Broadcast Video Expo 2012 will see the UK debut of Allen & Heath’s new GLD Series live digital mixing system, which launched at NAMM in January. New UK distributor, Audio-Technica, will be displaying the new mixer series on stand G42 at BVE, which is taking place between 14-16 February.
Flexibility is key to the design of the significant new series, which is based around the 48 input channel GLD-80 mixer. The GLD-80 connects to a range of I/O racks to build into 28, 36 or 44 mic input systems - a primary AR2412 rack allows for 24 XLR inputs and 12 XLR outs, and can be used in conjunction with up to two AR84 expander racks (8 XLR inputs and 4 outputs each). The system can be connected over 120m CAT5 runs using Allen & Heath’s dSnake protocol, which provides control to the remote preamp.
Standard Allen & Heath iLive audio I/O cards for Dante, MADI, EtherSound and A&H’s ACE protocols can be fitted to the GLD-80, allowing for remarkable versatility for multi-channel record/playback, FOH and monitor splits and even connection to A&H iLive systems.
The XB-14 mixer is designed for a broad range of applications, from small radio stations to larger studios with multiple rooms. The unit is equipped with a wealth of features aimed specifically at broadcasters including telephone communication modules, mic fader start sensing for external connection, stereo channel start/cue outputs for CD deck transport control and separate headphone mix and outputs for guests.
A two-stage pre-amp design offers an expansive gain range (69dB) with exceptionally low noise while each mono input is equipped with 3-band EQ, carefully designed to offer maximum performance on a variety of sources.