Si Compact: a new digital mixer range from Soundcraft29 September 2010
With full DSP functionality built-in to a small-footprint chassis, the Si Compact provides up to 40 inputs in three frame sizes – 16, 24 or 32 mic/line input formats with four stereo returns – the smallest of which is also rack-mountable.
The motorised faders feature Soundcraft’s FaderGlow technology and the design incorporates a full encoder set for all the functions on a channel – from input gain through EQ and dynamics to bus controls.
Four separate Lexicon digital effects processors are included with dedicated FX busses in addition to the main mixes, and there’s also BSS graphic EQ on every bus.
Other features include 16 line outputs plus AES, an option card slot for MADI or other connectivity, a Global Mode for instant access to pan, gain and filters plus a colour touchscreen interface.
The design of the Si Compact avoids layering of the audio controls for faster, more intuitive operation.