Soundcraft will launch this year three new 16, 24 and 32 channel digital mixers called Si Expression.
The Soundcraft Si Expression digital mixer allow for mixing up to 66 channels with the use of a Soundcraft Stagebox, including the newly introduced 16x8 and 32x16 Mini Stagebox, or via MADI or AES/EBU.
The three mixers are equipped with processors from other Harman Group companies (which also includes Soundcraft), including BSS, dbx, Lexicon and Studer, and you'll find touchscreen color displays, iPad ViSi Remote control feature or the FaderGlow automatic lightning technology which lights the faders with different colors depending on the assignations.
The built-in DSP features 4-band parametric EQs, delays, gates and compressors on each input, 30-band graphic and parametric EQs, compressors and delays on each output, as well as 4 Lexicon stereo effects that can be used simultaneously.
Several options are also available for these mixers, for instance you will be able to add the new BSS BLU Link cards or connect the mixers to the dbx PMC16 personal mixers.
- 16 (Si Expression 1), 24 (Si Expression 2) o 32 (Si Expression 3) mono mic inputs
- 4 line inputs
- Color touchscreen interface
- Up to 66 channels
- Pre/Post selection per input per bus
- AES input and output
- Global Mode encoders above each fader, assignable to Gain, Pan of HPF for all of the inputs
- FaderGlow for the fader assignations
- 20 sub-groups / aux busses
- 4 effect busses
- 8 matrix busses
- C and LR mix busses
- 4 Lexicon stereo effect processors
- 4 Mute groups
- Insert loop freely assignable
- Integration with the Harman HiQnet
- Slot for optional 64 x 64 card
The Si Expression 1 should be available this spring/summer. There is no information regarding the availability of the two other mixers. Further details are available at www.soundcraft.com.
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