The new Vi3000 brings even further resources to the Vi Series. It provides 96 mono (that can be linked as 48 stereo) input channels, 8 VCAs on 5 banks, 24 mono/stereo aux and group buses, 16 mono/stereo Matrix and LCR main outputs. The control surface sports 36 faders and 4 large 3D Vistonics screens (3 input, 1 master). It also includes 4 onboard card slots that use 16-channel cards; a maximum of 3 input cards (48 mic/line inputs) or 48 line outputs can be configured on the desk.
Additional inputs and outputs can be interfaced by using up to two optional Soundcraft Vi Stageboxes (connect up to 2 x 64 channels). The platform is also compatible with the Compact and Mini Stageboxes. Dante and MADI ports are fitted as standard, as are AES I/O.
Setup and editing can be accomplished via Virtual Vi offline editing software, and live remote access for mixing will soon be available by using the ViSi remote app. (Dimensions and weight weren’t available at press time.)