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Texan arts school upgrades with Soundcraft Vi6

The Vi6’s versatility and intuitive Vistonics II interface were among the features earmarked for praise by Dingle. “Every day I’m mixing something different, which is exciting but requires a very flexible audio console,” he said. “I often have lower school kids (quiet and/or yelling) right next to a vocally trained upper school student with a great vocal range and dynamics, performing on the same microphone. With the Vi6, I can quickly adjust the gain, EQ, gate and compression to create a smooth-sounding event.”

The school’s sound engineers run 28 channels of wireless mics from the FOH mix position and have opted to install two eight-channel line-cards, bringing the local rack to 32 line inputs. Soundcraft also supplied a custom-built 1U rack unit that fits above the local rack input connection box to house the additional 16 inputs.

Dingle has also installed a MADI card into the FOH computer, enabling him to record 64 channels at every event.