At the Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX) in Atlanta next week, Vision2 Marketing will be demonstrating the new Soundcraft Si Performer console—the U.S. debut of the first and only audio console with integrated DMX functionality—at booth 658.
Soundcraft is also sponsoring the Hands-On Training (HOT) sessions at WFX, which are designed to improve the technical knowledge and skills of the entire tech arts department of any church.
The Si Performer builds upon the successful Si Compact range to which it bears a likeness, providing almost twice as much DSP power and increased functionality, with an input capacity of 80 inputs to mix on all models.
The unique integration of a DMX512 port offers core lighting control. The first release of software provides four scene masters (A-D) with associated slave channels on the ALT fader layers, individual color intensities or parameters are set on the slave faders with an overall master level fader, which itself may be assigned to any of the main fader layers for simultaneous access to audio and lighting levels.
For the HOT sessions, Soundcraft is supplying 18 of its Si Compact audio consoles for HOT attendees to work on over the three days of classes. In addition, Katy Templeman-Holmes and Tom Der of Soundcraft will be on hand to assist in the training and to answer any questions about the Si Compact products.
“As the house of worship market continues to grow, so does the importance of providing valuable training to church staff, and much of that responsibility belongs to the manufacturers of the technology,” Templeman-Holmes says. “The WFX HOT sessions will provide the opportunity for house of worship engineers to learn the ins and outs of audio mixing while working on world-class Si Compact digital consoles.”
In addition, the new Soundcraft Si Performer console is ideal for house of worship applications, according to Mick Beisel, CEO of Vision2 Marketing. “Because many churches rely on a single technical operator to control all elements of worship services and events, the Si Performer provides an opportunity to simplify these responsibilities by integrating both audio and lighting control into a single, compact console,” Beisel notes. “We are excited to be the first to showcase the Si Performer in the United States and encourage all WFX attendees to experience the console for themselves!”