Soundcraft and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce the immediate UK shipping of the new Soundcraft Performer 1, a new compact versionof the Si Performer Series,offers Soundcraft sound quality, unprecedented mix power and intuitive hands on control.

The Si Performer 1 offers 16 local mic/line inputs in a rack-mountable chassis, expandable to up to 80-inputs to mix via an external stage box or any of the ViSi Connect interface cards.

Recently repriced to a lower price point, the Si Performer Series is a logical step-up from the best-selling Si Expression Series. Additional features of the Performer Series compared to the Si Expression include LCD channel displays, up to 80 inputs to mix (compared the Si Expression’s 66). 8 VCA Groups, two expansion card slots, and simple integrated DMX lighting control for single-operator applications.

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Quality Soundcraft Sound Lots of mixer companies claim to have great ‘British sound’. Soundcraft is British sound. Started in London more than 40 years ago and still designed and engineered in the UK, Soundcraft defined the term ‘British sound’ in live sound mixing consoles. Soundcraft co-founder Graham Blythe’s acclaimed mic preamps and British EQ still adorn the Si Performer with signature Soundcraft sound today.

One-Knob-One-Function control Most digital mixers claim to offer ‘analogue-style’ control. Si Performer goes beyond analogue. Combining One-Knob-One-Function control with Soundcraft’s unique FaderGlowTM feature and tOTEM system for sends on faders, Soundcraft combines analogue workflow with digital flexibility. FaderGlow illuminates the fader track in different colours to provide at-a-glance status information on precisely what the fader is controlling. And 4 assignable fader layers means you can configure the mix exactly how you want it.

Big name DSP built-in Si Performer isn’t just packed with DSP power. It’s packed with DSP power from industry leading names in FX, dynamics, EQ and digital audio. BSS 31-band graphic EQ always available on every output, 4-band parametric EQ on every channel, 4 genuine Lexicon effects processors. Not to mention preamps derived from the acclaimed Vi1 console.

Massive Mix Count All 3 Si Performer models give you a massive 80 inputs to mix and 35 busses, with all channels offering a full compliment of dynamics, EQ and flexible routing. And unlike other compact digital mixers, adding stageboxes adds to the I/O capacity without reducing it at the console.

iPad Remote The ViSi Remote iPad app allows remote control of console features from anywhere in the venue.

8 VCA Groups The 8 VCA groups offer a new level of control to the input channels and may double as additional mute groups if needed.

LCD displays on each channel A custom colour backlit LCD display shows user-definable channel name or mode, e.g. Vocal, MTX, MIX3, DMX1.

Integrated DMX lighting control Adding DMX integration to the Si Performer means that a single control surface can now be used to control several functions, saving space and access time. Si Performer’s DMX functions are provided as 4 presets on the ALT fader banks, and each preset bank has a master control. Once set-up, DMX settings are easily stored as part of the overall console snapshot, so that both audio and lighting cues may be recalled in sync using a single button press.

Price and Availability

The Si Performer 1 is available now priced at £3000 list ex VAT. The Si Performer 2 is now just £3700 list ex VAT, and the Si Performer 3 is £4400 list ex VAT.

Soundcraft is distributed in the UK and Eire by Sound Technology Ltd