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Allen & Heath dLive Series: Complete Live Mix System

Live mixing with Allen & Heath is a walk in the park! The British brand has launched their dLive series at the Winter NAMM in Anaheim, which consists of three rack mixers that work seamlessly with three mixers. Together, they guarantee high-quality audio, user-friendliness, and tons of connection options. Read on to find out more!

The beating heart

The Allen & Heath setup starts with three rack mixers in three different sizes. The largest is the dLive CDM64, and as the name suggests, it offers 64 mic/line XLR input channels and 32 XLR line outputs. The two smaller models are the CDM48 and CDM32, and they have 48 in/24 out and 32 in/16 out connectors, respectively. Thanks to an XCVI FPGA Core, which can be found in all three devices, you can edit 160 x 64 channels with a 92 kHz sample rate. But, that's not all! If you want to increase your stage box capacity, you can do so with expanders, an external audio interface, A&H’s own monitoring system, or via digital patches on the mixer.

The brain

If the CDMs are the heart of the dLive series, then the mixers are the brain of the C series. They receive and process all the information that comes in by means of an Ethernet cable. The C3500 boasts 24 faders and two 12-inch touch screens. Then, there's the C2500 with 20 faders, and the C1500 with 12. The smaller duo has one screen. The great thing about these digital mixers is that you can stack faders to drive 144, 120 and 72 channels, respectively. These mixers also give you the option to expand by means of extra inputs. Finally, the controls are kept straightforward so you can focus on your show instead of trying to make sense of complicated menu structures!

Want to know more about live mixing? Check out the relevant product pages and find out more on ourNAMM overview!