Soundcraft (Booth #3114) is debuting the GB4, a dual-mode, four-bus mixing console, which utilizes the GB30 mic preamps and EQ designed by founder Graham Blyth for the company's 30th anniversary last year. The desk is ideal for mid-sized fixed installations.

Available in 12- to 40-mono-channel frame sizes, each with two full-featured stereo channels, the desk's dual-mode topology, borrowed from the MH Series desks, allows it to be used on FOH or monitor duties, with fader control of group or aux outputs.

The steel chassis has a sloping rear connector panel so that it is easier to configure from the front of the desk, while the integral power supply has a link option for an external back-up PSU.

Four mute groups allow several channels to be muted simultaneously, while a limiter on a set of dedicated record outputs makes it easier to create a stereo recording of the mix.

The console also features an output matrix with seven feeds to four outputs, being fed from the group buses and main L, R, and C (mono) outputs.

All input modules are constructed with individual vertically-mounted PCBs fitted to the steel chassis front panel with individually-nutted potentiometers.

Additional amenities include: direct outputs on every channel, two stereo returns, talkback facilities, 100mm faders, switchable +48V phantom power on every channel, eight aux sends (four being pre/post switchable), 18dB/octave high pass filters, and 12-segment LED metering.

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