Allen & Heath has introduced two new iPad apps to ‘further enhance the dLive digital mixing experience.’
dLive MixPad provides comprehensive remote control of the live mix, whilst dLive OneMix focuses on personal monitoring.
MixPad offers extensive control capability over channel processing, including filters, gates, parametric and graphic EQ, compressors and input/output delays, and gives the user instant access to any of the mixer’s channel faders and mutes, DCA faders and mutes, pan, aux sends and assignments as well as mic-pre control and full metering.
Other features for system setup include a real time analyser (RTA) to assist EQ’ing monitors and PA, the ability to name and colour channel strips, custom layers with drag ‘n drop strip setup, and channel PFL control for monitoring.
dLive OneMix is a version of the dLive MixPad app that locks control to a single aux monitor mix to give the musician customised personal monitor control without affecting the other monitors or FOH main mix. Multiple iPads can be set up by an admin user to give the artists a custom set of controls.
Similarly, it is also possible to connect multiple MixPads to run in conjunction with a dLive Surface or Director software to provide simultaneous control, including independent PAFL buses. This function could enable one engineer to use the surface to mix FOH and another an iPad to mix monitors on stage.
“MixPad offers dLive users the freedom to roam the venue or installation and control levels, the mix, EQ, dynamics and delays on the fly,” explained Allen & Heath’s R&D director, Rob Clark. “MixPad also offers comprehensive wireless control for a number of applications, such as monitor mix stage setup, soundcheck and PA tweaking, and surfaceless rack fixed installs.”
dLive MixPad and OneMix run on the current dLive firmware, V1.3, available to download from Allen & Heath’s website.