Providing 80 control strips grouped in 2 sections, each with 4 banks, there is an LCD display with multi-color backlight above each fader for labeling and color-coding channel information. The channel controls for preamp, filter and EQ are laid out across the top of the surface on rotary controls with LED indicators, while a color LCD touch screen presents a graphical view of the processing and access to gates, compressors, limiter/de-essers, graphic EQ’s and effects, as well as the automation and set up screens. Audio at the surface is available on 4 slots accommodating the 8-channel audio interface cards.
The heart of the mixing system is the iDR-10 stand-alone stagerack, which has 10 slots for 8-channel audio interface cards, comprising analogue and digital variants. The iDR-64 DSP module is part of this rack, processing 64 channels into 32 mixes, which can be assigned as auxes, groups, matrix and main outputs. The iDR-64 is controlled via an Ethernet network and can be connected to a variety of controllers, including the range of iLive control surfaces, Allen & Heath’s PL range of remote units, third party devices, or a laptop/PC. The iLive-80 surface will be available from July 2007.
Allen & Heath is distributed in the USA by American Music and Sound, americanmusicandsound.com