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.