Soundcraft Si Compact digital live sound mixers were launched recently at the PLASA 2010 show in London.
Soundcraft Si Series of digital live sound mixers is available from Jands , a specialist distributor of professional light, stage and sound equipment in Australia.
Part of Soundcraft's popular Si Series digital live sound mixers, the Si Compact combines powerful digital mixing facilities along with stunning Lexicon effects into a small console. The small footprint does not compromise the powerful features of the Si Compact digital live sound mixers.
The Si Compact 16, 24 and 32-input frames feature 16, 24 or 32 recallable microphone preamps respectively, each with 4 stereo returns for a total of 24, 32 or 40 inputs to mix.
Each input is fully equipped with compressors, gates, parametric EQ, High Pass Filter and delay.
All Si Compact consoles have buses and output processing to match the versatility of the inputs. All mix and matrix buses feature a compressor while parametric EQ and graphic EQ are always available on every one of the 25 mix buses.
Si Compact offers four Stereo Lexicon FX processors providing a wealth of sounds and user-adjustable parameters to complement the channel processing.
Flexible onboard and expansion I/O options ensure the Si Compact digital live sound mixers integrate effortlessly with other system components.
In addition to the mic inputs, the Si Compact features two pairs of stereo analogue line in, AES in and out, 16 analogue line outputs, headphone monitor out and a 64x64 channel expansion card slot capable of utilising any of the Si series option cards that include AES, AVIOM, CobraNet and MADI.
The MADI card, in addition to being an interface to multi-track recording systems enables the Si Compact digital mixers to be linked to the Soundcraft Studer stageboxes.
Si Compact digital live sound mixers incorporate several user-friendly features to enable ease of operation:
The One Touch Easy Mix (TOTEM) allows the user to press a single key to mix to an AUX, FX or Matrix bus.
With a BSS GEQ on every bus there is never any need to assign from a pool of resources.
1 Control = 1 Function
Each control is dedicated to a given function, eliminating the need for layering of controls or navigating through screens.
Global Mode Controls
A row of rotary controls above each fader is assignable at the touch of a button to be GAIN, PAN or HPF for all of the inputs allowing instant access to the core functions.
Illuminates the fader slots according to function with clearly defined colours for FX, Stereo, Linked Mono, GEQ, POST Fade Aux and PRE Fade Aux.
Instant Access Keys
Dedicated keys are provided on the front panel for STORE, RECALL, NEXT, MUTE 1-4, TAP TEMPO and more, eliminating the need to dive into screen and context menus.
Whenever a control is moved or the Select key pressed, the screen displays information about the channel identifying the absolute value of the controls and the channel details.