Soundcraft has unveiled the Vi2000, the latest addition to its Vi range of digital live consoles that combines the unique Vistonics-based control surface with Soundcraft SpiderCore, an integrated DSP and I/O engine based on Studer technology.
The Vistonics interface is perhaps the best-loved feature of the Vi consoles, where multiple switches and rotary encoders are built into each Vistonics screen, so where you look is where you control. Functions are colour-coded and change according to the selected mode.
Soundcraft SpiderCore is a 40-bit, floating-point DSP engine that mixes FPGA and DSP technology to maximise I/O routing and DSP mixing capability.
The Vi2000 is configurable up to 48 mic line inputs and 16 line outputs, using combinations of 16-channel XLR modules in four rear-mounted slots. The total I/O count of the console is 246 in and 246 out if you use the expansion slots.
Dante integration is taken care of with a built-in 64×64-channel Dante interface. Further audio networking potential is provided by the optical MADI interface.
Soundcraft has managed to pack all this into an impressively compact frame-size — only 1.15m wide, with 16 input faders and eight output faders.