Allen & Heath iDR-32
iLive T Series MixRack Remote Stage Rack & DSP Engine - 32 Input 16 Output
The iLive iDR-32 is a 32 input 16 output remote DSP engine/stage rack for the T Series Control Surface. Included Ace for connection to control surface.
Includes Pl-Anet network port for remote fader panel integration. Houses network bridge for digital split. 6U rack space unit.
* Price reflects Allen & Heath iLive iDR-32 MixRack only... please contact our Sonic Circus audio gurus to discuss your digital sound system needs today!
iLive-T Series: Digital mixing at its most flexible.
Presenting the iLive-T Series - Affordable digital mixing system with
remote stagebox, digital snake, bags of processing power and a host of
T Series is an evolution of the flagship iLive
digital range, with all the performance and power of the original in a
newly-styled, compact and affordable package.
For the first
time, distributed audio digital mixing has been made accessible to
everyone, from rental companies to houses of worship, schools to
theatres, stadia to media centres – without breaking the bank.
Series provides distributed audio and control, various configuration
possibilities, an intuitive instant access analogue-style user
interface, and features the same great-sounding 64x32 RackExtra DSP mix
engine as our highly successful iLive range.
2 new control
surfaces and 2 new mixracks use compact construction with non-modular
classic format I/O, new proprietary Audio and Control over Ethernet
(ACE)TM digital snake and the latest dual core DSP technology to make
iLive accessible to new digital users. There is a slot for optional
plugin cards to interface with popular audio networking standards, as
well as a host of control options.
Allen & Heath iLive Features :
Distributed system - Separate MixRack and Surface
• Choice of two MixRacks (32 or 48 mic)
• Choice of two Surfaces (20 or 28 fader, 4 layers)
• Network and remote control
• Single 120m ACETM Audio and Control over Ethernet link
• Systems from 40in/24out to 64in/36out sockets
• Local analogue and SPDIF I/O available at the surface
• 64x32 RackExtra DSP engine with 8 stereo FX processors
• Up to 72 sources to the mix
• 3 Dynamics, PEQ, HPF and delay on all 64 channels
• 2 Dynamics, PEQ, delay and GEQ on all 32 mixes
• 8 Stereo FX with emulations of popular devices
• Fully configurable audio bus architecture
• 10 Main mix types including unique Sub mix mode
• Fully-assignable surface strip layout
• User definable channel names and colors
• Monitor capability with engineer’s Wedge and IEM strips
• Input, output and insert soft patchbays
• Quick access, analogue style channel controls
• Touchscreen for graphical view and setup
• Channel or mix view of sends on faders or rotaries
• Quick copy, paste and reset of mixes and parameters
• New, high grade, recallable mic/line preamps
• Libraries, Scenes and Show memories with USB transfer
• Get started quickly with built-in Template Shows
• Password protectable user profiles
• Editor software for online or offline PC control
• Carry out independent tasks with laptop and surface
• Compatible with Allen & Heath PL remote controllers
• MIDI interface at both the rack and surface
• Plugin card slot for popular audio network options
• Compatible with components from the flagship iLive range
The iDR-32 :
iLive-T puts the audio and its processing right where it is needed, near to the sources on stage. The rack houses the mic preamps, sends, DSP and digital snake interface for control and local audio at the mix position.
The Mix engine
Both MixRacks feature the same iDR-64 RackExtra DSP engine employed in the flagship iLive Series, providing full processing and mixing for 64 channels and 32 configurable mix buses as well as 8 stereo FX engines based on emulations of popular industry classics. Imagine the gear needed for an equivalent analogue system to provide 64 gates, 96 compressors, 96 limiter/de-ess, 112 fully parametric EQs, 96 delays, 32 graphic EQs and 8 effects!
