Harman’s Soundcraft is announcing Version 2 of its ViSi Remote iPad app, which allows remote control of Soundcraft Vi, Si Compact, Si Performer and Si Expression mixing consoles wirelessly from an iPad device.
ViSi Remote V. 2 requires no additional hardware other than a wireless access router connected to the Harman HiQnet Ethernet port of the console. With ViSi Remote V. 2, engineers are free to roam the venue and adjust mixes and other audio parameters directly from an iPad.
Version 2 lets Si Compact, Performer and Expression users adjust channel strip settings per channel, including Gate, Compressor and EQ along with Pan, LR/Mono routing and phase invert switches. Harman states that it will add this functionality to Vi consoles in a future update.
Soundcraft ViSi Remote V. 2 lets engineers optimize the front-of-house mix from anywhere in the room; adjust monitor levels while standing next to the artist; adjust channel strip settings remote from the console; extend the fader count of an existing control surface; use in stand-alone mode for familiarization with console functions; control a network of consoles (e.g. FOH and Monitor); provide a separate surface for DMX functionality (Si Performer only); and allow multiple users on the same console to control their own mixes.