PL+S 2019: Allen & Heath to showcase surfaceless dLive system

Allen & Heath will be highlighting some of its ultra-compact dLive touring systems at Prolight + Sound next week.

Central to the dLive Wings concept is the compact C1500 surface, which allows engineers to manage upscale shows from a 19” console, using its 12” touchscreen, 19 assignable SoftKeys and 12 faders over six layers. Paired with any of the dLive MixRacks, the C1500 is designed for scenarios where space and weight are at a premium.

For scenarios where users are seeking an even more compact solution, the company will also be showing off a surfaceless dLive system, with a pair of touchscreens running dLive Director software controlling the MixRack and a headphones/PFL feed over Dante. These surfaceless systems are often paired with Allen & Heath’s IP8 and IP6 controllers, and/or the MixPad App for even more control options.

“Going from a 36 fader surface to a 12 fader C1500 or a touchscreen can seem daunting at first,” said Ben Morgan, dLive product manager at Allen & Heath. “But with a bit of planning and smart use of SoftKeys, it’s amazing how quickly engineers embrace the Wings concept and the freedom it brings. I hope we can encourage more people to explore the potential of ultra-compact touring at Prolight + Sound.”

“From the moment we first introduce dLive Wings to any engineer, they just ‘get it’,” added Léon Phillips, live sound and touring with Allen & Heath. “Here’s a flexible, compact rig, with the same power as all our dLive systems, but easily checked at baggage and flown on a standard commercial flight. There’s nothing else quite like it.”

Allen & Heath will also be showing its Qu and ZED ranges, while visitors will also be able to get their hands on the SQ series, complete with optional DEEP processing plugins.