Allen & Heath GLD2-112 Digital Mixer System

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Item: AH-GLD2-112

 

Allen & Heath's GLD-112 is a larger version of the popular GLD-80 mixer, with an extra bank of 8 control strips, increasing the channel count to 28 fader strips in 4 layers.

GLD is a user-friendly, cost effective and scalable live digital mixing system, conceptually based on Allen & Heat's digital iLive series. Plug n’ play I/O expanders make it easy to build systems with up to 48 inputs, supported by a full suite of apps, software and personal monitoring solutions.

The Allen & Heath GLD-112 provides 48 input processing channels, 8 stereo FX returns fed by our acclaimed FX emulations, 30 configurable buses, 20 mix processing channels, and DSP power to provide full processing without compromise. Now available in a Chrome Edition, the GLD-112 comes with sleek new styling, Automatic Mic Mixing, new embedded plugin FX and six compressor models on all channels - all freely available on all input and mix channels. The models capture the audio nuances and non-linear ballastics of industry classics, ranging from slow-opto release, RMS detection, fierce Punchbag,through to super-fast peak compression/limiting. All models also encompass additional essential features, parallel path mode for convenient wet/dry compression balancing, comprehensive sidechain filter and gain reduction histogram.

Allen & Heath's GLD-112 has an analog-style channel processing control section complemented by a graphical 8.4 inch touch screen. A fully-customisable drag ‘n drop layout allows quick and easy assignment of inputs and mixes to fader strips. There are 28 fader strips in 4 layers,each with a motorised fader, a channel LCD display which can be named and colour-coded, and a rotary control for direct access to gain, pan and aux/FX sends. The mixer‘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 Allen & Heath GLD-112 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. 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 Allen & Heath iLive systems, which can easily be configured using GLD’s extensive soft-patching.

Allen & Heath's GLD Remote app provides wireless control for GLD-112, giving the engineer the freedom to walk the room or stage and control the sound right where it is needed. GLD-112 and GLD Remote can work together to provide simultaneous control of independent functions, for example one engineer using the console to mix FoH sound and another using the iPad to mix monitors on stage.

GLD’s advanced automatic mic mixer (AMM) features make it perfect for mixing conferences, panel talks and TV shows. The AMM can be configured to work across 44 microphone sources, allowing the user to select which inputs should be auto-mixed without the usual restrictions of a 16 channel insert based system. The AMM can be set to work in two modes – ‘D-Classic’ dynamic gain sharing for a simple quick set-up, and ‘Number of Open Microphones’ (NOM) logic gate technology for a more flexible and sophisticated auto mix.

GLD offers 8 stereo RackExtra FX engines with the additional buses and channels to handle them all without compromise, including 8 dedicated short returns with 4-band PEQ. Each FX engine has access to a Library containing no less than 19 different units and hundreds of editable factory presets. The full spectrum of FX units is included, such as reverbs, phasers, pitch shifters, sub harmonic synthesizers, transient processors and rotary speaker emulators. All units have been recreated with familiar knob layouts, and back panels for patching as send/returns or as channel inserts. Whether it’s for taming vocals and instruments, polishing mixes, or being creative, a full menu of dynamic tools is also on offer, including de-essers, Multiband Compressors and Dynamic EQ. GLD is fully compatible with the ME Personal Mixing System.

