Allen & Heath DLive – C Class Compact

Allen and Heath have just announced a new range of compact mixers based on their heavy hitting DLive technology.  The new C Class or Compact range promises to deliver the glory of DLive in both smaller and more affordable packages.  Here’s what A&H are saying. dLive C Class is founded on XCVI, the same 96kHz FPGA core which drives Allen …

Allen & Heath – Dlive – Review

Allen and Heath have been making waves in the digital mixer world for quite a while, mostly of late at the more affordable end of the market where the GLD and the Qu series have been attracting a lot of attention and well deserved acclaim. Above these two newer product lines the iLive series has long established itself as a …

Allen & Heath Qu-16 Review

I have a small confession to make, when the Allen and Heath GLD-112 arrived recently for review, I was a bit disappointed. Not at all disappointed with the desk itself, it is a very, very nice desk, read the review. No, I was disappointed that it wasn’t a Qu-16. Now that may seem silly. The GLD is a much more …

Allen & Heath GLD 112 Review

Austin Allegro or Toyota Corolla, sir? Well no contest really. Japanese car manufacturers worked out early on what consumers wanted; ultra reliable machines, regularly refreshed product lines and a range of options to suit a variety of pockets. Which in a strange reversally kind of way makes me think of Allen and Heath’s digital desks. Their iLive series technology has …

Studiomaster Horizon 2012 Review

1 Intro There are three places you can stick your power amp, well four if you include the anatomically impossible suggestion of your long suffering neighbours. First, in it’s own heavy duty box with big rack handles and more fins than Helsinki or maybe put it in your speaker, go active, or put it in with the mixing desk and …

Allen & Heath XB10 radio broadcast desk review

To be frank I rejoiced when Allen and Heath released the XB14 broadcast mixer aimed at the affordable end of the radio market. I was just pleased a manufacturer would be bothered to take an interest in the somewhat neglected area of specialist radio mixers and that having a wealth of experience in building mixers for the hotly competitive music …

Behringer X32 Review

It’s not often I feel sorry for Uli Behringer but I have to confess the release of the X32 has plucked a slightly sympathetic chord from my otherwise stony heart. Having acquired Midas and KT it seemed to me that the Behringer ‘Midas Lite‘ digital desk would attract an awful lot of attention, a quiverful of poison arrows from the …

Sound Devices 442 Review

One of the hardest things I had to do when leaving the BBC was hand back the Sound Devices 442/744 combination I knew and loved. I know some people preferred the headroom on the SQN and everyone loved the CooperSound but the 442 will always have a place in my heart. One day when I get the time I’ll do …