Allen & Heath and Shure have announced a new collaboration to enable native monitoring and control of Shure’s ULX-D and QLX-D wireless systems from Allen & Heath’s flagship dLive digital mixing systems.
With the upcoming release of dLive V1.7 firmware, engineers can monitor supported Shure wireless systems without leaving the mix position.
All wireless information, including mutes, signal level and battery bars, is visible from Bank screens, allowing simultaneous monitoring of multiple channels. Selecting the Preamp tab on an individual wireless channel reveals more granular information, including RF frequency, device name and peak indicators. Receiver gain and mutes can also be controlled direct from the dLive touchscreen, or from a laptop running dLive Director software. dLive systems auto-detect any supported Shure wireless systems on the same network.
“One of the key design goals with dLive has always been to help audio engineers focus their attention on the performance, particularly in high-pressure live, installation and broadcast environments where the same operator is responsible for different aspects of the production,” commented Ben Morgan, Allen & Heath’s dLive product manager. “Working with Shure, we have integrated convenient, at-a-glance monitoring of key wireless functions within the dLive interface and from Director laptop application.”
“Shure has always made it a priority to ensure that our customers’ workflow and product experience is as intuitive and efficient as possible,” said Rob Fuhlbrugge, Shure’s senior director of engineering and product development. “Our collaboration with Allen & Heath to integrate the monitoring and control of two of our best-selling wireless products with their powerful dLive systems and the Director software achieves this.”
dLive V1.7 and Shure wireless integration will be previewed on the Allen & Heath booth (Hall 3.1, F40) at ProLight&Sound from April 10-13.