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Allen & Heath GLD80 Digital Mixer, Chrome Edition

Product Code ALGLD-080/X
Manufacturer Allen & Heath

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The Allen & Heath GLD 80 is a user-friendly, cost effective and scalable live digital mixing system, conceptually based on the hugely successful digital iLive series. Plug n’ play I/O expanders make it easy to build systems with up to 48 inputs, supported by a full suite of apps, software and personal monitoring solutions.

At the heart of the system is the GLD-80 mixer, providing 48 input processing channels, 8 stereo FX returns fed by our acclaimed FX emulations, 30 configurable buses, 20 mix processing channels, and DSP power to provide full processing without compromise. 

GLD-80 has an analogue-style channel processing control section complemented by a graphical 8.4 inch touch screen. A fully-customisable 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 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 4 XLR mic/line inputs, 4 XLR line outs, 4 RCA inputs, 2 RCA outputs, and digital outputs in SPDIF and AES3 formats.

GLD-80 connects to a range of plug ‘n play I/O racks to build systems with up to 48 microphone inputs. A primary AR2412 or AB168 dSNAKE device, a secondary (daisy-chained) AB168 or AR84, and a further AR84 expander rack can all be connected over 120m CAT5 runs using A&H’s dSNAKE protocol. dSNAKE provides control to the remote preamp, and automatic firmware updates to the AudioRacks. All dSNAKE ports are also compatible with the ME Personal Mixing System.

GLD 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 GLD’s extensive soft-patching.


  • Compact digital mixer with scalable, remote I/O
  • Systems from 4 to 48 mics
  • Easy to use, quick to access, analogue style interface
  • dSNAKE Cat5 digital snake-up to 120m cable length
  • 8.4 inch colour 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
  • Deep processing embedded plugins including GEQ and compressor models
  • Automatic Mic Mixer with up to 44 microphone sources
  • LR, None (monitors), LR+M (sum), LR+M (bus), LCR main mix modes
  • USB stereo recording and playback
  • 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
  • Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System
  • High end 1dB step recallable mic/line preamps
  • User definable channel names and colours
  • 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
  • Scene Filters, crossfades and automated recalls
  • Get started quickly with Template Shows
  • Password protectable user profiles


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