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Guthrie Saunders

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2007, 12:48:22 am »

Hmmm... having mixed on a GL2800 several times, and the Onyx once (although it was for a three day festival with a lot of different bands) I liked the preamp on the Onyx a little better.  It seemed to have more headroom and was pretty powerful, I always end up pushing the preamp on the GL consoles more than I like.  I liked the eq section on the GL better than the Onyx though.  I'm not saying I'm right, that was just my impression.
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2007, 02:33:23 pm »

I'm not sure I follow you when you say "pushing the preamp".   Just curious about what you mean.
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2007, 09:14:30 pm »

I bought a GL2800/32 on its specs and my positive experiences with my GL2, GL3 and WZ16:2dx. I needed a board that can be a monitor desk and at FOH when I am running a smaller show.

I still have not used it for FOH but the first show out of the box was as a monitor desk feeding 10 mixs.  One glaring omission jumped out right away at sound check - no AFL on the mix 9 or 10 faders. We could not que up mix 9 or 10. I don't understand why this was not included. My guess is that aux 9-10 were not meant to run mixes but they do have inserts and grp/aux switches? Did I overlook a way to que up these mixes?

In this case, we were able to route those mixes to two monitors that needed radically different mixes so we just hard panned channels that went to each mix. My monitor guy liked the board and it worked great otherwise.

i'll be mixing monitors and mains from front of house this weekend so I'll finally get to work with and listen to it myself.

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Tony "T" Tissot

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2007, 09:49:46 pm »

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2007, 02:23:23 pm »

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Evan Kirkendall

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2007, 02:43:07 pm »

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Not as direct as having an AFL button above the fader, but it's there.





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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2007, 03:19:31 pm »

It's almost worse having it there but not being able to use it for what should be done.  When you're using it as a monitor console the button Evan pointed out does not route it to the cue wedge.  Monitor only refers to the headphones apparently.  I think it's a huge problem with the desk, and for this reason I only consider it to be an 8 mix monitor console instead of the 12 mix board it narrowly missed (10 aux + L/R).

Swing and a miss A&H.

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2007, 05:34:06 pm »

To TD -

According to your formula, shouldn't you consider this a 10 mix board (8 aux + LR = 10)?
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2007, 05:49:50 pm »

No because you can't monitor the L/R or aux 9/10 off of the cue wedge, so it's no different.  I admit that if you're doing in-ear mixes off of 9/10 or L/R you're usually going to use ear buds to monitor those mixes, so you're a little better for the wear.  However, I think it's silly that your work flow is dictated by the omission of two cue buttons.

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2007, 05:51:56 pm »

Thats what the GL2800M is for. Wink




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