CORNWALL, England - A new digital mixing system for touring, festivals and live venues has been launched by Allen & Heath: dLive. The next generation system provides flexible architecture, a FPGA processing core, control and networking options and Harmony user interface with gesture control.
The dLive features a distributed system design with separate MixRack and Surface. The dLive processing brain is housed in the MixRack, which is available in DM32, DM48 and DM64 with three accompanying control surfaces, the S3000, S5000 and S7000. All MixRack and Surfaces are mix and match compatible, with common configuration, setup and show files.
The 96k/96bit XCVI Core provides capacity for 128 inputs with full processing and 16 dedicated stereo FX returns. The dLive also incorporates the DEEP processing portfolio of embedded plugins. With cat5 DX ports, the system is able to deliver remote IO expansion at both the MixRack and Surface, enabling connections of up to three modular DX32 expansion units. Finally, dLive has a new pro touring grade chassis, optimised for weight and rigidity. All units have dual power supply slots for redundancy, with PSUs hot swappable between Surfaces, MixRacks and Expanders. Dual redundancy is also built into every audio connection throughout the system.
The dLive digital mixing system is available from $22,500 for a small venue system to $35,000 for a large touring system.