Most compact console yet10 February 2015
Described as the most compact Si Performer console to date and now able to control BSS Soundweb London preamps, the Si Performer 1 is being shown by Harman Soundcraft. It features two option card slots available for ViSi Connect expansion and network cards, 80 inputs to mix, Soundcraft’s FaderGlow and illuminated channel displays for instant mix status, plus DMX interface and control (which allows simultaneous control of light and sound), all in a single 19in rackmount console.
The Si Performer’s two card slots enable users to connect stageboxes, while providing the ability to connect to audio networks like Dante, CobraNet and BSS BLU Link, which provides easy connectivity with the dbx PMC Personal Monitor Controller via BLU Link.
The Si Performer 1 now comes with the V1.6 software update, offering several new features and improvements to Soundcraft Si Series consoles. These include BSS Soundweb London preamp control, external clocking via option cards, selectable input solo modes, select follow solo, pre-dynamics global bus send, knob bubble pin, and momentary on. The update means that the Si Performer 1 has new features specifically geared to improve performance for networked audio and monitoring applications.
The Si Performer 1 has an input capacity of 80 audio inputs to mix on all models, while featuring the same mix power as the Performer 2 and 3 consoles but with 16 mic pres and 16 faders. It has fully parametric 4-band EQ as standard on all input channels, and as usual on Soundcraft’s digital range, BSS graphic EQs on all bus outputs. This is in addition to the already standard filters, gates, compressors and delays on all inputs, and compressors and delays on all outputs.
The Si Performer also offers Soundcraft FaderGlow, which enables faders to be colour-coded via an LED strip alongside the fader to indicate its function or channel identification.