[NAMM] Soundcraft Si Compact V2 Software
Soundcraft’s small-format digital console Si Compact has received an upgrade with the V2 software release.
The new free upgrade provides about 23 new features, updates and enhancements; the first addition being eight additional DSP channels expanding the Si Compact 16 and Si Compact 24 to 32 and 40 inputs to mix, respectively.
The new user configurable fader layers are designed to allow input channels to be reassigned anywhere on either input layer and any bus master reassigned to either master layer. An engineer can put the inputs and returns where he or she most needs them, for example, having the main vocal or presenter always in position 1 on both input fader layers, or mixing aux and matrix masters on a single bus layer to reduce the number of layer changes.
Another function introduced in V2 is D.O.G.S (Direct Output Gain Stabilisation). Using a connection topology where the slave console is fed from a pre-fade direct output of the master, DOGS can compensate for the gain adjustment maintaining original system gain between mic in and direct out, the company says. One of the advantages of DOGS is since stabilisation occurs ‘locally’ in the master console only this component requires the DOGS system and all other equipment connected to the master can benefit from the feature.
Selective Copy & Paste is now implemented allowing all or part of a selected channel or bus to be copied and pasted elsewhere. This basic functionality also gives the ability to copy and paste individual bus or matrix mixes and copy/paste FX presets between Lexicon processors. MIDI control allows snapshots to be recalled from external devices capable of sending program change messages.
A new security mode is designed to prevent unauthorised access to key functions; as well as ‘total lockdown’ security can be tailored for different ‘operator access’ levels for example locking out house EQ and processing for guest engineers whilst allowing access for in-house operators.
Other changes include additional information displayed in the Function Focus window on the touch screen, matrix mix facilities changes, show file & folder management, navigation changes, default settings changes, HPF settings, added EQ curve graphics and more.
Visit www.soundcraft.com for more details.
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