New Digital consoles from Soundcraft

Soundcraft have recently released a new digital console into the marketplace. It is the new Soundcraft® Si Expression digital console range, which is tagged as the most advanced digital console in this low price category. The console is offered in 3 sizes. Si Expression 1, 2 and 3 offering 16, 24 and 32 fader and mic inputs respectively, all three are capable of up to a staggering 66 inputs to mix by connecting any Soundcraft stagebox including the two new Mini Stagebox 16 and 32 (16 x 8 and 32 x 16) models. These new consoles are filled wityh industry standard processing like BSS®, dbx®, Lexicon® and Studer®. Every input processing channel has dedicated processing for high pass filter, input delay, gate, compressor and four band EQ.

All consoles offer flexible onboard and expansion I/O options ensure your console integrates effortlessly with other system components utilising any of the Si series option cards including AES, Firewire/USB/ADAT*1, AVIOM, CobraNet, BSS Digital Audio Bus (BLU Link)*1, Dante*1 CAT5 or optical MADI.

New SiConsole

New Si Console

more info HERE

To copy from their product page:

Si Expression 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.
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.
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 labelled 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…
Everything Everywhere – All channels and busses have a full complement of processing, nothing to assign or configure.
Key Features
24 (32 – Si Expression 3, 16 – Si Expression 1) mono mic inputs
4 line inputs
Colour touch screen interface
66 channels to mix possible
Pre/Post selection per input per bus
AES in and out
Global mode encoders
Soundcraft FaderGlow
GEQ on every bus
20 sub-group / aux busses
4 FX busses
8 Matrix busses
LR and C Mix busses
4 Stereo Lexicon Effects engines
Delay on inputs and outputs
4 Mute Groups
AES in and out
Freely assignable insert loops
Harman HiQnet integration
64×64 channel option card slo
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