Allen & Heath has updated its GLD digital mixing system firmware to V1.1, adding a range of enhancements including support for the forthcoming GLD iPad app and ME personal mixing system, new Graphic EQ emulations, and customer requested additions to Scene management functionality.
V1.1 will support full integration with Allen & Heath’s newly-launched ME personal mixing system, allowing connection of the ME-1 personal mixer or ME-U connection hub to GLD’s AR2412 monitor port. This enables the automatic transfer of channel naming information from GLD to the ME system for quick and easy system setup. The firmware update also supports the new GLD Remote iPad app, which will allow wireless remote control of all mixes in GLD.
All GLD mix outputs now benefit from a choice of four Graphic EQ emulations with accurate modelling algorithms: 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. This is a first in live audio as 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.
Responding to customer feedback, V1.1 adds more versatile Scene navigation and features, including improvements to Scene recall filter and safes, as well as scene control with auto increment from soft keys, which is very useful for applications such as musical theatre. Other key feature requests now included in V1.1 are, the addition of user permission Scene access, MIDI control of Aux and FX send levels, and full control of I/O Port option settings.