New Zealand jazz festival uses GLD-80
NEW ZEALAND: An Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixer was put to use at the recent National Jazz Festival in Tauranga, New Zealand. The mixer was installed in the Layfayette Church, one of the Jazz Village’s boutique venues.
‘I'm mostly a studio guy these days but I can honestly say that the GLD sound quality rivals some of the gear we rely on in the studio,’ said engineer, Damian Lunson. ‘I kid you not, I had a Shure SM58 Beta sounding more like a boutique large diaphragm condenser!
‘The vocal was intimate sounding when fed through the built in mic pre, EQ, compressor and reverbs. It sounded that good, it felt like I was mixing in my comfy chair at the studio, and it was so easy to dial in the sound I wanted. I have to give a special mention to the compressor and the reverbs – they are fantastic,’ he added.