Soundcraft debuts Vi1000 digital mixing console

Soundcraft by Harman has introduced the Vi1000 digital mixing console. It is the most compact member of the Vi-000 family (86cm x 81cm in size) and retains the mixing and processing power of its two larger siblings, the Vi2000 and 3000.

The Vi1000 is designed for live touring, music venue and corporate AV applications.

Employing Soundcraft’s Vistonics II channel strip user interface, together with FaderGlow, the console combines the operating principles and workflows from the Vi3000, 5000 and 7000 consoles with Soundcraft SpiderCore, a built-in DSP and I/O engine based on Studer technology, offering 40-bit floating point processing. The Vi1000 can be used as an additional remote-control surface for any of the larger consoles in the range, using their Mirroring feature.

In addition to gating and compression on all 96 channel paths, audio processing functionality includes the BSS DPR901ii Dynamic EQ and Lexicon multi-effects via an insertable processing pool, plus the ability to insert up to 64 external devices. Studer vMIX automatic voice mixing is built-in and BSS 966 graphic EQs are available on all output busses.
The Vi1000 comes with rear panel local I/O featuring 16 HQ mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs, and two 64 channel expansion slots that allow up to two MADI-based Stageboxes to be connected, or alternatively the slots provide access to an extensive range of D21m I/O option cards, that address all industry standard audio formats. Four channels of AES/EBU I/O plus USB and MIDI connections complete the back panel. The total I/O count of the console is 212 in x 212 out.

As is standard with all Vi000-series consoles, a built-in 64x64ch Dante/MADI interface provides direct recording/playback connection via Ethernet to any Windows or Mac-based recording software, or allows the Vi1000 to integrate into an existing Dante network.

The Vi1000 includes built-in monitoring support for AKG, Shure and Sennheiser wireless microphone systems.

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