Soundcraft has introduced the Vi1000 Digital Mixing Console, offering features from the Vi Series in the most compact form factor to date.

Soundcraft Vi1000 Digital Mixing ConsoleVi-000 retains all the mixing and processing power of the larger Vi2000 and 3000 for live touring, music venue and corporate A/V, with applications where a compact and cost-effective, but powerful console is required.

Employing Soundcraft’s Vistonics II channel strip user interface, together with FaderGlow, the console combines the operating principles and workflows from the Vi3000, 5000 and 7000 consoles with Soundcraft SpiderCore – a built-in DSP and I/O engine based on Studer technology, providing 40-bit floating point processing. The Vi1000 also comes into its own as an additional remote-control surface for any of the larger consoles in the range, using their Mirroring feature.

In addition to gating and compression on all 96 channel paths, audio processing functionality includes BSS DPR901ii Dynamic EQ and Lexicon multi-effects via an insertable processing pool – plus the ability to insert up to 64 external devices. Studer vMix automatic voice mixing is built-in and BSS 966 graphic EQs are available on all output buses.

The Vi1000’s rear panel local I/O features 16 HQ mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs, and two 64 channel expansion slots that allow up to two Madi-based Stageboxes to be connected. Alternatively, the slots provide access to a range of D21m I/O option cards, that address all industry standard audio formats. Four channels of AES/EBU I/O plus USB and Midi connections complete the back panel. The total I/O count of the console is 212 inputs and 212 outputs.

As is standard with all Vi000-series consoles, a built-in 64x64ch Dante/Madi interface provides direct recording/playback connection via Ethernet to any Windows or Mac-based recording software, or allows the Vi1000 to integrate into an existing Dante network. The associated optical Madi interface allows an alternate record feed to Madi-equipped storage devices or connection of the Soundcraft Realtime Rack Plug-in engine, adding Universal Audio UADT-powered plug-ins to the console’s sonic palette.

The Vi1000’s built-in monitoring support for AKG, Shure and Sennheiser wireless microphone systems provides checking of battery power, RF levels and frequencies, plus audio level and clipping status of the attached wireless microphones – on the channel strip that controls each mic.

‘The Vi1000 represents all that we’ve learned over the years with our Vi line and channels that knowledge and experience into a new desk that delivers superior audio performance and a world-class feature set – now delivered in the most compact form factor we’ve achieved so far,’ says Soundcraft Product Manager, Andy Brown.

More: www.soundcraft.com

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