Sound Technology Ltd - distributor of Harman Professional in the UK and Eire - is holding a Soundcraft Vi7000 & Vi5000 open day on the 11th June at their demonstration facility in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. Here's Soundcraft's description of the new consoles:
The Vi7000 and Vi5000, represent an upgrade to Soundcraft's popular Vi4 and Vi6 consoles, with significant technology and feature set improvements whilst retaining and building on the user interface and sound quality characteristics that have made these consoles a favourite on riders for the last eight years.
The Vi5000 and Vi7000 provide a choice of compact control surfaces with new local rack and active breakout box hardware, delivering simultaneous mixing of up to 128 inputs and 32 mono/stereo busses with up to 384 inputs and outputs in the I/O system allowing unlimited record feeds from all channels.
Pristine sound quality is assured with ultra-low noise microphone amplifier designs and enhanced 96kHz 40-bit floating point digital audio processing, with the first ever digital implementation of the classic BSS DPR901ii Dynamic EQ adding to the channel processing armoury, while effects contain eight independent Lexicon multi-FX units, and a BSS graphic EQ on every bus output.
Both consoles also feature an additional dedicated 64ch MADI interface for Realtime Rack; a collaboration with Universal Audio that gives users access to industry-standard UA studio plugins.
The open day will consist of two identical sessions - starting at 10.30am and 2pm - each commencing with a presentation by Andy Brown, Vi Series product manager, followed by an opportunity to get hands-on with the consoles.
The event is free but places are limited and registration is required. To register for the event please see the link below:
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