Soundcraft added a GB2R to its GB series of consoles.
The company says this 19-inch rack-mountable mixer is suitable for smaller installations in churches and performance venues; small portable PA systems; and also broadcast applications.
Available in two variants, the GB2R offers either 16 mono inputs to a stereo mix output, or a 12.2 version with 12 mono inputs, two full-feature stereo inputs and two group busses, each model having six auxiliary sends.
The connector section is contained in a rotatable pod for ease of installation, allowing cable access from the top of the mixer if positioned on a tabletop or from the rear when mounted in a 19-inch rack.
On the stereo inputs of the 12.2 model, connectors are provided for both mic and line inputs. With mic signals routed to the local channel, the line inputs are available as stereo returns to the main mix bus. Two stereo returns and a two-track (CD replay, for example) input are provided, which means the GB2R-12.2 model can offer up to 26 inputs to mix in a mixer 19 inches (485mm) wide.
Each input has a pre/post switchable direct output for recording or effects sends, while an internal universal voltage PSU avoids external power supply connections.