Allen & Heath updates GS-R24 for Pro Tools

Allen & Heath has released a firmware and driver update for its
acclaimed recording console, bringing the mixer’s HUI emulation for Pro
Tools to a new level.

New controls available on the desk include bank swap, single/multiple track selection, marker insertion and navigation, toggling between Mix and Edit view, and three jog-wheel functions (fast forward/rewind, scrub and shuttle).

“The new firmware 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.” 

The cursor buttons on the GS-R24 can now operate in three different modes: navigation mode to move the cursor across region boundaries, zoom mode to control horizontal and vertical waveform zoom, and selection mode to adjust ‘in’ and ‘out’ points or move the selection to a different track.

Soft MIDI buttons 1 and 2 control and display the Mute and Track Arm status of the selected tracks. Similarly, MIDI buttons 3 to 7 control and display the automation mode of the selected tracks, making it possible to switch quickly between Read, Write, Touch, Latch or Off.

All existing GS-R24 users can update their hardware with this new firmware by visiting the Allen & Heath website.