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Originally posted by lukepsound

I run a live sound company and we are looking into purchasing a GLD80. We already own an iliveT80 and so I thought it would be a simple decision. However, I have noticed that the GLD does not have a de-esser or limiter like the ilive. Does anyone know if there are plans to remedy this, or include a de-esser option in the fx rack?

Also the GLD only has two stereo channels. Do you find this annoying or is ganging channels together good enough?

The ilive had a dedicated subwoofer bus and the GLD does not. Do you find that using a post fader aux with sends on rotaries is just as good?

Are there other important differences between the ilive and GLD that I have missed.

Thank you.

I have a fair amount of time on both the T112 and GLD-80. I don’t miss the dedicated subwoofer bus on the GLD; a postfader aux works just as well, in my experience.

For me, channel ganging works great for stage sources like stereo keyboards, stereo guitars, etc, but I don’t like it as much for playback sources. It would be nice to be able to add stereo channels, but it’s not a deal breaker.

A channel de-esser/limiter like the iLive has would be nice, but again, not a deal breaker in my case. It might be nice if A&H added some dynamics options to the available FX list like they have in the iLive line; this could include de-essers and limiters along with dynamic EQ and multiband compression.

I will note that the GLD has some advantages over the iLive as well. The expansion card is at FOH instead of on stage, which (in my application) works much better for Dante recording and transport. In addition, with GLD it is possible to use Dante (or another expansion card) and Aviom at the same time, since the AR2412 has a built-in Aviom-compatible monitor port. That may or may not matter in your application.

The GLD’s touch screen graphics are beautifully-designed; some of the best I’ve ever seen. And it’s a fantastic-sounding mixer as well.