Anaheim, CA (January 20, 2012)—Allen & Heath has unveiled GLD, its live digital mixing system, which is conceptually based on the digital iLive series.
A standard GLD 32-input system offers 28 XLR mic inputs with plug-and-play I/O expanders allowing expansion up to 48 inputs (44 XLR mic inputs).
At the heart of the system is the GLD-80 mixer, providing 48 input-processing channels, eight stereo FX returns fed by iLive's FX emulations, 30 configurable busses, 20 mix processing channels and DSP power to provide full processing.
GLD-80 has an analog-style channel-processing control section complemented by a graphical 8.4-inch touch screen. There are 20 fader strips in four layers, each with motorized fader, a channel LCD display which can be named and color-coded, plus a rotary control for direct access to gain, pan and aux/FX sends. The mixer's local I/O comprises four XLR mic/line inputs, four XLR line outs, four RCA inputs, two RCA outputs, and digital outputs in S/PDIF and AES3 formats.
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