Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface

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  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
  • Allen & Heath dLive S3000 Mix Rack Control Surface
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dLive S3000

The S3000 is a small-footprint yet powerful control Surface for the dLive MixRack, with the addition of built-in audio I/O and audio networking ports. It features 20 faders over 6 layers, a 12″ capacitive touchscreen and the innovative Harmony UI for the fastest workflow in the industry.


  • 20 faders
  • Fully assignable layout – 120 fader strips
  • Harmony UI integrates screen and wrap-around controls
  • Single 12” capacitive touchscreen
  • Gesture control – pinch, swipe, drag ‘n drop
  • Dedicated multi-mode EQ view
  • Configurable widget areas for Scenes, meters, FX and more
  • 3 pages of 6 assignable rotaries
  • 26 assignable SoftKeys
  • Engineer’s Wedge and IEM fader strips
  • Comprehensive multipoint metering
  • Daylight visibility
  • USB stereo recording and playback
  • 8 XLR mic/line in, 8 XLR line out
  • 2 digital st AES3 in, 3 digital st AES3 out
  • Connection hub
  • Dual redundant GigaACE gigabit link to MixRack
  • 1x redundant DX link for I/O expansion
  • 2x I/O Ports – 128 ch 96 kHz each
  • 2x Network ports
  • Wordclock BNC I/O
  • Video output
  • Dual redundant, hot swappable power supply
  • 3 Year Warranty

Harmony User Interface

Where many digital consoles try 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. The single or twin 12” capacitive touchscreens on the dLive consoles feel instantly familiar, responding to every pinch, swipe, drag and drop exactly how you’d expect them 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 framed by a set of one knob / one function 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 rotary knobs have been prototyped 20+ times to achieve optimal grip and precision control, and feature RGB illumination, with colours mapped to functions for instant visual orientation.

Transparent Workflow

As systems become ever more complex and as I/O counts grow exponentially, engineers can find themselves feeling increasingly removed from the action on stage as they are drawn more and more into managing the arsenal of technologies at their disposal. Throughout the dLive design process our guiding aim has been to create fast and transparent workflows that allow the engineer to focus on the mix, not the mixer. The dLive layout is fully customisable, allowing the user to create a mixing interface that matches their own mental map of the show. Every input or mix can be assigned to any and every bank and / or layer, virtual scribble strips allow inputs and mixes to be clearly named and colour coded for at-a-glance navigation, and the engineer has no less than 26 assignable SoftKeys at their disposal, plus 3 pages of 6 assignable rotaries per screen.

Built To Endure

Maybe it’s no coincidence that our lead mechanical designer on the dLive project used to be a tank commander. All dLive consoles have been designed to deliver the optimal balance between strength and weight, employing higher grade metal on the sides and folded steel at key points for added rigidity. Not only does every console, MixRack and expander have dual power supply slots for redundancy, but we’ve also employed the same rugged, hot-swappable PSU design across the range for maximum peace of mind and minimum inventory. Dual redundancy is also built into every audio connection throughout the system. We have also paid particular attention to console illumination, conducting rigorous trials to ensure that dLive excels in the sunny, outdoor settings where many digital consoles become almost unusable.

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  • Mic/Line XLR Inputs Balanced XLR, +48V phantom power
  • Mic/Line Preamp Fully recallable
  • Input Sensitivity -60 to +15dBu
  • Analogue Gain +5 to +60dB, 1dB steps
  • Pad -20dB Active PAD
  • Maximum Input Level +30dBu (PAD in)
  • Input Impedance >4kΩ (Pad out), >10kΩ (Pad in)
  • Mic EIN -127dB with 150Ω source
  • Phantom Power indication Per socket, internal or external phantom power sensing, triggered at 24V
  • Digital Inputs AES3 2 Ch XLR, 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ω
    • SRC on each pair, range 32k -192kHz, with bypass option


  • Analogue XLR Outputs Balanced, Relay protected
  • Output Impedance <75Ω
  • Nominal Output +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
  • Maximum Output Level +22dBu
  • Residual Output Noise -92dBu (muted, 20-20kHz)
    • -90dBu (muted, 20-40kHz)
  • Digital Outputs AES3 2 Ch XLR, 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ω
    • 96kHz sampling rate, switchable to 48kHz, 44.1kHz


Measured balanced XLR in to XLR out, 20-20kHz, minimum Gain, Pad out

  • Dynamic Range 110dB
  • System Signal to Noise -92dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 30kHz +0/-0.8dB
  • THD+N (analogue in to out) 0.0015% @ +16dBu output, 1kHz 0dB gain
  • Headroom +18dB
  • Internal operating Level 0dBu
  • dBFS Alignment +18dBu = 0dBFS (+22dBu at XLR output)
  • Meter Calibration 0dB meter = -18dBFS (+4dBu at XLR out)
  • Meter Peak indication -3dBFS (+19dBu at XLR out)
  • Sampling Rate 96kHz +/- 20 PPM
  • ADC 24-bit Delta-Sigma
  • DAC 24-bit Delta-Sigma
  • Latency 0.7ms (MixRack XLR in to XLR out, Input to Mix)
    • + 5 samples, Surface to Mixrack (GigaACE hop)
    • + 8 samples, DX32 to Mixrack (DX hop)
  • Operating Temperature Range
  • Fitted with: 
    • MPS16 V1 300w 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
    • MPS16 V2 250w 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Mains Voltage Operating Range 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
  • Mains Power Consumption
    • 300W max (MPS16 V1 300W)
    • 250W max (MPS16 V2 250W)

Dimensions and Weights

Width x Depth x Height x Weight

  • S3000
    • 870 x 728 x 413 mm (34.3"x 28.7"x 16.3") x 28kg (62lbs)
  • S3000 - boxed
    • 1045 x 920 x 560 mm (41.1"x 36.2"x 22") x 41kg (90.4lbs)
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