[NAMM] Soundcraft Vi gets Offline Editor
Soundcraft announce that Vi Series gets offline editing and multiple stageboxes capabilities
First, the Vi Offline Editor software will be downloadable free from the SoundcraftDigital.com website starting in March and will provide to the engineers the ability to set up shows and configurations offline on a PC, which can then be downloaded to the desk from a USB memory drive. All routing, naming, EQ and dynamic settings and so on can be pre-configured offline.
The editor can also be configured to control the DSP core in the absence of the desk control surface, and thus can provide control of audio in an emergency.
Second, starting in March, the desks will support multiple stageboxes. This means that a digital patchbay can be created where the engineer can select the 64 inputs to a Soundcraft Vi6™ (or 48 on the Soundcraft Vi4™) from a selection of inputs available on any of the connected stageboxes (for example, with two stageboxes connected, there are 128 inputs to select from; with three there would be 172, and so on).