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Leon BigEars A&H
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GLD has 500 scenes, it has a Store-All / filter on recall approach, rather than the pre-selectable editable directory structure used in iLive. This allows you to ‘safely’ hit SAVE to grab all parameters, but then decide from the contents what gets recalled. May not go into as much minute detail as the iLive scene editing, but its easy to learn and non-destructive. GLD also has a ‘Cue List’ (play-list) which you can arrange from all the available scenes.

Technically iLive FX could migrate to GLD, but if they have been developed for the iLive user, they will be proven and tested in iLive for some time being considered for GLD users.

Major difference between GLD and iLive is that iLive MixRack is the DSP mixer brain – therefore it can be used on its own, without a surface, with TCP/IP editor, WiFi apps & PL remotes. GLD is a self contained DSP mixer surface with options for remote I/O. Currently GLD has no editor or app or PL remote option. Max inputs is 48, iLive is 128. GLD has 20 mixouts, iLive has 32. iLive has options for redundant PSUs, the modular range has redundant options for surface-to-rack audio. GLD does not have these. iLive port-B options for system expansion are in the MixRacks, GLD uses same cards but the slot is in the surface.

GLD Dynamics are very similar to iLive but you don’t have as many options (e.g. 2 manual, 2 auto comp types). No Limiter (or De-esser) on inputs. There is no parallel path.

ILive is a large-scale system with a lot of remote control, I/O and expansion options. Modular systems have flight-cases if required. GLD is very plug-n-play, has an iLive ‘sound’ and is a lot cheaper!
NB iLive show / data files are not compatible with GLD.

Horses for courses.

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