 

Features

  • Compact digital mixer with scalable, remote I/O
  • Systems from 4 to 44 mics
  • Easy to use, quick to access, analogue style interface
  • dSNAKE Cat5 digital snake—up to 120m cable length
  • 8.4 inch colour touchscreen for graphical view and setup
  • 28 faders, 4 layers, 112 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
  • Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System
  • High end 1dB step recallable mic/line preamps
  • User definable channel names and colours
  • 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
  • Scene Filters, crossfades and automated recalls
  • Get started quickly with Template Shows
  • Password protectable user profiles

 


Specifications

  • Dimensions & Weight (unpacked): 1,000 x 577 x 159mm (39.4" x 22.7" x 6.2")
  • Dynamic Range: 112dB
  • System Signal to Noise: -90dB
  • Frequeny Response: 0/-0.25dB @ 20Hz, 0/-0.5dB @ 20kHz
  • System peak level THD+N: 0.0055% -68dBu @ +17dBu output, 1kHz
  • System Line level THD+ N: 0.002%, -84dBu @ 9dBu output, 1kHz
  • Headroom: +18dB
  • Internal operating level: 0dBu
  • dBFS Alignment: +18dBu=0dBFS (+22dBu at XLR output)
  • Meter Calibration: 0dB meter= -18dBFS (+4dBu at XLRout)
  • Meter Peak indication: -3dBFS (+19dBu at XLR out)
  • Meter Type: Fast (peak) response
  • Sampling Rate: 48kHz+/-100PPM
  • ADC: 24-bit Delta-Sigma
  • DAC: 4-bit Delta-Sigma
  • USB Playback: 2 channel, WAV, FLAC 44.1/48kHz
  • USB Record: 2 channel, 48kHz/16-bit - WAV
  • I/O Port: 64 channel bi-directional
  • Card Options: A&H ACE, MADI, Dante, ES, Waves, MMO
  • Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 35 °C (32 °F to 95 °F)
  • Inputs:
    • XLR Mic/Line Inputs: Balanced
      • Mic/Line Preamp: Fully recallable
      • Input Sensitivity: -60 to +15dB
      • Analog Gain: +5 to +60dB, 1 dB step
      • Pad: -20d
      • Maximum Input Level: +32dB
      • Input Impedance: >4kOhm (Pad out), >10kOhm (Pad in)
    • Mic/Line Channel noise: 20-20kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
      • Mic EIN: -127dB with 150 Ohm source
      • Unity gain (Pad in): -90dBu
      • Low gain (5dB, Pad out): -93dBu
      • Mid gain (30dB, Pad out): -89dBu
    • Mic/Line Channel THD+N: 20-20kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
      • Unity gain (Pad in): -0.005% -86dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
      • Low gain (5dB, Pad out): 0.003% -89dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
      • Mid gain (30dB, Pad out): 0.004% -88dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
    • RCA Line Inputs: Unbalanced (GLD-80)
      • Input Sensitivty: -24 to +24dBu, nominal 0dBu
      • Trim: +/-24dB, recallable
      • Maximum Input Level: +18dBu
      • Input Impedance: >10 kOhm
      • RCA Channel Noise: -92dBu 20-20kHz
      • RCA channel THD+N: 0.0035% -90dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
  • Outputs:
    • XLR Outputs: Balanced, Relay protected
      • Output Impedance: <75Ohms
      • Nominal Output: +4dBu=0dB meter reading
      • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
      • Residual Output Noise: -91dBu (muted, 20Hz-20kHz)
    • RCA Line Outputs
      • Output Impedance: <75 Ohms
      • Nominal Output: 0dBu=0dB meter reading
      • Maximum Output Level: +18dBu
      • Residual Outpt Noise: -94dBu (muted, 20Hz - 20kHz)
    • Digital Outputs: 48kHz sampling rate
      • SPDIF: RCA, 600mV, coax terminated input 75 Ohms
      • AES3 2 ch XLR output: XLR, 2.Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ohms

 

28 Fader Digital Mixer with 8 Local inputs and Outputs. Includes (4) XLR Local Mic Inputs, Expandable to 44. (4) RCA Stereo line input ports, (4) XLR Line outputs, SPDIF and AES outputs. Network Port for remote control. Option Slot for I/O Expansion and format conversion. Onboard USB 2 track record and Playback. Built in Monitor port compatible with ME-1 Personal Monitor system and Anet 16 Remotes. Dsnake digital onboard Snake.