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Allen and Heath GL3000

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by Hughesie, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    has anyone worked with one, i am working with one all week, seems to be a really nice desk but i would prefer a bit more fader resistance
    and some more aux outputs for monitors and the like
     
  2. Schniapereli

    Schniapereli Active Member

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    Our local theatre has a Gl3300, so I bet they're pretty similar. Ours is a little broken though. A few faders don't work, so you have to mute them. =)
     
  3. SHARYNF

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    One of the things changed with the move to gl3300 were the faders

    8 auxes it pretty typical in these type of applications. Most band engineers even back in the 1996+ ERA would have had a splitter snake and used a different desk for the monitors. In the typical band orientated FOH role, this console would not have been running monitors IF there was a need for more than 8 mixes for monitors. IEM's were not as common at that time so the need to create individual stereo mixes was not all that common, especially at this price point.

    http://www.allen-heath.com/veterans/gl3000.htm

    Sharyn
     
  4. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    yeah it's a good multi purpose desk, i couldn't put my finger on why i didn't like the faders before and now i have relized why, with the lack of resistance they seem really cheap, i mean im not one for a desk where you need two hands to push up on a fader (it happened to one of ours but it was a student with a grudge against tech crew who put glue down the fader path) but otherwise it's a fine fine desk as i said before :)
     
  5. jkowtko

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    There's a used GL3300-24 at the local music shop out here and the faders are still extremely light to the touch. I'm not comfortable with that -- seems like an accidental nervous twitch of the finger will send someone's mic soaring and blow out the audience's ears (not to mention your speakers).

    One other thing I noticed while looking at the auxes on the GL3000 and 3300 was that even though they are 8 aux / 8 grp, your outputs are limited on groups 1-4 ... only one output jack per aux/group pair. That means the other one of the pair doesn't have it's own output -- it needs to either go to matrix or to LR. Since I'm running 8 output channels directly to speakers this would be limiting to me. If you are running only LR or LCR then probably not an issue.
     
  6. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    yeah well i run our rig from the submasters out to a soundweb DSP so that's not a problem for me...but i know what you mean about the aux outputs it's always nice to have plenty
     
  7. TimmyP1955

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    Unless recording, how often does one need more than 4 group outs? Aux 5-8 are on 1/4", Aux 1-4 are on XLR and have inserts. Groups 5-8 are on XLR and have inserts.

    I don't have any problem transitioning between the super-light GL2200 faders, GL3000 faders, and any others. Just lucky I guess.
     

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