“Since we were founded in 1990, we’ve been fond of Soundcraft mixing consoles for their exceptional sound quality, going all the way back to the Spirit LX7, and we still find the MH3 to be a dependable workhorse,” says Frantisek Petrik, Sound of Innovation’s owner. “In 2011 we purchased the Vi1, which we found to be a huge step up thanks to its intuitive user interface and ease of operation.”
When the time came to make the move to a larger-format console, Sound of Innovation stepped up to the Vi3000, working with Czech Harman Professional distributor Audio Master CZ. “Audio Master CZ has always been very supportive to us and provided exceptional customer service,” Petrik notes. “In fact, over time they have become our sole technology supplier.
“The advances in technology and internal sound processing are even more apparent in the Vi3000,” he adds. “There are many major as well as incremental improvements. We are totally excited about the sound quality and the ability to manipulate every parameter, while the clear layout of the interface makes the console even more ‘comfortable’ to operate.”
Petrik finds the console’s Dante compatibility to be a major advantage, and appreciates the fact that the console relatively lightweight and fits inside a single transport case.
He also notes, “Although we’re old-school analog fans we are aware of the amazing advancements in digital technology. We’ve always considered the quality of a console’s preamps as the foundation of live sound mixing. We can assure any live sound people who still might be hesitant about entering the world of digital audio that the Vi3000 is going to blow their minds.”