SOUNDCRAFT VI 1000
Among its many features, the Vi1000 incorporates the Vistonics II 'knobs-on-glass' feature, which makes it easy to see and access the power and versatility of the mixing environment; along with Soundcraft Faderglow™ color coding, which illuminates the fader slots according to function using clearly defined colors. Offering pristine sound quality, a wealth of features, an intuitive user interface for simplified operation, and the on-road reliability for which Soundcraft Vi Series consoles are known, the new Vi1000 offers world-class, space-saving audio mixing capability.
Innovation that never loses sight of the end user
All the world's cutting-edge features have little meaning if a mixing console is not intuitive to use. Recognizing that many audio engineers are freelance technicians, the ability to sit behind the console and quickly and easily grasp its layout and functionality was paramount throughout the Vi1000 design phase. With this in mind, Soundcraft engineers have prioritized simple, streamlined and easy to understand operation. From its integration with Vistonics II and Faderglow to the inclusion of integrated microphone monitoring, every aspect of the Soundcraft Vi1000 exudes scrupulous attention to detail, ensuring a mixing environment that inspires the best efforts.
Vistonics II features
At the heart of the Vi1000's intuitive design is the Vistonics II 'knobs on glass' user interface. With Vistonics II, every command is always clearly labeled with respect to its function, despite its assignable nature. The functions are color-coded and use icons to clearly indicate the parameter to be adjusted - whether it is a signal level, filter frequency, or attack/release time. A simple touch of the screen is all it takes to access all the parameters associated with a particular channel strip. The amount of information presented in an easy-to-read format allows you to quickly scan the entire desk and see all channel strip settings at a glance - an inherent capability of analog consoles, but sadly lacking on most digital consoles.
Integrated Spidercore DSP
The SpiderCore DSP engine used in the Vi1000 uses the same 40-bit floating point audio processing algorithms found in Studer's high-end broadcast consoles, ensuring pristine audio quality. This engine mixes FPGA and DSP technology in a unique combination that maximizes I/O routing and DSP mixing capability and also includes dedicated Lexicon multi-effects processing chips. The SpiderCore engine provides a total capacity of 96 channels to mix, and 24 mono or stereo mix buses, configurable as auxiliary, group or matrix, plus the main LR and C buses.
Flexible and expandable I/O
Connected directly to the SpiderCore DSP engine, the Vi1000's complete I/O system provides a total of 212 x 212 simultaneous inputs and outputs. These include 16 channels of on-board HQ microphone preamplifiers, 16 on-board line outputs 2 pairs of AES/EBU inputs and outputs and a 64ch MADI and Dante recording interface. In addition, two dual expansion card slots provide support for industry standard audio network protocol and stagebox connection. Optional expansion I/O cards can be selected from the extensive ViSi Connect range, which includes MADI, Dante, Aviom®, Rocknet™, BLUE link, SDI, TDIF, ADAT and other industry-standard formats.
Dante Network is standard
Dante networking - uncompressed, multi-channel, uncompressed digital multimedia networking technology with near zero latency and synchronization - is a standard issue for the Vi1000. This interface provides an instant connection to the popular industry-standard audio networking protocol and makes virtual sound recording and control operations quick and easy.
Reverberation and delay of the integrated world-class vocabulary
Lexicon reverberation and delay effects have long been recognized as the standard by which all others are judged. With the Vi1000 digital console, the industry's best reverbs and delays are ready to use at any time and are reminiscent of the unparalleled Lexicon PCM81 Multi-Effects Processor, known for its soft, natural sounding reverb.
Built-in BSS DPR901II Dynamic EQ processing
For years, the BSS DPR901II dynamic equalizer has been known for its superior performance. While this classic analog audio problem-solver has been imitated by all SBS competitors, none has matched the overall quality of the original. Onboard Soundcraft Vi consoles, users will find the only officially digitally approved version of the original, the only one that contributes to the superior audio performance of this console.
Microphone monitoring for AKG, Shure and Sennheiser wireless systems
Mix engineers will certainly appreciate the integrated monitoring support for AKG (WMS & DMS), Shure (ULXD/QLXD) and Sennheiser (6000 series) wireless microphone systems. This capability makes it easy to control battery power, RF levels, plus the mute and clipping status of connected wireless microphones - right on the channel strip that controls each microphone.
With the vMIX microphone's automatic mixing capability included with the Vi1000, engineers can automatically mix two separate groups of up to 16 microphones in conference or theater applications to free up hands or reduce the number of snapshots needed to control the environment in multi-microphone speech applications. vMIX comes directly from Studer Vista's high-end broadcast consoles and is another key system attribute that optimizes workflow.