Northridge, CA (September 29, 2017)—Soundcraft has announced the Vi1000 Digital Mixing Console, due to street in November. Created to be the most compact Vi-000 series desk, sitting 34x32 inches—the console is intended for touring, venue and corporate AV work.
The Vi1000 retains Soundcraft’s Vistonics II channel strip user interface based around FaderGlow, and also sports Soundcraft SpiderCore—a built-in DSP and I/O engine based on STUDER technology, offering 40-bit floating point processing. The desk can be used on its own or as an additional remote-control surface for any of the larger consoles in the range, using their Mirroring feature.
Onboard processing includes gating and compression on 96 channel paths, BSS DPR901ii Dynamic EQ and Lexicon multi-effects via an insertable processing pool, and 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 busses.
The Vi1000 rear panel local I/O offers 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. 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 in x 212 out.
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.