Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition Compact Digital Mixing Surface

Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition Compact Digital Mixing Surface

Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition Compact Digital Mixing Surface

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Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition Compact Digital Mixing Surface

Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition Compact Digital Mixing Surface

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  • Scalable I/O via Remote Module Options
  • GLD Remote App for iPad Wireless Mixing
  • Automatic Mic Mixer Up to 44 Sources
  • 6 Compressor Models On All Channels
  • 4x Local XLR Mic/Line Inputs
  • 4x XLR Local Line Outputs
  • 20 Motorized Faders in 4 Layers
  • 8.4" Color Graphical Touchscreen
  • 48 Input Channels & 8 Stereo FX Engines
  • 30 Assignable Buses & 20 Mix Outputs
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  • 1Description

The Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition 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. Successor to the GLD-80, this version features all of the same functionality of the original, while adding sleek new styling, Automatic Mic Mixing, new embedded plugin FX and new compressor models on all channels. 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 Chrome Edition 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 console is ideal for tour sound, and for permanent sound reinforcement installations.

The GLD-80 Chrome Edition 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 Chrome Edition 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 Chrome Edition 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
Six Compressor Models on Each Channel
The mixer offers 6 compressor models, all freely available on all input and mix channels. The models capture the audio nuances and non-linear ballistics of industry classics, ranging from slow-opto release, RMS detection, punchy attack, through to super-fast peak compression/limiting. All models also encompass additional essential features, parallel path mode for convenient wet/dry compression balancing, comprehensive side-chain filter and gain reduction histogram
Automatic Mic Mixer
Automatic mic mixer (AMM) features make the console ideal 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
8 Stereo RackExtra FX Engines
The GLD-80 Chrome Edition 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
Features at a Glance
  • Compact digital mixer with scalable, remote I/O
  • Systems from 4 to 48 mics
  • Remote wireless iPad mixing via free GLD 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
  • Automatic Mic Mixer with up to 44 microphone sources
  • Embedded plugins including GEQ and compressor models
  • Scene Filters, crossfades and automated recalls
  • Password protectable user profiles
In the Box
Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition Compact Digital Mixing Surface
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Inputs
    Mic/Line Inputs Balanced, (All XLR)
    Mic/Line Preamp: Fully recallable
    Input Sensitivity: ‐60 to +15 dBu
    Analog Gain: +5 to +60 dB, 1 dB steps
    Pad: ‐20 dB
    Maximum Input Level: +32 dBu
    Input Impedance: >4 kOhms (pad out), >10 kOhms (pad in)
    Mic/Line Channel Noise 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
    Mic EIN: ‐127 dB with 150 ohm source
    Unity Gain (Pad In): ‐90 dBu
    Low Gain (5 dB, Pad Out): ‐93 dBu
    Mid Gain (30 dB, Pad Out): ‐89 dBu
    Mic/Line Channel THD+N 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out,
    Unity Gain (Pad In): 0.005% ‐86 dBu @ 1 kHz, 0 dBu output
    Low Gain (5 dB, Pad Out): 0.003% ‐89 dBu @ 1 kHz, 0 dBu output
    Mid Gain (30 dB, Pad Out): 0.004% ‐88 dBu @ 1 kHz, 0 dBu output
    RCA RCA Line Inputs: Unbalanced
    Input Sensitivity: ‐24 to +24 dBu, nominal 0 dBu
    Trim: +/‐24 dB, recallable
    Maximum Input Level: +18 dBu
    Input Impedance: >10 kOhms
    RCA Channel Noise: ‐92 dBu 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    RCA Channel THD+N: 0.0035% ‐90 dBu @ 1 kHz, 0 dBu output
    Outputs
    Audio Out (XLR) XLR Outputs: Balanced, Relay protected
    Output Impedance: <75 ohms
    Nominal Output: +4 dBu = 0 dB meter reading
    Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu
    Residual Output Noise: ‐91 dBu (muted, 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    Audio Outputs (RCA) RCA Line Outputs: Balanced, Relay protected
    Output Impedance: <75 ohms
    Nominal Output: 0 dBu = 0 dB meter reading
    Maximum Output Level: +18 dBu
    Residual Output Noise: ‐94 dBu (muted, 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    Digital Outputs 48 kHz sampling rate
    SPDIF: RCA, 600 mV, coax terminated input 75 ohms
    AES3 2 Ch XLR Output: XLR, 2.5 Vpp balanced terminated 110 ohms
    System
    Measurement Conditions Measured balanced XLR in to XLR out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, minimum gain, pad out
    Dynamic Range 112 dB
    Signal to Noise Ratio ‐90 dB
    Frequency Response 0 / ‐0.25 dB @ 20 Hz, 0/‐0.5 dB @ 20 kHz
    THD+N System Peak Level THD+N: 0.0055% ‐68 dBu @ +17 dBu output, 1 kHz
    System Line level THD+ N: 0.0022%, ‐84 dBu @ +9 dBu output, 1 kHz
    Headroom +18 dB
    Operating Level 0 dBu, internal
    dBFS Alignment +18 dBu = 0 dBFS (+22 dBu at XLR output)
    Metering Meter Calibration: 0 dB meter = ‐18 dBFS (+4 dBu at XLR out)
    Meter Peak indication: ‐3 dBFS (+19 dBu at XLR out)
    Meter Type: Fast (peak) response
    Sampling Rate 48 kHz +/‐100 PPM
    ADC 24-bit Delta-Sigma
    DAC 24-bit Delta-Sigma
    Latency 1.49 ms (local XLR in to XLR out)
    0.68 ms (local XLR in to digital out)
    USB USB Playback: 2 channel, WAV, FLAC 44.1 / 48 kHz
    USB Record: 2 channel, 48 kHz / 16-bit - WAV
    I/O Port 64 channel bi-directional
    I/O Card A&H ACE, MADI, Dante, ES, Waves, MMO (optional)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
    Mains Power 100 ‐ 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz, 95 W max
    Mix Processing
    Channels 20 Mix Channels: Configure as mono/stereo Groups, Aux, Main, Matrix; Mains = None, LR, LCR. LR+M(bus), LR+M(sum)
    External Input Assignable source
    Trim +/‐24 dB digital trim
    Polarity Normal/reverse
    Insert Assign to any sockets, in/out, +4 dBu/‐10 dBV level
    Delay Up to 170 ms, Bypass switch
    Mix global setting ‐ ms, feet, meters, samples
    Graphic EQ Type: Constant 1/3 octave, 28 bands 31 Hz - 16 kHz
    Gain: +/‐12 dB
    GEQ Fader Flip Mode: 2 overlapping frequency banks on strip faders, SEL key resets frequency band to 0 dB, RTA following PAFL is displayed on strip meters
    Parametric Equalizer Type: 4-Band fully parametric, +/‐15 dB
    Frequency Range: Global setting for Mixes = 20 Hz - 20 kHz or 'Analog'
    Analog Ranges: 20 - 200 Hz, 35 Hz - 1 kHz, 500 Hz - 15 kHz, 2 - 20 kHz

