The Soundcraft Si Compact 24 Digital Live Mixing Console throws down the gauntlet and sets new performance standards for compact digital mixers.
Drawing on the heritage of Soundcraft's acclaimed Si Series digital
live sound mixers, the Si Compact packs powerful digital mixing
facilities along with stunning Lexicon effects into a small footprint
console. All this and more without compromising a powerful feature set.
The Si Compact 24 features 24 recallable mic pre amps plus 4 stereo
returns for a total of 32 inputs to mix; each input is 'fully equipped'
with compressors, gates, parametric EQ, High Pass Filter and delay.
All Si Compact consoles have buses and output processing to match the
versatility of the inputs, all mix and matrix buses feature a
compressor and parametric EQ and graphic EQ always available on every
one of the 25 mix buses.
Flexible onboard and expansion I/O options ensure the Si Compact
integrates effortlessly with other system components; along with the 16
mic inputs there are two pairs of stereo analogue line in, AES in and
out, 16 analogue line outputs, headphone monitor out and a 64x64 channel
expansion card slot capable of utilising any of the Si series option
cards that includes AES, AVIOM, CobraNet and MADI.
The MADI card, as well as being an interface to multi-track recording
systems enables linking the Si Compact to the Soundcraft/Studer
stageboxes which extend the I/O power and flexibility; but all this
power is nothing without control and here lies the core strength of the
Si Compact; a comprehensive but 'simple to use' control surface.
As you would expect from any Soundcraft digital mixer the facilities
are extensive and include legendary audio quality courtesy of EMMA Lite,
the same DSP platform that has helped propel the Si Series to industry
standard status; this is united with all the reliability, show
management, naming of channels, storing & naming cues and other
features that you would expect, but what really sets Si Compact apart
from all others is the simplicity of operation...
TOTEM – The One Touch Easy Mix; press a single key to mix to
an AUX, FX or Matrix bus, the surface and monitoring instantly
reconfigure to allow instant mixing to your chosen bus on the faders.
BSS GEQ – With a BSS GEQ on every bus there is never any need
to assign from a pool of resources and you will never 'run out' of
1 Control = 1 Function – With each control dedicated to a
given function there is never any 'layering' of controls or navigating
through screens; this allows the Si Compact controls to be labeled on
the surface just as they would have been on an analogue mixer.
Global Mode Controls – A row of rotary controls above each
fader assignable at the touch of a button to be GAIN, PAN or HPF for all
of the inputs allowing instant access to the core functions.
Soundcraft FaderGlow® – Illuminates the fader slots according
to function with clearly defined colours for FX, Stereo, Linked Mono,
GEQ, POST Fade Aux, PRE Fade Aux; you'll never be lost again!
Instant Access Keys – Dedicated keys on the front panel
for STORE, RECALL, NEXT, MUTE 1-4, TAP TEMPO and more negate the need to
dive into screen & context menus.
Function Focus – Whenever a control is moved or SELect key
pressed the screen displays information about the channel identifying
the absolute value of the controls and the channel name, number etc...