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Originally posted by Koopdaddy

Sorry but I still think they are missing the mark on a few features with this series.

“oh but you have the ilive to get those features”

Honestly, in my opinion they would be better off combining the two series into one solid lineup.

Imagine this:
GLD24 (rackmount)- 1 AR2412
GLD48 – 2 AR2412
GLD96 – 4 AR2412
GLD144 – 6 AR2412 (or some larger form factor of the stage rack)

1. Offline software editor for all models so that operation and files are compatible.
2. Ability to link consoles (share inputs) for FOH/Monitor configurations.
3. Add additional expansion card slots on the larger framesets.

This gives you a powerful portable system, medium sized console, and large system configurations that all operate the same. Churches will love it, rental outfits will like the system scalability, streamlines manufacturing, etc.

Anyway, to me that makes more sense and turns the line into something really strong and desirable.

For small systems you have the new Mixwiz4 series and “Digital Mixwiz” aka Qu.

Just my opinion. :)

Hi Jared. The offline editor is imminent.

As was mentioned, two or more surfaces can share stage boxes via Dante cards. As to extra expansion slots – unlike older technologies like ADAT or TDif, Dante provides up to 64 channels by 64 channels – basically the whole of the board’s capability and then some, and since it’s a network technology, you can have multiple devices sending and receiving different combinations of these channels. Within the format constraints of the 48×24 GLD architecture, I’m not sure what else you would need more card slots for. The ME-1 boxes also would potentially be another option for pretty cool IO distribution, depending on one’s needs.