Si Performer 2
Drawing on the combined heritage of Soundcraft's acclaimed Si Compact and Vi Series digital live sound mixers, the Si Performer takes mixing out of the dark with powerful digital audio mixing facilities married to a DMX 512 controller allowing for the first time the mixing console to also run the lighting rig! 'Music & Lights; these have been partners in the entertainment and production industry since amplified sound met the electric light but until now even the simplest lighting setup would require a separate lighting controller console, road case and somewhere to put it; Soundcraft Si Performer changes everything. Empowering the console with a DMX interface, the Soundcraft Si Performer is able to utilize the power of motorised faders, Soundcraft FaderGlow™ and a console automation system to provide a flexible automated lighting controller ideal for schools, churches, touring theatre companies and conference productions.
The Si Performer 2 features 24 recallable mic pre amps (32 on Si Performer 3) plus 8 stereo returns, AES in one 64x64 expansion slot and another 64x32 expansion slot offering enough expansion to use every one of the 64 mono inputs for a possible total of 80 inputs to mix. Each input channel has dedicated processing for high pass filter, input delay, gate, compressor and parametric EQ. Keeping you in control are 8 VCA busses, 8 mute groups, FaderGlow and colour backlit name displays on every channel so you are never lost.
All Si Performer consoles have busses and output processing to match the versatility of the inputs; the 14 aux/group mixes can be configured as 14 mono mixes or 8 mono plus 6 stereo mixes, whilst the matrix mixes can be mono or stereo as needed. The bus and matrix mixes are complemented with four mix busses dedicated to the internal Lexicon FX processors and left, right and centre busses with options for mixing left/right + mono/centre or left/centre/right (LCR). Each bus features a compressor, 4 band fully parametric EQ, graphic EQ and delay always available all of the time.
To complement the channel and bus processing all Si Performer consoles integrate four Stereo Lexicon FX processors based on the MX400 providing a wealth of sounds, user adjustable parameters and dedicated tap-tempo keys. As the FX are hardware based use of all the effects even on the most demanding programmes do not affect the processing in any way and all dynamics, PEQ and all bands of all 31 graphic EQs are available all of the time.
Flexible onboard and expansion I/O options ensure the Si Performer integrates effortlessly with other system components; along with the 24 (32 - Si Performer 3) mic inputs there are eight analogue line inputs, AES in and out, 16 analogue line outputs, headphone monitor out, a 64x64 channel expansion slot and another 64x32 expansion slot each capable of utilising any of the Si series option cards including CAT5 or optical MADI. The MADI card, as well as being an interface to multi-track recording systems or plug-in systems like Waves, enables linking the Si Performer to any of the Soundcraft or Studer stageboxes to extend the I/O power and flexibility; but all this power is nothing without control and here the Si Performer excels with a comprehensive but 'simple to use' control surface.
As you would expect from any Soundcraft digital mixer the facilities are extensive and include legendary audio quality courtesy of latest generation EMMA™ DSP processors, the same DSP platform that has helped propel the Si and Si Compact series to industry standard status; this power united with reliability and flexibility puts the Si Performer in a class of its own.
Houses of Worship
Even volunteer engineers want to be free to participate in praise and celebration, so the less time spent concentrating on the technology the more time they have to be part of the service.
Thanks to clear and precise control layouts, mixing on a Soundcraft desk is not only easy, the highest sound quality for which Soundcraft is famous makes the whole experience a pleasure.
Whether you run a mobile worship group and need small and compact mixers, or have a worship facility for 200, 500, 1000 or 5000 people, Soundcraft can provide the console solution that is easy to use, makes all aspects of your service sound great, and will give you a lifetime of service that you can depend on week-in, week-out.
From small format portable mixers like the MFX range wth on-board Lexicon effect, through the analogue GB Series with up to 8 groups and matrix, the MH series with a high input count and VCA grouping for super mix control, to the newest generation of digital consoles like the Si3 and Vi Series with dynamics on every channle and Lexicon effects so all your processing is in one place- no more racks of outboard.
With the large number of mix engineers who pass through venues supporting their talent, the need to offer a console that's easy to use if you see it for the first time is paramount. Not only that, it has to sound good, and be able to cope with whatever demands the sound system for the act has.
Soundcraft has a legendary reputation for no-frills user interfaces, with clear and concise control layouts and a user-friendliness other consoles can only aspire to.
From the LX7ii and GB series small-format analogue desks with up to 8 groups and integral matrix mixers, through the large format analogue MH series with added bus counts and VCA groups through to the latest Si3 digital consoles and widely-acclaimed digital Vi Series there is undoubtedly a mixer from Soundcraft that wll meet your needs.
And did we say that Soundcraft consoles are built to last? They'll give you years of great sound and mixing pleasure. And no-one refuses to mix on a Soundcraft console.
Musicians & Bands
Every singer or band wants to sound their best on stage, while not having to worry about complex equipment to control.
