dLive is Allen & Heath’s flagship digital mixing system. The dLive S Class was created for professional touring, broadcast and premium installation. dLive C Class makes the power of dLive available in an accessible, compact format, making it ideal for corporate AV, houses of worship, regional rental companies and theatres.
Firmly established at the leading edge of the new wave of digital consoles, dLive has rapidly earned its reputation for superior audio quality, next generation workflows, stunning FX and faithful processing emulations. dLive C Class presents dLive’s phenomenally powerful XCVI Core, DEEP processing suite and Harmony UI in a compact, portable format, making it the smart choice for corporate AV, multi-purpose venues, houses of worship, theatres and regional rental companies.
dLive C Class remains true to the core dLive design mission to create a digital mixing system that makes the most sophisticated mixing challenges feel elegantly simple. From seasoned audio professional to new recruits, dLive has been crafted to allow the operator to keep their focus on the live mixing experience, not on the mixer.
The Allen & Heath dLive C1500 Surface is the epitome of simple. Control your mix with intuitive pinch, swipe, and drag and drop gestures. A 12″ touchscreen and 12 faders provide you with at-a-glance visual feedback and tactile control of your mix. Assignable inputs, virtual scribble strips, and customizable SoftKeys add to the C1500’s effortless operation. And everything is housed in a compact portable chassis. Harness the full potential of digital mixing with the Allen & Heath dLive C1500.
The Allen & Heath dLive C1500 Surface isn’t a digital mixer hiding under an analog-looking surface. It unleashes the full potential of digital, providing you with levels of control that are impossible in an all-analog world. If you’ve used a smartphone or tablet, you’ll find the C1500’s pinch, swipe, drag, and drop gestures familiar and easy to grasp. A dedicated multi-mode EQ view makes sound shaping as easy as wiggling your fingers. Configurable widget areas provide you with quick access to scenes, meters, effects, and more. Assignable SoftKeys give you immediate control over processing functions.
Using the Allen & Heath dLive C1500 Surface is simple. A quick glance tells you everything you need to know. Despite the incredible arsenal of functions available, you won’t find yourself lost in complex menus. You don’t need to adapt to a different way of working to mix on the C1500. Its layout is customizable, so you can create a mixing interface that matches the way you like to work. Every input or mix can be assigned to every bank and/or layer. Virtual scribble strips ensure that all inputs and mixes are clearly named and color-coded. And the C1500’s screen remains visible in sunny outdoor settings.
The Allen & Heath dLive C1500, when used in conjunction with MixRacks, combines to form a powerful and expandable system. A dLive C Class system is capable of delivering up to 160 × 64 inputs and outputs, all running at 96kHz. The MixRack is the brain of the system, containing the XCVI core, and is supported by a whole host of surfaces, apps, software, TCP/IP control, and IP remotes, all of which provide different means of controlling the mixer. A 128-channel I/O port supports Dante, Waves SG, ACE, and MADI, along with full compatibility with ME personal mixing systems. At Sweetwater, we’ve found dLive C Class systems to be flexible enough for corporate AV, multipurpose venues, houses of worship, theaters, and more.
Now with a thriving ecosystem of apps, software, remote controllers and more, dLive C Class is fully equipped to become the centrepiece of your next project.
Where many digital consoles are still trying to recreate the experience of using an analogue mixer, dLive is a true digital native, drawing on our familiarity with the ubiquitous smartphones and tablets that we all use without thinking. C1500’s 12” capacitive touchscreen feels instantly familiar, responding to every pinch, swipe, drag and drop exactly how you’d expect it to. Bespoke ‘widget’ areas can also be set up on the screens to keep track of scenes, meters, FX and other custom controls. The screen is complemented by a set of rotary controls, allowing the creativity and immediacy of tactile control over key processing functions, working in harmony with the visual feedback displayed on the screen. The high-grip rotary knobs offer precision control, and feature RGB illumination, with colours mapped to functions for instant visual orientation.
The dLive layout is fully customisable, allowing the user to create a mixing interface that reflects their own mental map of the show, or for an installer to set up the surface to match the venue and the experience levels of the operators. Throughout the dLive journey our guiding aim has been to create fast and transparent workflows that allow the operator to focus on the mix, not the mixer. Every input or mix can be assigned to any and every layer, virtual scribble strips allow inputs and mixes to be clearly named and colour coded for at-a-glance navigation. C1500 also provides 19 assignable SoftKeys.