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PL+S 2016: Soundcraft adds new model to Vi console range

Duncan Proctor 6 April 2016
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Soundcraft by Harman has added the Vi2000 to its Vi range of digital consoles, combining the Vistonics-based control surface of the Vi3000, Vi5000 and Vi7000 consoles with Soundcraft SpiderCore, an integrated DSP and I/O engine based on Studer technology.

“For touring or installations, the Vi2000 is an amazing console that includes everything today’s engineers are looking for in a compact digital console,” said Andy Brown, product manager, tour mixers, Harman Professional Solutions. “The technologies integrated into the console put the Vi2000 on the leading edge of sound quality, control responsiveness and complete digital connectivity.”

The Vistonics interface is central to the Vi2000 design, providing direct access to all functions with maximum information and visibility at all times.

Soundcraft SpiderCore is a 40-bit, floating-point DSP engine that mixes FPGA and DSP technology combining to maximise I/O routing and DSP mixing capability.

The console is configurable up to 48 mic line inputs and 16 line outputs, using combinations of 16-channel XLR modules in four rear-mounted slots. The console also includes two 64-channel expansion slots, allowing up to two MADI-based Stageboxes to be connected. Or, alternatively, the slots provide access to the extensive range of D21m I/O option cards, addressing all industry-standard audio formats. The total I/O count of the console is 246 in and 246 out.

Like other Vi consoles, a built-in 64×64-channel Dante interface provides direct recording/playback connection to any PC- or Mac-based recording software via Ethernet. It also allows the Vi2000 to integrate into an existing Dante network. The Dante interface is complemented by an additional optical MADI interface, designed for either record feeds or to connect the Soundcraft Realtime Rack Plug-in engine.

The package is completed with a compact frame design, only 1.15m in width, with 16 input faders and 8 output faders. Patented features, like FaderGlow, VM2 microphone monitoring and Vistonics, provide a user-friendly mixing experience.

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