Compact Digital Console: Harman Pro's Soundcraft Vi1
Touring, broadcast, and installed sound users have been requesting a smaller, more affordable console with Vistonics user interface, according to officials at Harman Pro's Soundcraft unit.
According to officials at Harman Pro's Soundcraft unit, touring, broadcast, and installed sound users have been requesting a smaller, more affordable console with its Vistonics user interface. The company responded with the new Soundcraft Vi1, a desk with 32 channels of analog input to 27 outputs, six digital inputs, four stereo FX returns, and six digital outputs. The surface has 16 motorized channel faders with fixed and user-definable layers, eight output/VCA faders, and two master faders. Its new 22-inch, widescreen Vistonics touch interface displays parameters for 16 channels side by side. The desk is compatible with Vi4 and Vi6 show files through the Virtual Vi offline editor, which is available as a free download. Price: $22,769. Soundcraft. 818-920-3212. www.soundcraft.com.