The MixRacks differ only in the number of input and output sockets available. The smaller iDR-32 provides 32 mic/line preamps and 16 XLR outputs, while the iDR-48 has 48 preamps and 24 outputs. Built-in patchbays enable the user to split, cross-patch and map channels and sends, requiring fewer sockets than equivalent fixed architecture consoles. A new high quality mic preamp with 80dB/1dB resolution gain range, exceptionally low latency and optimised audio signal path ensure the superb performance and sound quality for which iLive has become renowned.
Networking and distributed control
The iDR rack and T surface are connected over a single CAT5 cable up to 120m long using Allen & Heath’s proprietary ACETM digital snake - an affordable, point-to-point multi-channel bi-directional audio and control link. An option slot allows a plugin card to be added for more audio networking possibilities, such as digital mic splitting, audio distribution and digital recording. The MixRack can also be controlled using a networked PC or laptop running iLive Editor software, MIDI, the Allen & Heath PL Series of remote controllers, and, it is fully compatible with the surfaces from the flagship iLive range.
iLive-T80 or iLive-T12
The Surface :
The T Series surfaces feature the same intuitive layout that has delighted iLive users around the world. Its instantly accessible analogue-style rotary controls, switches and dials, visually informative channel labelling and colour coding, comprehensive metering, graphical colour touchscreen, and logical layout allows the user to avoid fiddly menus and instinctively find controls. The jump from analogue to digital has never been so easy.
The mix layout
Each bank of faders has four layers, so even the small T80 provides no fewer than 80 control strips. These can be freely assigned as mono or stereo inputs, group, aux, main, matrix mix masters, DCA masters - and even engineers Wedge / IEM monitor - giving total freedom in the design of the surface layout.
The rear of the surface provides a host of connections for local sources, sends and inserted devices, so there is no need for a second I/O rack at mix position.
Networking and control
The T Surface connects to the iDR MixRack using the ACETM link, which combines control and remote audio over a single cable. A built-in network switch allows connection of other network devices such as a laptop running iLive Editor software. MIDI and USB ports are also available.
Mixing on the iLive-T :
Controlling a mix with the iLive-T couldn’t be easier. Its logic and simplicity get the user up to speed and navigating the system in minutes. The SEL buttons are used to instantly access all the processing for each strip, whether input, output or FX, with no menus involved at all, while the MIX buttons provide access to the levels, sends, assignments and other mix parameters. Selecting the MIX button on an output strip will immediately bring up the contributions to that mix from the inputs on the faders (or encoders, if preferred), while selecting the MIX button on an input strip shows the send levels to each mix.
The iLive-T Surface features the proven and popular ‘Processing Strip’ found on our flagship iLive system. It’s a combination of dedicated functional controls for Gain and Preamp, HPF, Gate, Parametric EQ, Compressor and Limited/De-Esser, which can be applied to any DSP channel in the iLive system, with full metering within each processing block. In addition, every processor features a SEL button for parameter copy and reset, or for headphone monitoring of any point in the channel signal path including the side-chain filters. All processing is available on each DSP channel all the time so you can never run out of DSP power!
All 32 mix outputs have a 1/3 octave graphic EQ as well as the parametric EQ. The graphic can be set up on the touch screen or viewed on the surface with the motorised channel faders controlling the bands and the related frequency and dB cut or boost displayed on the LCD strip. There is even an RTA display on the meters above the frequency bands.
Surface Mixing controls
Further controls on the iLive-T surface provide copy & paste of settings across strips, navigating between layers and scenes, and a selection of monitor and talkback options. To help identify channels, colour-definable ‘Write-On Blocks’ for channel naming are provided, where the background of the channel LCD can be set to suit the user’s preferences – for example, green for inputs, light blue for auxes, red for DCAs, or to highlight specific inputs.
Control & Viewing
The TouchScreen is used to set up and manage iLive’s system configuration and data, and also supports general operations with a graphical display of the signal processing. To get started quickly a variety of Show templates for different classic console set ups is available, or the user can build his preferences for the layout and set up of inputs, masters, DCA groups, routing, etc. from scratch.
