The Soundcraft Si2 (pictured) is the newest addition to the company's Si Series of digital consoles and a smaller partner to the Si3, which was launched last September. The package is designed for installations where a smaller footprint is critical, such as theaters, houses of worship and smaller tour sound systems. The Si2 comes in a smaller footprint than the Si3 and has 48 mic inputs mapped on 24 faders (while the Si3 has 64 inputs).
Like the Si3, the Si2 has four dedicated Stereo Line channels, four dedicated FX returns from the four stereo Lexicon FX processors, eight balanced insert sends and eight balanced insert returns. Si2 offers 24 group/aux buses available at all times, eight matrix buses and a full complement of monitor talkback and main bus outputs. Every input and output has its own dedicated input (output) socket on the back of the console.
The Si2 uses a combination of rotary encoders and OLED screens on every channel so the engineer mixes at source, without recourse to a central screen. Four assignable onboard lexicon effect engines supplement four stereo inputs.
With all input and output connections and power supply on board, the Si2 can simply drop in where an existing analog console sits, using existing copper cable snakes and splitter systems.
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