Harman’s SoundCraft has revealed the new Si Impact digital mixing console, which the company claims delivers ‘world-class professional level’ mixing at an affordable price point.
The Si Impact digital mixing console has been designed with the simplicity of an analogue mixer, albeit with modern features such as iPad control.
The 40-input SoundCraft Si Impact offers live sound digital mixing with ViSi iPad control and built-in Stagebox connectivity for I/O expansion.
In addition to its live sound components, the Si Impact has a 32-in/32-out USB recording and playback interface that provides multitrack recording and playback directly from a DAW.
SoundCraft is also offering those acquiring an Si Impact digital mixing console a free download of Ableton Live 9 Lite, right out of the box.
The fully motorised faders come equipped with SoundCraft’s FaderGlow illumination technology and LCD channel displays or ‘scribble strips’ for visual feedback and easy operation.
The Si Impact provides 32 mic/line inputs, 40 DSP input channels (32 mono inputs and four stereo channels/returns) and 31 output busses (all with full DSP processing and GEQ) with 20 sub-group aux busses and four mono/stereo matrix busses.
Eight XLR/quarter-inch combi-jacks are available for line inputs and instruments, while a 4-band fully parametric EQ is available for each channel and bus.
The Si Impact also comes with effects and dynamics provided by BSS, Lexicon and dbx.
There’s also support for eight VCA master and eight Mute groups, plus 26 motorised input faders and LR/Mono.
The console also features a 5-inch colour touchscreen display for access to show setup, patching, FX and security.
“The Si Impact is the first of its kind in that it truly combines analogue workflow with digital flexibility at a lower price than ever before,” says Sean Karpowicz, product manager, SoundCraft.
“Most importantly, the Si Impact features the absolute best sound quality of any product in its category, on par with consoles many times larger and costlier. And thanks to the USB interface, it’s equally at home in the studio or on the road.”