Scenes, Shows & Libraries iLive can store all, or a selection of, parameters within the console as ‘Scene’ memories. These can be used, for example, to store bands’ settings at sound check, make effects changes during songs, cue changes during a theatre production, or to store preferred layouts for different operators. Scenes are then archived with the current configuration and settings into a ‘Show’ file for future use. Personal processing and effects preferences can be named and stored as ’Libraries’. Show and Library memories are easily transported between systems or archived to computer using a USB key.
iLive-T FX iLive has an array of built-in ‘rack’ FX options modelled on simulations of the best products available, and these are represented graphically on the TouchScreen, from where the FX parameters can be edited. With 8 DSP engines available, there are plenty of options for system effects, such as delay and reverb, as well as inserted effects such as chorus and double tracking. Each of the effects units has a ‘back panel’ where I/O routing is set up.
*SMR Reverb - designed for live sound reverb processing, with emulations of industry standard units based on 4 complex models: Classic, Hall, Room and EMT.
*2-Tap delay - a comprehensive delay processor providing separate L and R tap delay outputs with onscreen tap tempo for fast and simple set up.
*ADT Double Tracker - creates short echo and chorusing effects, classic double tracking and ‘slapback’ tape delay loops.
*Chorus - emulates classic chorus units with additional stereo field enhancement, providing effects from ‘shimmer’ to deep stereo pitch modulation.
*Electric Flange – provides options from ‘ambient’ tape machine flanging through ‘vintage’ classic sounds to ‘wild’ untameable flange effects.
*Symphonic Chorus - the popular 80’s chorus with vox and strings presets
*Hypabass - a sub-harmonic synthesis unit to generate infra and sub-bass spectrum from a weaker bass programme.
Control Options :
iLive Editor control software offers all of the key facilities of the iLive-T surface, as well as the convenience of a high resolution display to see multiple information panels simultaneously. The Java-based program enables the user to easily configure show settings or make changes to existing shows online, or offline to save and upload later. TCP/IP connectivity makes live channel mixing and processing possible over CAT5 or WIFI, so different tasks can be managed in the Editor software and the iLive-T Surface simultaneously.
* Price reflects the Allen & Heath iLive iDR-32 MixRack only... please contact our Sonic Circus audio gurus to discuss your digital sound system needs today!
System Specifications :
Format Separate MixRack and Surface with control & audio over a single CAT5 ACETM cable
DSP iDR-64 RackExtra 64x32 mix engine located in MixRack
Audio Network Port A Local audio to/from Surface - ACETM up to 120m CAT5 cable
Audio Network Port B Network option plug-in cards available - see website for details
Control Network TCP/IP Ethernet (links to Surface via Port A ACETM), built-in switch
PL-Anet At MixRack for A&H PL Series remote controllers and GPIO
MIDI In/Out.Can tunnel between Surface and MixRack via network
USB x2: Data transfer, archiving and firmware update, external touchscreen, keyboard
VGA For connecting an external monitor to the TouchScreen
Mains Power Internal, 100-240V.AC, 47-63Hz, 160W max per unit
Input Channels 64x with HPF, Insert, Gate, PEQ, Compressor, Limiter/De-esser, Delay
Output Mixes 32x with Ext-in, Insert, PEQ, 1/3 oct GEQ, Compressor, Limiter, Delay
Mix Types Any combination of Groups, Auxes, Internal FX, Mains, Matrix (mono or stereo)
