At Winter NAMM 2014, HARMAN's Soundcraft is introducing the new Soundcraft Realtime Rack--a massive library of award-winning UAD plug-ins from Universal Audio compatible with all Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles. The Realtime Rack is a 1U (one rack unit) enclosure capable of processing up to 16 channels of a MADI stream, while additional units can be added for 32, 48 or 64 channels.
Photo above: Soundcraft Realtime Rack - click for hi-res version
Realtime Rack hardware and software allows users of industry-standard Soundcraft Vi consoles to integrate Universal Audio’s UAD Powered Plug-Ins with ultra-low latency and have full snapshot store and recall within the console's CUE/Snapshot system.
There are two versions of the Soundcraft Realtime Rack: the Core comes preloaded with 14 classic HARMAN and UAD plug-ins, while the Ultimate comes fully loaded with 72 plug-ins including emulations of legendary analog hardware from industry-leading brands such as Neve, Studer, Lexicon, Manley, and more.
The Realtime Rack software runs on a separate Mac computer and gives the operator all the control needed to insert UAD plug-ins on individual channels, auxiliary channels, and master busses as easily as real hardware. A comprehensive snapshot system allows total recall of all plug-ins and their settings. Tight network integration with Vi Series consoles ensures that all settings of the plug-ins are stored inside a Soundcraft Vi console. One Realtime Rack can run 16 channel strips each with up to eight plug-ins inserted. Realtime Racks can also be daisy-chained to up to four units processing 64 channels simultaneously.
Pricing and Availability
- Soundcraft Realtime Rack Core - List £3100 ex VAT
- Soundcraft Realtime Rack Ultimate (ideally suited to tour rental companies) - List £7800 ex VAT
Both versions are available now in the UK.