    Band 1: Selectable LF Shelving, Bell, Hi‐Pass
    Band 2: Bell
    Band 3: Bell
    Band 4: Selectable HF Shelving, Bell, Lo-Pass
    Bell Width: Non-constant Q, variable, 1.5 to 1/9th octave
    Shelving Type: Classic Baxandall
    Hi‐Pass, Lo‐Pass Filter: 12 dB/octave
    Compressor Sidechain: Self key, In/Out, Sel 'listen'
    Sidechain Lo-Cut Filter: 12 dB/octave, Freq 20 Hz - 5 kHz
    Sidechain Hi-Cut Filter: 12 dB/octave, Freq 120 Hz - 20 kHz
    Threshold: ‐46 to 18 dBu
    Ratio: 1:1 to infinity
    Attack: 300 us - 300 ms
    Release: 100 ms - 2s
    Knee: Soft/Hard
    Manual Types: Peak Manual, RMS Manual
    Auto Types: VocalAuto, OptoAuto, PunchBag, filter in/out with sel 'listen'
    Talkback Assignable source,
    Mode: Latched/Momentary, PAFL Dim option
    High Pass Filter: 12 dB/octave, 20 Hz - 2 kHz
    Routing: To Groups, Aux, Main, Matrix
    Level Trim: +/‐24 dB
    Signal Generator Sine, White Noise, Pink Noise, Bandpass Noise,
    Sine, Bandpass sweep 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Controls Level, Mute
    Routing To Groups, Aux, Main, Matrix
    RTA 31‐bands 1/3 octave 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Source: Follows selected PAFL source
    Peak Band Indication: Option to display dominant frequency
    Control
    Touchscreen 8.4" TFT, 800 x 600 resolution
    Faders 100 mm motorized
    Fader Strips: 2 Banks (12, 8), 4 Layers = 80x strips
    Strip Display: LCD per strip, assignable backlight colors
    Softkeys 10 assignable
    MIDI MIDI In and Out
    Network TCP/IP Ethernet
    Effects
    Internal Processing Internal FX: 8x RackFX engine
    Types: Reverbs, Delays, Modulators, Sub‐harmonics, Pitch Shift, Rotary Speaker, De-Esser
    Mode: Send>Return, Inserted, Daisy Chain FX