Main Mix Types Mono, LR, LCR, LCRplus, LRSub, LCRSub, LRM, LCRM, None (monitors)
Mono / Stereo Channels and Mixes may be configured as mono or stereo
Patchbays Virtual patching of: Inputs, Inserts, FX, Mix Ext in, Outputs, Port B audio channel I/O
Inserts Inserts assignable on all inputs and mixes, patch to any sockets
FX Engines 8x internal stereo 'RackExtra' FX racks, each capable of DSP emulations of industry classics
FX Patching Inserted or Send/Return loop. Mono or stereo sends, stereo returns
FX Returns 8x extra 'short' stereo return paths (PEQ) or use IP channels (full processing)
Max Sources to the Mix 72x (64 IP channels and 8x stereo internal FX returns)
DCAs 16x can be used as DCA or Mute groups
Other processing 64x Gates, 96x Compressors, 96x Limiters, 112x PEQ, 32x GEQ
Digital processing 48kHz sampling, up to 48-bit processing
System Latency <1.4mS MixRack IN to OUT, <1.6mS Surface IN to OUT
ADC 24-bit multi-bit delta sigma, 108 dB dynamic range
DAC 24-bit multi-bit delta sigma, 117 dB dynamic range
Frequency Response 20-20kHz +0/-0.5dB
THD+Noise (analog in to out) 0.0018% (-94dBu) @ +16dBu output (mic pre unity gain)
Residual Output Noise -94dBu typical
Audio Inputs and Outputs :
XLR Mic/Line Inputs Recallable, Balanced, -15 to +65dBu, 1dB resolution, 25dB pad, +48V
Preamp Performance >4kΩ, +32dBu max input, Noise EIN (150Ω) -127dB
TRS Jack Line Inputs +/-24dB trim, >6kΩ, +4dBu nominal, +22dBu max
RCA Phono Line Inputs +/-24dB trim, >10kΩ, 0dBu nominal, +18dBu max
XLR Line Outputs Balanced, Relay protected, <75Ω, +4dBu nominal, +22dBu max
TRS Jack Line Outputs Balanced, Relay protected, <75Ω, +4dBu nominal, +22dBu max
RCA Phono Line Outputs Unbalanced, Relay protected, <75Ω, 0dBu nominal, +18dBu max
RCA Phono Digital SPDIF (2 channel) 48kHz
Audio Connections :
iDR-32 MixRack 32x XLR mic/line in, 16x XLR line out
Headphones MixRack: 1/4" jack.
iLive-T80 Surface 20x faders, 2 banks (12,8), 4 layers = 80 control strips
iLive-T112 Surface 28x faders, 3 banks (12,8,8), 4 layers = 112 control strips
Strip Assign Assign any strip as Input, FX, Mix master, DCA, engineer's Wedge/IEM
TouchScreen 800x600 backlit, colour, touch with on-screen keyboard, data encoder
Processing Strip Instant access to all processing, Illuminated encoders, meters, PFL access
Soft Keys 8x user assignable
Faders 100mm motorised, GEQ fader flip mode
Meters 3 colour, 12 LED meter on every strip, PAFL, proc block and TouchScreen
Edit Functions Copy, Paste, Reset of processing and mix parameters
Monitor Functions PFL/AFL selectable, PAFL tools, Local/Phones outputs, Dual Wedge/IEM
Talkback TB mic with 48V, assignable to any mix, patching, Latch function
Additional Surface Functions Freeze in Layers, Alt View, Screen and LED dimmer
Other control MIDI, A&H PL Series remote controllers
iLive Editor software for laptop Java based on;ine/offline editor and live control, connect via TCP/IP network
Libraries Name and store setup, processing, FX and channel parameters
Scenes 250x Store all or selected parameters, editable tree structure, Recall Safes
Shows Stores current settings, preferences, all Scenes, Libraries
User Profiles Administrator and up to 7 Guest users, Permissions, Password protectable
USB Transfer and archive Shows and Libraries, USB Show Scene filter
Operating Temperature Range
5deg - 45deg Celsius.
Below: preheat prior to operation
Above: cooling during operation required
Weights and Dimensions :
iDR-32 MixRack 6U rack, 482mm (19") x 265mm (10.4") x 250mm (10"), 12kg (26.4lbs)
Price reflects Allen & Heath iLive iDR-32 MixRack only... please
contact our Sonic Circus audio gurus to discuss your digital sound
system needs today!