[NAMM] Soundcraft Vi1
The Soundcraft Vi1TM is a standalone console package with 32 channels of analogue input to 27 analogue outputs, plus 6 digital inputs, 4 Stereo FX Returns and 6 digital outputs in one chassis.
As standard, Input to mix capacity is 46chs, but by adding a stagebox (compatible with the existing Vi racks), simultaneous channel count increases to 64. Channels are routable to 24 multifunction busses, plus LR and Mono Mix busses.
Up to 8 of the busses can be configured as Matrix mixes, each with up to 16 sources.
The surface is slightly over a metre wide, and includes 16 motorised channel faders with fixed and user-definable layers, 8 output/VCA faders and 2 master faders.
The Vi1 includes a new Widescreen Vistonics interface. This new development displays all parameters for 16 channels side by side, on a single 22" Vistonics touch screen. The upper half of the screen handles the Output section control as well as Cue List or Menu displays. Parameter control is via two rows of 16 rotary encoders. The same channel functionality as the Vi6 and Vi4 is available here, along with the same core snapshot, talkback and monitoring facilities.
The Vi1 inherits facilities of its larger siblings, including Soundcraft FaderGlowTM, 4 stereo Lexicon effects engines, BSS Audio graphic EQs on all output busses, and integral dynamics on all channels.
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