What is it?A cost-effective, scalable live digital mixing system based on A&H’s successful digital iLive series. DetailsThe GLD-80 provides 48 input processing channels, eight stereo FX returns (fed by iLive’s FX emulations), 30 configurable buses, 20 mix processing channels and full DSP. It combines an analogue-style channel processing control section, a graphical 8.4” touch screen and fully-customisable drag ‘n’ drop layout said to allow quick and easy assignment of inputs and mixes to fader strips. The design features 20 fader strips in four layers, each with motorised fader, a channel LCD display (which can be named and colour-coded), plus a rotary control for direct access to gain, pan and aux/FX sends. The mixer’s local I/O comprises four XLR mic/line inputs, four XLR line outs, four RCA inputs, two RCA outputs plus SPDIF and AES3 digital outputs. The GLD-80 connects to a range of plug ‘n’ play I/O racks to create 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 and 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’s extensive soft-patching.And another thing…The GLD system offers quick copy, paste and reset of mixes and parameters . Libraries, Scenes and Show memories can be transferred via USB transfer and ‘template’ Shows are included for fast start up.