The legendary Maracanã Stadium, which currently held the main football Brazil 2014 World Cup encounters, has entrusted the management of the audio system console digital GLD-80 British manufacturer Allen & Heath, representing by Lexon in Spain.
Located in Rio de Janeiro, the mythical Macarana Stadium, one of the oldest in the country and also that it was reopened last year after a profound renovation as one of the main venues of the world football championship FIFA 2014 and 2016 Brazil Olympics, to host the final of this event, on July 13.
In this renewal, one of the elements that have taken care to detail has been the audio system of the enclosure, which is managed with the British manufacturer GLD-80 digital mixer Allen & Heath, firm represented in Spain by Lexon.
GLD-80 integrates a network card Dante, in a way that from this digital console is controlled throughout the stadium audio distribution, using fiber optic cables.
As says Augusto Bergamin, responsible of the sound and programmer of systems of the stadium of Maracana, "the main reason by which chose the mixer digital GLD is the fantastic quality of sound, reliability and ease of use that offer them equipment of Allen & Heath".
The GLD system standard has 32 inputs which offer 28 microphone inputs via XLR, although it offers the possibility to climb with 'plug and play' units with up to 48 inputs, with 44 microphone via XLR.
The mixer GLD-80 constitutes the core of the system, since offers 48 entries of processing, eight returns of effects stereo, thirty buses configurable, twenty channels of processing of mix and power DSP for a processing and management of audio efficient and of high quality.
A ello se suma una sección de control de procesado de canal, de estilo analógico, que el técnico puede visualizar en la pantalla LCD gráfica táctil, con un tamaño de 8,4”. De esta manera, puede realizar de manera sencilla la configuración y asignación de entradas y mezclas de canal, tanto por nombre y codificación por color, además de contar con un control giratorio de acceso directo a la ganancia, panorama y envíos AUX/FX, entre otras posibilidades.
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