Multi-Band compressor emulations.
New York (November 13, 2012)—Allen & Heath has released the latest version of its iLive firmware, V1.9, including new GEQ, Dynamic EQ and Multi-Band compressor emulations, increased MIDI control options, and improvements to the functionality in the supporting iLive Editor software and MixPad app.
All 32 mix outputs now benefit from extra Graphic EQ Low Frequency bands and a choice of four GEQ emulations: classic 1/3rd octave Constant-Q, industry standard Proportional-Q, Digi-Q for minimal band interaction, and a new asymmetric Hybrid – plus display of the resulting frequency response and a superimposed RTA view. The four models are available at a touch of a button and can be audibly and visually auditioned in real time with no patching or recall needed.
Added to the library of FX emulations are two Multi-Band compressors (3 and 4 band) and a 4-band Dynamic EQ, helping provide control over dynamic range in mix mastering or tone shaping applications.
According to A&H, V1.9 includes an array of improvements to functions such as mix bus coherency, bank linking preferences on larger iLive surfaces, stereo input channel width control with modes such as M&S, configurable input meters source point, channel and mix delay bypass and extended MIDI functionality.
Improvements for permanent installations include enhancements to user permissions and networking flexibility. These include new audio synchronization and routing options, and control of audio networking cards when fitted in an xDR-16 expander.
Key developments in the supporting iLive Editor software comprise a quick input set up window to mirror the iLive Surfaces and MIDI control of the Mix button, while the MixPad app can now hold up to 32 strips in custom layers, features an FX tap tempo control and Aux pan control improvements.
V1.9 is available to download now from the company’s website.
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