The new Soundcraft by Harman Si Impact digital console, designed to be as simple as an analog mixer but with workflow enhancements and DSP power, is now shipping.
The 40-input Si Impact offers mixing plus 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 easy multitrack recording and playback directly from a DAW. The console ships with a free download of Ableton Live 9 Lite.
The motorized faders come equipped with Soundcraft FaderGlow illumination technology and LCD channel displays or “scribble strips” for visual feedback and easy operation.
The Si Impact offers 32 mic/line inputs, 40 DSP input channels (32 mono inputs and four stereo channels/returns) and 31 output buses (all with DSP processing and GEQ), with 20 sub-group aux buses and four mono/stereo matrix buses.
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. Also included are effects and dynamics from Soundcraft’s sister companies BSS, Lexicon and dbx.
The Si Impact supports up to eight VCA masters and eight mute groups, plus 26 motorized input faders and LR/mono (fully motorized with four fully customizable fader layers). The mix surface is outfitted a 5-inch color touchscreen display for easy access to show setup, patching, FX, and security.
“The Si Impact is the first mixer of its kind in that it truly combines analog workflow with digital flexibility at a lower price than ever before,” states Noel Larson, Retail Solutions, Harman Professional. “And thanks to the USB interface, it’s equally at home in the studio or on the road.”