Potters Bar, United Kingdom (October 19, 2012)—Soundcraft recently released the new V4.7 software for the company’s Vi Series range of digital consoles, providing a major input-capacity increase for the Vi4 model, as well as the new virtual Vi software for the Vi1 and a number of feature upgrades across the board.
The Soundcraft Vi4 can now handle 96 inputs to mix, bringing it into line with the Vi2 and Vi6 models; show-files are now fully compatible between Vi2, 4 and 6 consoles, so settings can be moved between consoles from a USB memory stick. To take advantage of the 96 inputs to mix on the Vi4, three DSP cards must be fitted to the local rack. Vi4 consoles with only 2 DSP cards will be uplifted to 64 inputs to mix, from 48. Similarly, rental companies with inventories of both Vi4 and Vi6 can now standardize on local racks.
The same software update includes the dedicated Virtual Vi offline editor for the Vi1 console, so users can program shows offline.
Other software enhancements in V4.7 include EQ width control options in Q or octaves delay unit settings in milliseconds, meters, or feet and inches, and a number of other user interface enhancements.
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