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Soundcraft has launched its Compact Stagebox for Vi and Si consoles. It offers a great deal of I/O connections in 4U of rack space. The modular unit offers as standard 32 mic/line inputs, eight line outputs, eight channels of AES/EBU outputs and two expansion slots for standard Studer D21m I/O cards. The D21m is the I/O architecture for Studer as well as Soundcraft digital mixing systems and allows connection to such digital formats as CobraNet, Aviom A-Net 16 Ethersound ADAT and RockNet.
A MADI recording interface can also be fitted to the expansion slots. The Compact Stagebox is connected to the host console using either Cat-5 or opticalfiber MADI, the same way as the larger 64-mic/line Vi6 Stagebox is hooked up, and shares the same redundant MADI cable capability.