Soundcraft Vi3000 Digital Live Sound Console
The Soundcraft Vi3000 features an all-new appearance with a more efficiently designed control surface, 36 faders, 24 mono/stereo busses and a sweeping black screen panel with four Vistonics II touchscreen interfaces with sleek, updated 3D graphics. Because the Vi3000 has four touchscreens, it’s the only console in its class that can be used by two engineers at the same time.
The Soundcraft Vi3000 offers extensive rear panel connectivity. In addition to a full complement of analog and digital inputs and outputs, the console provides MIDI, USB, Ethernet, DVI out, Dante/MADI record feed outputs, redundant power supply and other connections. The Vi3000 has two expansion bays that can be fitted with MADI Stagebox cards, to connect multiple Soundcraft Stagebox input expander modules. The Vi3000 can also accommodate the new Soundcraft Realtime Rack, a hardware/software unit designed in collaboration with plug-in manufacturer Universal Audio that provides access to 74 industry-standard UAD plug-ins. The Vi3000 is the first Soundcraft console to incorporate a Dante interface as standard, for seamless digital audio networking with Dante-enabled devices.
Along with its greatly expanded functionality, the Vi3000 retains all the features that have made the Soundcraft Vi Series the consoles of choice for live sound engineers worldwide, such as FaderGlow illuminated faders that display different colors according to function, the ability to store and recall snapshots and cues, compatibility with Soundcraft’s ViSi app that allows remote control from an iPad, built-in Lexicon reverb/delays, dbx compression, effects and more.
- Virtual Vi offline set up- Set up your shows offline and load them into the Vi3000 via USB
- VM2 radio mic status monitoring- Monitor the status of SHURE ULX-D and QLX-D and HiQnet-compatible AKG radio mics directly from the console surface with realtime visual displays of battery life, RF status, mic muting and internal clipping
- BSS DPR901ii Dynamic EQ- this acclaimed industry-standard DEQ is built in as standard with 8 instances available for inserting on any input or output channel. The DEQ can be used at the same time as the existing channel EQ and Dynamics sections
- Copy/Paste channel bus and FX settings- Dedicated Copy and Paste buttons on the surface allow the settings of any channel, bus or FX section to be copied and pasted, dramatically cutting down the set up time
- Copy/Paste processing elements- Operators can drill down to copy and paste even single processing elements, and the last paste operation can always be quickly reversed with an UNDO function
- Settings Library- Along with a useful library of EQ and Dynamics settings, operators can store their own settings in the console or to a USB memory stick, making initial set up and transition between shows even easier
- Sophisticated Cue List Management- Allows changes to be applied to multiple cues and recall scope to be set per snapshot
- Advanced events integration- Cues can trigger or be triggered by MIDI or GPIO events, including MIDI timecode. Harman’s HiQnet Venue recall function is tightly integrated within the Cue List.
- Automated microphone mixing- STUDER vMIX processing is built-in, with ability to seamlessly process up to two separate groups of 16 inputs, with clear and intuitive metering showing gain reduction
- Snapshot crossfades- Snapshot recalls can use crossfades to transition smoothly from one setting to the next
- ViSi Remote iPad app- Control major functions and optimise your mix from anywhere in the venue. Adjust monitor levels from the stage. Includes control of EQ Dynamics and metering overview
- All busses to stereo- All busses can be turned to stereo without tying up two busses, providing a massive 24 stereo mix capability – perfect for mixing large monitor applications
- 4 Aux send points- With a total of 4 aux send points, monitor mix engineers have the flexibility to tailor mixes more closely to performers’ requirements. Sends can be pre-EQ, precompressor, pre-fade or post-fade on a per channel/per bus basis
- Aux VCA mode- VCA master faders can control the aux sends of their member channels on a per mix basis, with a FaderGlow illuminating in white to indicate the VCA’s operation on the current mix. Monitor engineers can retain control of important global elements such as ambient mics while also having a monitor mix selected and adjusting groups of sources within the current mix using the Aux-VCAs. Blue illumination of FaderGlow indicates that the VCA is controlling the global channel level to all mixes
- Auto-increase of ambient mic levels in monitor mixes between songs- Performers using in-ear monitors want to hear the audience between songs. No problem. Vi3000 has the facility to externally control the Gate or Ducking processing from a bus in the console, so all you have to do is insert a ducker on an ambient mic with an external source of the LR bus or a spare bus, and the audience level increases automatically when the performers stop playing