The Allen & Heath GLD-80 is a compact digital mixing surface that is designed to integrate into a GLD digital mixing system, which provides scalable I/O, integrated FX processing, advanced routing, wireless remote mixing via iPad, and much more. Featuring local I/O comprised of 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 is designed to connect to a range of optional remote I/O racks via Cat5, allowing you to build 28, 36 or 44 mic input systems.
The GLD-80 mixer provides 48 input processing channels, 8 stereo FX engines, 30 configurable buses, 20 mix processing channels, and enough DSP power to provide processing without compromise. It has an analog-style channel processing control section, complemented by a graphical 8.4" touchscreen. A fully customizable drag '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 motorized faders, 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.
Remote I/O Module Options
The GLD-80 connects to a range of plug 'n play I/O racks to 'build' 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&H's dSNAKE protocol. Or, the AB168 portable AudioRack can be used, providing 16 XLR inputs and 8 XLR outputs when connected to the GLD-80, or the AR2412 AudioRack. dSNAKE provides control to the remote preamp, and all mic preamps are scene recallable. AR2412 also includes a connection for personal monitoring systems
Flexible Record and Playback Options
GLD-80 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 the GLD system's extensive soft-patching
8 Stereo RackExtra FX Engines
The GLD-80 boasts 8 stereo RackExtra FX engines with dedicated channels to handle them all without compromise. These feature top-quality emulations and developments of popular industry classics. The engines provide very low latency and instant access to all 8 effects at all times. No need for licenses or complex configuration. Any combination of up to 8 FX devices can be loaded. A back panel allows patching as mix send/returns or as inserts into specific channels. A front-panel view presents a familiar classic knob layout where the user can adjust the many parameters, select from numerous presets and create new ones, and transfer them between systems using a USB key. FX can be returned via input channels or dedicated short returns with 4-band PEQ.
User-friendly and comprehensively powerful, the GLD-80 Digital Mixing Desk offers 48 input processing channels, 8 stereo FX returns, 30 configurable buses, 20 mix processing channels, and DSP power to provide full processing without compromise. A graphical 8.4-inch touchscreen with fully-customisable drag 'n' drop layout gives supreme usability. All inputs offer full processing including trim, polarity, HPF, insert, gate, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay, giving you a full set of tools to produce superlative sounds. THE GLD-80 will also record and playback directly to and from a USB stick.
The GLD-80 connects to a range of plug n play I/O racks, including Allen & Heath's AR2412 and AR84 racks, to 'build' 28, 36 or 44 mic input systems. Thinking big Think GLD-80.
Features at a Glance Compact digital mixer with scalable, remote I/OSystems from 4 to 44 micsRemote wireless iPad mixing via freeGLD Remote appEasy to use, quick to access, analog-style interfacedSNAKE Cat5 digital snake—up to 120m cable length8.4 inch color touchscreen for graphical view and setup20 faders, 4 layers, 80 channel strips in a freely customizable layout48 input channels into 30 assignable buses (Aux, Group, Matrix, Main, FX Send) into 20 mix outputs8 stereo RackFX engines with dedicated ‘short’ returns with 4-band PEQFull processing on all inputs including trim, polarity, HPF, insert, gate, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delayFull processing on all outputs including insert, PEQ, GEQ, compressor and delayLR, None (monitors), LR+M (sum), LR+M (bus), LCR main mix modes16 DCAs / mute groupsBuilt-in Talkback, RTA and Signal GeneratorI/O module options for FOH/Monitor split, multitrack recording, link to iLive and moreMIDI In/Out and Ethernet Network portAviom Pro16 compatible Monitor port on main AudioRackHigh end 1 dB step recallable mic/line preampsUser definable channel names and colorsEngineer’s mono Wedge and stereo IEM stripsInput, output and insert soft patchbaysQuick copy, paste and reset of mixes and parametersLibraries, Scenes and Show memories with USB transferGet your mix started quickly with Template Shows 10 assignable SoftKeys for scene recall, DCA mutes and more