GLD-80 - Digital Mixing Console
GLD inherits the key benefits of our iLive pro touring system and makes them affordable for the kinds of hardworking rental companies, houses of worship and live venues that have used and loved our GL series analogue mixers for many years.
GLD is more than a mixerâ€”itâ€™s a complete digital mixing system. Our dSNAKE Cat5 digital multicore together with our plug â€˜nâ€™ play audio racks and expanders make it simple and affordable to build the system as your needs grow. Networking cards let you link GLD systems, make multi-track recordings or connect with other systems. An AviomTM compatible Monitor port allows connection to personal monitoring systems.
Analogue veterans, digital converts and novices alike will feel at home with GLD, thanks to a balance of WYSIWYG analogue-style controls and intuitive touchscreen interface. The layout and appearance of the GLD-80 can be customised quickly and easily, providing an interface that logically mirrors your application and puts the operator at their ease.
As you would expect from Allen & Heath, GLD delivers outstanding audio performance, with a new high-end mic preamp, low latency and the DSP muscle to provide full processing without compromise. GLD-80â€™s FX engines are taken directly from the iLive system and feature beautifully crafted emulations of industry classics.
Finally, a system that delivers all the benefits of digital mixing at the price of an analogue mixerâ€”and thatâ€™s before you think about all the outboard gear it replaces.
GLD, a user-friendly, cost effective and scalable live digital mixing system, conceptually based on the hugely successful digital iLive series. A standard GLD 32 input system offers 28 XLR mic inputs with plug nâ€™ play I/O expanders allowing easy 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, 8 stereo FX returns fed by iLiveâ€™s acclaimed FX emulations, 30 configurable buses, 20 mix processing channels, and DSP power to provide full processing without compromise.
GLD-80 has an analogue-style channel processing control section complemented by a graphical 8.4 inch touch screen. A fully-customisable drag â€˜n drop layout allows quick and easy assignment of inputs and mixes to fader strips. There are 20 fader strips in 4 layers, each with motorised fader, a channel LCD display which can be named and colour-coded, plus a rotary control for direct access to gain, pan and aux/FX sends. The mixerâ€˜s local I/O comprises 4 XLR mic/line inputs, 4 XLR line outs, 4 RCA inputs, 2 RCA outputs, and digital outputs in SPDIF and AES3 formats.
The GLD-80 connects to a range of plug â€˜n play I/O racks to â€˜buildâ€™ 28, 36 or 44 mic input systems. A primary AR2412 rack (24 XLR inputs, 12 XLR outs) and up to two AR84 expander racks (8 XLR inputs, 4 XLR outs each) can be connected over 120m CAT5 runs using A&Hâ€™s dSNAKE protocol. dSNAKE provides control to the remote preamp, and all mic preamps are scene recallable. AR2412 also includes a connection for personal monitoring systems.
GLD has the ability to record and playback a stereo signal on a USB memory stick. Standard iLive audio I/O option cards for Dante, MADI, EtherSound and Allen & Heath's ACE protocols can be fitted, allowing multi-channel record/playback, FOH/monitor splits, and connection to A&H iLive systems, which can easily be configured using GLD's extensive soft-patching.
â€¢ Compact digital mixer with scalable, remote I/O
â€¢ Systems from 4 to 44 mics
â€¢ Easy to use, quick to access, analogue style interface
â€¢ dSNAKE Cat5 digital snakeâ€”up to 120m cable length
â€¢ 8.4 inch colour touchscreen for graphical view and setup
â€¢ 20 faders, 4 layers, 80 channel strips in a freely customizable layout
â€¢ 48 input channels into 30 assignable buses (Aux, Group, Matrix, Main, FX Send) into 20 mix outputs
â€¢ 8 stereo RackFX engines with dedicated â€˜shortâ€™ returns with 4-band PEQ
â€¢ Full processing on all inputs including trim, polarity, HPF, insert, gate, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay
â€¢ Full processing on all outputs including insert, PEQ, GEQ, compressor and delay
â€¢ LR, None (monitors), LR+M (sum), LR+M (bus), LCR main mix modes
â€¢ 16 DCAs / mute groups
â€¢ Built-in Talkback, RTA and Signal Generator
â€¢ I/O module options for FOH/Monitor split, multitrack recording, link to iLive and more
â€¢ MIDI In/Out and Ethernet Network port
â€¢ AviomTM compliant Monitor port on main AudioRack
â€¢ High end 1dB step recallable mic/line preamps
â€¢ User definable channel names and colours
â€¢ Engineerâ€™s mono Wedge and stereo IEM strips
â€¢ Input, output and insert soft patchbays
â€¢ Quick copy, paste and reset of mixes and parameters
â€¢ Libraries, Scenes and Show memories with USB transfer
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