Soundcraft's range of portable PA mixers delivers the sound you want, thanks to microphone preamps and equalisers designed by audio guru and Souncraft founder Graham Blyth, and recognised as the ultimate clean-path designs.
Take the GicRac - a really simple 8-channel mixer with on-board power amplifiers to drive your speakers directly and outputs to feed stage monitors. Perfect for singers and small bands needing a highly-portable sound system.
For bigger bands, the easily portable EFX series with on-board Lexicon effects (widely regarded as the best in the business) and simplicty personified, through the MFX range with its Lexicon Effects, 3 foldback busses and up to the 4-bus LX7ii for the larger systems, and clear and easy control layouts will leave you free to entertain and enjoy your music.
And talk about built to last...Soundcraft mixers will give you years of trouble-free gigging thanks to solid chassis designs and quality components.
A Compact size yet with the capability to feed mixes to different zones, handle high numbers of microphones and thrill the audience with a clear sound, Soundcraft mixers have been a constant part of the Theatre scene for many years.
With legendary sound quality thanks to mic preamps that will easily handle high input levels, simple yet totally functional controls and on-board matrix mixers, Soundcraft can offer you a mixer to meet your needs. The GB Series provides unparalled functionality in a compact chassis, while the latest generaton of digital consoles like the Soundcraft Si3 and Soundcraft Vi Series make scene changes an absolute breeze with their sophisticated yet easy to use snapshot systems. They also have a compact footprint and so much integrated I/O, dynamics, EQ and effects that you'll save space for those precious seats.
And of course our reputation is built upon years of experience of designing consoles that not only sound great night after night, but will keep on sounding great year after year.
Touring & Corporate
Whether you're still an analogue console fan or moved on to digital, Soundcraft has a console offering for tour sound engineers for all event sizes.
Soundcraft's reputation of quality and reliability has been earned over 35 years since first mixer-in-a-flightcase, the Series 1. Mic preamps that won't overload so easy, EQ's that sound smooth and give you total control, and layouts that any engineer can mix on within minutes - yes, even digital consoles that are easy to use thanks to patented technologies like VistonicsTM and FaderGlowTM.
Today's leading artists and event companies depend on Soundcraft Vi Series consoles thanks not only to the easy navigation and control but the amazing sound quality delivered thanks to mic preamps designed by our founder and legend Graham Blyth.
For Corporate events where speed and functionality is prime, analogue mixers like the 8-bus GB Series with matrix outputs or the dependable MH Series which add snapshot automation and VCA grouping will make your event sound the best it can, and simple control layout means you can stay creative, and do the job you're paid to do - make it sound great!
Si Performer Highlights
|•||D.O.G.S. (Direct Out Gain Stabiliser) – Prevents manual change of a mic gain control affecting direct out levels, perfect when 2 consoles share a stagebox or when recording the channel direct outputs.|
|•||DMX interface - control sound and light from the same device.|
|•||Security Lockout – Lock the whole console or just selected elements, manage the security with the users and profile settings.|
|•||Assignable Fader Layers – Customise each of the four fader layer pages to meet your needs or add/insert faders to accommodate that additional mic that was not in the patch list!|
|•||Copy & Paste – Copy whole channels, busses, mixes, Lexicon™ effects, a single part such as the EQ or multiple parts like the channel gate and compressor.|
|•||Personal Monitoring Interface – When used with the Si BLU link option card, the Si Performer is a perfect partner to the dbx PMC16 Personal Monitoring System , using simple Cat5 cabling for easy setup.|
|•||TOTEM™ – The One Touch Easy Mix; press a single key to mix to an AUX, FX or Matrix bus, the surface and monitoring instantly reconfigure to allow instant mixing to your chosen bus on the faders.|
|•||BSS® GEQ – With a BSS GEQ on every bus there is never any need to assign from a pool of resources and you will never ‘run out’ of processing.|
|•||1 Control = 1 Function – With each control dedicated to a given function there is never any ‘layering’ of controls or navigating through screens; this allows the Si Performer controls to be labeled on the surface just as they would have been on an analogue mixer.|
|•||Global Mode Controls – A row of rotary controls above each fader assignable at the touch of a button to be GAIN, PAN or HPF for all of the inputs allowing instant access to the core functions.|
|•||Soundcraft FaderGlow® – Illuminates the fader slots according to function with clearly defined colours for FX, Stereo, Linked Mono, GEQ, POST Fade Aux, PRE Fade Aux; you'll never be lost again!|
|•||Instant Access Keys – Dedicated keys on the front panel for STORE, RECALL, NEXT, MUTE 1-8, TAP TEMPO and more negate the need to dive into screen & context menus.|
|•||Function Focus – Whenever a control is moved or SELect key pressed the screen displays information about the channel identifying the absolute value of the controls and the channel name, number etc...|
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