The Allen and Heath GS-R24 Analog Recording Console and DAW Controller is designed for studio recording and MIDI control of your Digital Audio Workstation. The mixer was developed from an ongoing conversation between designers, musicians, sound engineers, and producers from around the world. It combines the styling, controls, and analog preamp circuitry of classic Allen and Heath consoles with modern digital audio interfacing. The console features 24 XLR and line inputs with low-noise pre-amplifiers. Each channel includes a 1/4" direct output jack socket, a 1/4" insert jack socket, gain control from +6 to +60 dB for the XLR socket and -14 to +40 dB for the line input jacks, a switch between line and XLR with a 20 dB pad, a polarity reverse switch, 100 Hz Hi-Pass Filter switch, and a +48V phantom power switch to the XLR input.
For equalization, each mono input channel features a High Frequency equalizer knob with a corner frequency of 12,000 Hz, a High Mid Frequency equalizer with a Q factor between 0.8 and 6, a Low Mid Frequency equalizer with variable Q between 0.8 and 6, a Low Frequency equalizer with a corner frequency of 60 Hz, and an EQ bypass button. By default, each mono input channel includes two pre-fader auxiliary sends for sending to an auxiliary bus, two switchable pre- or post-fader auxiliary sends, and two post-fader auxiliary sends for effects. These can be reconfigured as needed. Finally, each mono input channel also includes a pan control, push buttons for routing to audio sub-groups and the mono mix bus, push buttons for DAW send, DAW return to channel pre insert, DAW return to channel post EQ, a fader bypass switch, mute switch, solo/select switch, and a 100 mm fader.
For outputs, the mixer features six 1/4" auxiliary jacks, four 1/4" group output jack sockets, two pairs of 1/4" stereo studio feed output jack sockets, two balanced XLR main outs, six 1/4" 5.1 surround sound jack sockets, a 2-track out, and a 1/4" headphone output.