The School of Entertainment and Technology in Berlin, Germany, has made a number of moves to improve its music and media offering, and in addition to a fully-fledged recording studio, is also in the midst of building a video studio and various seminar halls.
When it came time to choose a mixing console at the heart of its new studio, SET opted for an Allen & Heath GS-R24M mixer with a GSR-24-A-Fire Firewire / ADAT card.
"We wanted to have an analogue console that could also be used in conjunction with a DAW," explains Horst Haubrich, head of the SET Academy. "With most analogue consoles, it would be necessary to also purchase a DAW controller but that is not the case with the GS-R24M, which combines the world of analogue and digital perfectly. Not only can it function as a conventional mixer with all the associated benefits but also as a controller for various DAWs – all at a very convincing price-performance ratio."
“A new firmware update equips the GS-R24 with additional control that enables the highest possible integration with Pro Tools ever achieved by an analogue mixer at this price point,” says A&H product specialist, Nicola Beretta. “It’s like having a dedicated HUI controller embedded in the analogue heart of GS-R24. You press a channel Select button, and you get instant access to all key functions in the master section.”