Soundcraft Si Performer 2
Harman’s Soundcraft announces the launch of its Soundcraft Si Performer range of mixers, which offer integrated DMX functionality and add lighting control options to the audio feature set. The Si Performer builds upon the company's Si Compact range, providing almost twice as much DSP power and increased functionality, with an input capacity of 80 inputs to mix on all models.
The Si Performer 2 console has 24 mic inputs and eight line inputs, while the Si Performer 3 has 32 mic and eight line inputs, plus four FX return channels. Two option card slots allow for I/O expansion via any Soundcraft stagebox and option cards from the Soundcraft ViSi Connect range, making it possible to patch up to 80 inputs to mix, or from CobraNet, AVIOM or AES inputs via the appropriate cards.
The integration of a DMX512 port offers core lighting control. The first release of software provides four scene masters (A/D) with associated slave channels on the ALT fader layers; individual color intensities or parameters are set on the slave faders with an overall master level fader, which itself may be assigned to any of the main fader layers for simultaneous access to audio and lighting levels. To automate the process, DMX settings may be stored alongside audio settings in the snapshot system, so both may be recalled automatically by a single button press or via an external MIDI command. With selective isolation, snapshots with only audio or lighting parameter changes may be recalled.
The Si Performer console offers fully-parametric 4-band EQ as standard on all input channels, and BSS graphic EQs on all bus outputs, as well as standard filters, gates, compressors and delays on all inputs and compressors and delays on all outputs. Soundcraft states that processing is fully available all of the time, with no compromises on the amount of DSP in use.
The Si Performer will be controllable from the Soundcraft ViSi Remote iPad app along with the Soundcraft Vi Series, Vi1 and Si Compact consoles.