Soundcraft and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced immediate UK shipping of the new Si Impact digital mixing console. This is what they have to say about it...
The Si Impact draws on Soundcraft's more than 40 years of excellence in live sound mixing, combining the latest digital innovations together with its unrivalled sound quality. The Si Impact is designed to be as simple as an analog mixer, but with radical workflow enhancements and DSP power that make it a perfect tool for the stage and the recording studio.
The 40-input Soundcraft Si Impact offers powerful live sound digital mixing with ViSi iPad® control and built-in Stagebox connectivity for I/O expansion. In addition to its live sound components, the Si Impact has a 32-in/32-out USB recording and playback interface that provides easy multitrack recording and playback directly from a DAW. Right out of the box, you get a free download of Ableton Live 9 Lite.
The fully motorised faders come equipped with Soundcraft® FaderGlow illumination technology and LCD channel displays or 'scribble strips' for visual feedback and easy operation.
The Si Impact provides 32 mic/line inputs, 40 DSP input channels (32 mono inputs and four stereo channels/returns) and 31 output busses (all with full DSP processing and GEQ) with 20 sub-groiup aux busses and four mono/stereo matrix busses. Eight XLR/quarter-inch combi-jacks are available for line inputs and instruments, while a 4-band fully parametric EQ is available for each channel and bus. The Si Impact also offers studio grade effects and dynamics from Soundcraft's sister companies BSS, Lexicon and dbx.
The Si Impact supports up to eight VCA masters and eight Mute groups, plus 26 motorised input faders and LR/Mono (fully motorised with four fully customisable fader layers). The console also features a 5-inch colour touchscreen display for easy access to show setup, patching, FX, and security.
And, of course, the Si Impact features the legendary British sound of Soundcraft!
Sean Karpowicz, Product Manager, Soundcraft, had this to say, "The Si Impact is the first of its kind in that it truly combines analog workflow with digital flexibility at a lower price than ever before. Most importantly, the Si Impact features the absolute best sound quality of any product in its category, on par with consoles many times larger and costlier. And thanks to the USB interface, it's equally at home in the studio or on the road."
Pricing and Availability:
The Soundcraft Si Impact is priced at just £2499 RRP inc VAT and is available now.
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