Soundcraft Vi4-Optical Digital Live Sound Console

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Soundcraft Vi4-Optical Digital Live Sound Console
Only months after the introduction of the highly successful Soundcraft Vi6™, the Vi Series of digital live sound consoles has been extended with the new Soundcraft Vi4 model, offering all the functionality and facilities of the Soundcraft Vi6, but in a smaller, compact footprint more suited for space-conscious applications such as Theatres, Houses of Worship and venues or clubs with space-limited mix positions.

In just under 1.5m/5 feet, the Soundcraft Vi4 offers access to 48 inputs on 24 faders, with a total of 27 output busses available for use as masters, groups, auxes or matrices. All other features of the Soundcraft Vi6, such as the highly acclaimed Vistonics™ II touch-screen user interface, Soundcraft FaderGlow™ fader function display and the unequalled audio quality are inherited by the Soundcraft Vi4.

At the heart of the Soundcraft Vi control surface lies the patented Vistonics II system. Obviating the ergonomic limitations of arranging controls around or adjacent to a flat TFT screen. Vistonics II builds the rotary encoders and switches right onto the touch screen. With the visual information and operational controls combined in one area, the burden of complex mental mapping is removed from the operator, streamlining workflow and enhancing the creative process.

Each Vistonics II interfaces controls eight input channels, and comprises of a touch screen with 16 rotary encoders and 16 switches.

A simple touch of the screen is all it takes to access channel functions including routing, input gain, digital gain trim, delay, high and low pass filters, 4-band fully parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, gate, de-esser and pan, with immediate access to a sophisticated visual status display and straightforward controls.

In addition, a dedicated Vistonics II interface is provided for output processing control, and also functions as a complete meter overview display for all inputs and outputs, as a snapshot cue list display, and as a display for diagnostics information.

HiQnet integration allows the simple creation of Cue Lists from console snapshots, MIDI events and HiQnet Venue Recall commands, which can be used to trigger changes in amplifier levels, loudspeaker processing EQ and routing across an entire HiQnet system. Compatibility with the HiQnet protocol also enables the console to receive and display system diagnostic messages from other devices on the HiQnet network.

Soundcraft FaderGlow illuminates the fader track in colours that integrate with those of Vistonics II to show at glance what function a fader is controlling at any given time.

The Vi Series Processor Card adds on-board BSS third-octave Graphic Equalization to every bus output, in addition to 8 independent stereo Lexicon multi-effects units - each providing 14 reverbs, 7 delays and 8 pitch shifting effects, patchable to input channels, aux outputs and channel inserts.

A series of interface cards enables direct integration of a Vi Series console with other systems and audio networks using industry standard protocols. Examples:

A-NET 16V card CobraNET card MADI interface The angle of the panel housing the touch screens has been carefully chosen to ensure that the engineer can always view display data clearly during the show. The brightness and contrast of the displays, and the illumination of the control surface itself, are designed to minimize strain on the eye.

Fibre Optic interface allows a run of up to 1.5 km between the stagebox and the local rack. Does not include optical cable.

Includes stagebox, local rack, and redundant power supplies.

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