Of Mice, Men and Mixers
A GLD-80 connected over Cat5 to AR2412 and AR84 AudioRacks provided 32 XLR inputs for stage sources and delivered 5 in-ear mixes, side fills and a pair of centre wedges. Both GLD-80s were fitted with Dante cards and mic preamp signals were split digitally via Dante over cat5 to FOH. The analogue gain was set at the start of the tour, with the engineers using the consoles’ digital trim (+/- 24dB) to independently make adjustments during the shows.
Ian ‘Squid’ Walsh appreciated the GLD system’s workflow and compactness, commenting, ‘’It’s really easy to use, it’s such a small rig, we were in and out of there so fast.”
Dave Nutbrown also enjoyed his first tour with GLD, saying, “We’re happy with it, it’s a good, all round rock ‘n’ roll board. Our show finishes at 8 o’ clock. I carry it back to the bus at 8.30 and at 8.45 I’m in the bar. What can I tell you?”
Watch the video, including interviews with Dave Nutbrown and Squid on YouTube
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