By PSW Staff • March 7, 2014 Screenshot of the Transient Controller in new Allen & Heath v1.4 firmware for GLD Allen & Heath has released v1.4 firmware for its GLD digital mixer range, introducing a suite of dynamic processors and enhancements to scene management, including crossfading and embedded scene recalls. V1.4 includess two multiband compressors (3 and 4 bands) and a 4-band dynamic equaliser, recently developed for the latest update to the iLive digital series. V1.4 also includes Transient Controller, an accurate model of the industry standard transient signal processor. These additions provide GLD users with crucial tools for dynamic control, such as taming vocals, smoothing a bass line, or shaping the transient behaviour of a snare drum. In response to user requests and especially useful for theatre production, v1.4 also provides the ability to set a crossfade time of up to 20s per each scene, which ensures a smooth transition by automating the levels and pans when the scene is recalled. And, new to scene management is the ability to recall multiple scenes. A delay time can be set for each embedded recall, and scenes can be recalled on other mixers on the network via TCP/IP, which is useful, for example, when using a separate console for submixing. Users of DAW software also benefit from the addition of dedicated MIDI strips, which can be assigned anywhere across the four layers for simple DAW control over Ethernet. This allows direct assignment or ‘learning’ of the strip fader, rotary and keys in the DAW. Alternatively the free DAW Control driver for Mac OS X can translate the set of default MIDI messages to popular HUI or Mackie Control protocols. Other improvements in v1.4 include 12/18/24 dB/oct variable slope on HPF filters, refinements to the I/O patching screens, and the addition of Soft Keys to the accompanying GLD Remote and GLD OneMix iPad apps. Finally, v1.4 has offers multilingual capabilities, as the Touchscreen user interface and Help can now be displayed in different languages. Spanish and Mandarin to be available soon as a free download. GLD v1.4 is available to download at www.allen-heath.com. Allen & Heath Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Allen & Heath Consoles Downloads Musikmesse Processors Product Software · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.