Accompanying the recent launch of dLive C Class, Allen & Heath has released a major firmware update to all dLive mixers to provide better functionality and processing capabilities system-wide. The update is available for download on the company’s website.
New features in V1.4 include the Dyn8 plug-in with four bands of dynamic EQ and four bands of multi-band compression, DCA splits, quick Virtual Soundcheck mode, plus the Dimension Chorus Rack FX unit. There are also new additions to the array of DEEP embedded plug-ins, comprising the Peak/Compressor/Limiter 76 emulation, plus the Multi-Stage Ducking Processor. V1.4 also gives you the ability to display a third, independent view on an external monitor.
“We have been working with A&H modelling classics from Sawmills stock, measuring differences and relevance for live use,” comments John Cornfield, engineer at Sawmills (Muse, Supergrass, The Verve, Oasis). “I think the results are astounding – 16VU is an excellent rendition, Opto captures both the rough and smooth of optical compression, and 76 peak limiter is a faithful model of two particularly pleasant units, one old, one new.”
On top of the firmware update, dLive S Class owners get a free warranty extension to three years. In support of the dLive Rental Network, a community of almost 200 professional PA companies stocking dLive S Class Systems around the world, Allen & Heath has also introduced a Fly&Hire service, through which it will help facilitate local hire of the system wherever in the world an engineer, band or production company might be travelling.