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Allen & Heath GLD-80 Digital Mixing Desk

Product Code: 269510

The Allen & Heath GLD-80 is a compact digital mixing surface that is designed to integrate into a GLD digital mixing system...

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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/O
  • Systems from 4 to 44 mics
  • Remote wireless iPad mixing via freeGLD Remote app
  • Easy to use, quick to access, analog-style interface
  • dSNAKE Cat5 digital snake—up to 120m cable length
  • 8.4 inch color touchscreen for graphical view and setup
  • 20 faders, 4 layers, 80 channel strips in a freely customizable layout
  • 48 input channels into 30 assignable buses (Aux, Group, Matrix, Main, FX Send) into 20 mix outputs
  • 8 stereo RackFX engines with dedicated ‘short’ returns with 4-band PEQ
  • Full processing on all inputs including trim, polarity, HPF, insert, gate, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay
  • Full processing on all outputs including insert, PEQ, GEQ, compressor and delay
  • LR, None (monitors), LR+M (sum), LR+M (bus), LCR main mix modes
  • 16 DCAs / mute groups
  • Built-in Talkback, RTA and Signal Generator
  • I/O module options for FOH/Monitor split, multitrack recording, link to iLive and more
  • MIDI In/Out and Ethernet Network port
  • Aviom Pro16 compatible Monitor port on main AudioRack
  • High end 1 dB step recallable mic/line preamps
  • User definable channel names and colors
  • Engineer’s mono Wedge and stereo IEM strips
  • Input, output and insert soft patchbays
  • Quick copy, paste and reset of mixes and parameters
  • Libraries, Scenes and Show memories with USB transfer
  • Get your mix started quickly with Template Shows
  • 10 assignable SoftKeys for scene recall, DCA mutes and more

       

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