    FX 'Short' Return Channels
    8 Stereo Dedicated Returns: Adds to inputs for up to 56 sources to the mix
    Controls: Fader, Pan, Mute, Routing to Grp, Aux, FX, Main
    FX Return PEQ: Same as Input Channel PEQ
    Input Processing
    Channels 48 Processing Channels: Mono = 1-44, Stereo = 45/46, 47/48
    Trim +/‐24 dB digital trim
    Polarity Normal/Reverse
    High Pass Filter 12 dB/octave 20 Hz - 2 kHz
    Insert Assign to any sockets, In/Out, +4 dBu/‐10 dBV level
    Delay Up to 85 ms, Bypass switch
    Input global setting ‐ ms, feet, meters, samples
    Gate Sidechain: Self key, In/Out, Sel 'listen'
    Sidechain Lo-Cut Filter: 12 dB/octave, Freq 20 Hz - 5 kHz
    Sidechain Hi-Cut Filter: 12 dB/octave, Freq 120 Hz - 20 kHz
    Threshold: ‐72 to +12 dBu
    Depth: 0 to 60 dB
    Attack: 50 us to 300 ms
    Hold: 10 ms to 5 s
    Release: 10 ms to 1 s
    Parametric Equalizer Type: 4‐band fully parametric, +/‐15 dB
    Frequency Range: Global setting for Inputs = 20 Hz - 20 kHz or 'Analog'
    Analog Ranges: 20 - 200 Hz, 35 Hz - 1 kHz, 500 Hz - 15 kHz, 2 - 20 kHz
    Band 1: Selectable LF Shelving, Bell, Hi-Pass
    Band 2: Bell
    Band 3: Bell
    Band 4: Selectable HF Shelving, Bell, Lo-Pass
    Bell Width: Non-constant Q, variable, 1.5 to 1/9th octave
    Shelving Type: Classic Baxandall
    Hi-Pass, Lo-Pass Filter: 12 dB/octave
    Compressor Sidechain: Sel f key, In/Out, Sel 'listen'
    Sidechain Lo-Cut Filter: 12 dB/octave, Freq 20 Hz - 5 kHz
    Sidechain Hi-Cut Filter: 12 dB/octave, Freq 120 Hz - 20 kHz
    Threshold: ‐46 to 18 dBu
    Ratio: 1:1 to infinity
    Attack: 300 us - 300 ms
    Release: 100 ms - 2 s
    Knee: Soft/Hard
    Manual Types: Peak Manual, RMS Manual
    Auto Types: VocalAuto, OptoAuto, PunchBag
    Channel Direct Out Individual trim (per channel), Options: Source, follow Fader, follow Mute (global for all)
    Dimensions and Weight
    Dimensions 28.7 x 22.7 x 6.2" (730 x 577 x 159 mm)
    Weight 36 lb (16.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 49.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.3 x 30.05 x 11.6"

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