Hertfordshire, U.K. (February 3, 2009)–Soundcraft has introduced its Si2 digital console, a smaller partner to the Si3. It features 48 mic inputs mapped on 24 faders (the Si3 has 64 inputs).
The Si2, like the Si3, has four dedicated Stereo Line channels, four dedicated FX Returns from the four stereo Lexicon FX processors, eight balanced insert sends and eight balanced insert returns. Si2 is complete with 24 Group/Aux busses available at all times, eight matrix busses and a full complement of monitor talkback and main bus outputs. According to the company, every input and output has its own dedicated input (output) socket on the back of the console.
Like the Si3, the Si2 uses a combination of rotary encoders and OLED screens on every channel, so the engineer mixes at source, without recourse to a central screen. Four assignable onboard Lexicon effect engines supplement four stereo inputs to provide a mix package in a width of 1.4m.
The Si2 package is targeted for smaller-footprint installations such as theaters, houses of worship and smaller tour sound systems.