The events company has been a long-time Soundcraft supporter, still using the company’s folio mixers for smaller and non-complex applications.
While Black Coffee has been happy with its other Soundcraft digital consoles (including the Si Compact and Si2+ models), owner Brandon Bunyan and head of sound Brad Ellapen wanted to up their offerings with the latest mixing console technology and quality.
“We chose the Vi3000 based on our passion for Soundcraft products, in the reliability and ruggedness of the products on the road, and the compatibility of the Vi3000 not only with their existing stage boxes, but with other Dante-enabled products as well,” Bunyan says.
Black Coffee currently owns 31 mixing consoles, with the majority being Soundcraft, complementing the company’s range of Harman Professional products including Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers and JBL VRX, PRX and SRX Series loudspeakers.
The Soundcraft Vi3000 offers a new ergonomic design, 96 channels to mix, internal SpiderCore 40-bit floating-point DSP, Dante compatibility and extensive connectivity and routing options, as well as a host of built-in Lexicon rever-delays, dbx compression and effects. The control surface provides four Vistonics II touchscreen interfaces so that it that can be used simultaneously by two engineers at the same time.