Digital live sound console

RRP: £21,245.00 + VAT

The easiest-to-use digital console workflow on the market, now available in an even smaller package.

The Soundcraft Vi2000 reinvents the small format digital console with an ultra-compact implementation of the same control surface layout and workflow as its larger Vi siblings. Featuring 96 inputs to mix, 24 mono/stereo busses and the same SpiderCore built-in DSP and I/O engine as the Vi3000, the console can also be used with remote I/O via the double option card slots and an optional Stagebox.

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The latest addition to Soundcraft's Vi range of digital live consoles, the new Vi2000 brings unparalleled mixing power to the live touring, install and corporate AV markets in a single-box, cost-effective package. The new console combines the unique Vistonics-based control surface concepts of the highly successful Vi3000, 5000 and 7000 consoles, with Soundcraft® SpiderCore - a powerful integrated DSP and IO engine based on STUDER technology and compact enough to reside inside the control surface itself.

Running the latest V6.1 console software, the Vi2000 benefits from the acclaimed BSS DPR901ii Dynamic EQ via an insertable processing pool which also includes Lexicon Multi-effects and the ability to insert any external device.

In addition to a full complement of on-board mic and line IO, configurable up to 48 mic line inputs and 16 line outputs using combinations of 16ch XLR modules in 4 rear-mounted slots, the console includes two 64ch expansion slots allowing up to two MADI-based Stageboxes to be connected, or alternatively the slots provide access to the extensive range of D21m IO option cards, addressing all industry standard audio formats. The total I/O count of the console is 246 in 246 out.

In common with other Vi000-series consoles, a built-in 64x64ch Dante interface provides direct recording/playback connection via Ethernet to any PC or Mac-based recording software, or allows the Vi2000 to integrate into an existing Dante network.

The Dante interface is complimented by an additional optical MADI interface designed for either record feeds or connection of the Soundcraft Realtime Rack Plug-in engine, adding the power of Universal Audio UAD-powered plug-ins to the Vi2000's pristine audio quality.

The package is completed by an ultra-compact frame design only 1.15m in width, with 16 input faders and 8 output faders, allowing the console to fit into both space and budget restricted applications. Patented features like Faderglow, VM2 microphone monitoring and Vistonics provide a uniquely user-friendly mixing experience and superb sound quality is assured by a 40-bit floating-point DSP environment, running STUDER, BSS, Lexicon and dbx algorithms.

Control Surface
Input Faders16
Output Faders8 +3 (LRC masters) +1 (Monitor A/B)
Total Faders28
3D Vistonics screens3 (2 input, 1 master)
Fader bay operation4x Fixed Input layers A/B/C/D giving 64 inputs on 16 fdrs.
Input channels can be assigned to Master bay for 24 input fdrs.
5x User layers 1-5
1x Busses 1-16 Layer plus screen assign 17-24, for 24 mono/stereo busses
VCA/A/B/C/D/E output/input fader pages, (A-E user definable)
Local I/O Physical connectors
Mic/Line Inputs48, 32 or 16 configurable (max 3x 16ch out cards of 4 total) (Last 5 outs default to local monitors but can be repatched)
AES/EBU In2 (=4ch) plus optional 16ch via Vista1 card (remove 2 mic or line out cards to fit).
AES/EBU Out2 (=4ch) plus optional 16ch via Vista1 card (remove 2 mic or line out cards to fit).
TB Mic in1 front panel, with rear-switched 48V.
Phones out1 ste jack, under armrest
Optical MADI In/Out1 (outputs paralleled with Dante interface).
Dante ports1x 64ch in/out (2x Ethercon Pri/Sec).
Dante inputs are A/B switched with optical MADI.
D21m Option Slots2 double/4single (total 128ch)
AES/EBU Input Sample Rate32–108kHz (with SRC enabled)
Total number of simultaneous IO channels246 inputs / 214 outputs
(assumes 48 mic in/16 line out config)
DSP Mixing CoreSoundcraft® SpiderCore
Processing40-bit Floating point, 48kHz sample rate
Input Channels to mix96 mono Pairable to 48 stereo
Busses - Aux/Grp24 mono/stereo
Busses - MatrixFrom 24 bus pool – max 16 mono/stereo.
Busses - Master3 (LRC)
Assignable Insert Points64 + 4FX
Tie Lines128 (allow Stagebox IO to connect to Local IO without using mixing channels.
Lexicon FX4 units (14 reverbs, 7 delays, 8 pitch-shift effects in each unit)
Tap Delay from F-key 1-4.
BSS GEQ24 mono/stereo +LRC.
External Control Ports
Ethernet1 (dedicated HiQnet / Realtime Rack control)
MIDI1 In, 1 Out
Other Ports
Mains Input2, switched (redundant power supplies built in)
USB2.04 (2 front, 2 rear)
WordclockIn /Out 2x BNC
DVI outReserved for future use
Gooseneck lamp 4-pin XLR2, for rear panel illumination
StageboxOptional, via MADI optical or Cat 5 option cards fitted to D21m expansion slots. Can connect up to 2 x 64ch Vi Stageboxes. Also compatible with Compact Stagebox and Mini Stagebox
Frequency Response
Stagebox Mic input to Line output+0/-1dB, 20Hz-20kHz
AES/EBU In to AES/EBU Out+0/-0.2dB, 20Hz-20kHz
T.H.D. & Noise
Stagebox Mic In (min gain) to Local Line Out<0.003% @ 1kHz
Stagebox Mic In (max gain) to Local Line Out<0.020% @ 1kHz
Local Line In to Line Out<0.003% @ 1kHz
Mic Input E.I.N.<-126dBu (150Ω source)
22Hz-22kHz bandwidth, unweighted
Residual Noise-91dBu
Stagebox line output; no inputs routed, Mix fader @0dB
CMRR, Stagebox Mic input80dB @ 1kHz
Sampling Frequency48kHz
Stagebox Mic Input to Local Line output< 2ms @48kHz
AES/EBU Input Sample Rate32-108kHz (with SRC enabled)
DSP Resolution40-bit floating point
Internal Clock Accuracy< +/- 50ppm
Internal Clock Jitter< +/- 2ns
External SyncBNC Word clock
Input & Output Levels
Mic Inputs+28dBu max
Line Inputs+22dBu max
Line Outputs+22dBu max
Nominal Operating Level+4dBu (-18dBFS)
Input & Output Impedances
Mic Inputs2k7Ω
All other analogue Inputs>10kΩ
Line Outputs75Ω
AES/EBU Outputs110Ω
Oscillator20Hz to 20kHz/Pink/White Noise, variable level
Stagebox HP Filter80Hz fixed, 12dB per octave
Channel HP Filter20Hz-600Hz, 18dB per octave
Channel LP Filter1kHz-20kHz, 18dB per octave
EQ (Inputs and Bus Outputs)
HF20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7 or shelving
Hi-Mid20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7
Lo-Mid20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7
LF20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7 or shelving
MeteringInternal 20-segment LED bargraphs plus 9-segment gain reduction meters for all inputs and Outputs. Peak hold variable from 0-2s.
Mains Voltage Operating Range90-264V, 47-63Hz, auto-ranging
Mains Power Consumption250W
Temperature/Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Relative Humidity0% - 90%, non-condensing Ta=40°C (104°F)
Storage Temperature Range-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)

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