The initial implementation is being showcased at Prolight + Sound, where the new Soundcraft Vi5000 and Vi7000 Digital Mixing Consoles support Shure’s ULX-D and QLX-D Digital Wireless Systems.
With the introduction of the Vi5000 and Vi7000 Consoles comes the new extension to the Vi’s VM2 radio microphone status monitoring feature, with Shure’s digital wireless systems now recognized alongside AKG’s DMS800 and WMS4500 systems.
This integration enables automatic Shure device discovery, identification, and mapping of each wireless system to the appropriate mixer channel. When that channel is selected on the console, all essential wireless parameters are displayed. This enables live monitoring of the channel’s RF and audio metering, with the ability to adjust receiver gain from the console, much like trim adjustment for a wired mic. In addition, battery life status for Shure rechargeables and standard AA alkalines is supported.
“We are very pleased to be collaborating with Soundcraft to enable remote monitoring and control of networked Shure wireless systems,” said Shure president and ceo Sandy LaMantia. “Providing the essential wireless functions within the console inspires user confidence and adds value to both systems by providing a more seamless, integrated experience.”
Dave McKinney, general manager and vice president of Soundcraft and Studer notes, “The Vi Series consoles are designed to deliver the features and technology that our customers demand, so collaborating with Shure to deliver wireless data, natively and automatically, was an easy decision as it creates a smoother workflow for our users – something we are always striving to achieve.”
Models ULX-D and QLX-D are two of the newest digital wireless systems from Shure. Both use Ethernet connectivity to deliver system data to Soundcraft Vi Series consoles. ULX-D Dual and Quad systems also offer networked digital audio connectivity via Dante. Along with the new Vi5000 and Vi7000, a subsequent software update will support Shure wireless integration, including the current Vi1 and the Vi3000.