Harman has launched the Soundcraft Ui Series of remote controlled digital mixers, providing the ability to mix audio from any Wi-Fi connected device in any location. The Ui12 and Ui16 both feature an integrated, onboard Wi-Fi router and can be controlled via a tablet, PC or smartphone.
The mixers have cross-platform compatibility and can use up to 10 control devices simultaneously. They also feature built-in Harman signal processing from dbx, DigiTech and Lexicon, including dbx AFS2, and DigiTech Amp Modeling.
Both mixers offer 31-band graphic EQ, noise gate and compressor on all outputs, plus real-time frequency analyser (RTA) on inputs and outputs. Built in are three dedicated Lexicon FX busses: Reverb, Delay and Chorus. Both mixers also offer independent network interfaces on board for simultaneous control by Wi-Fi and Ethernet, plus a floor-ready rugged chassis for live applications.
The Ui12 also features four XLR combo mic/line inputs, four XLR mic inputs, two channels of Hi-Z/instrument inputs, as well as a stereo RCA line input. A two-channel USB media player is included, along with two balanced XLR Aux outputs, two quarter-inch headphone outputs with level control, plus balanced stereo XLR and quarter-inch main outputs. Two-channel USB audio playback is compatible with MP3, WAV and AIFF formats.