The new Soundcraft Realtime Rack is a library of Universal Audio UAD plug-ins from Universal Audio compatible with all Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles.
The Realtime Rack is a 1RU enclosure capable of processing up to 16 channels of a MADI stream, while additional units can be added for 32, 48 or 64 channels.
Realtime Rack hardware and software allows users of Soundcraft Vi consoles to integrate Universal Audio UAD powered plug-ins with low latency and have full snapshot store and recall within the console’s CUE/Snapshot system.
There are two versions of the Soundcraft Realtime Rack: the Core comes preloaded with 14 classic Harman and UAD plug-ins, while the Ultimate comes fully loaded with 72 plug-ins, including emulations of analog hardware from industry-leading brands such as Neve, Studer, Lexicon, Manley, and more.
The Realtime Rack software runs on a separate Mac computer and gives the operator all the control needed to insert UAD plug-ins on individual channels, auxiliary channels, and master buses as easily as real hardware. A comprehensive snapshot system allows total recall of all plug-ins and their settings.
Tight network integration with Vi Series consoles ensures that all settings of the plug-ins are stored inside a Soundcraft Vi console.
One Realtime Rack can run 16 channel strips each with up to eight plug-ins inserted. Realtime Racks can also be daisy-chained to up to four units processing 64 channels simultaneously.