Soundcraft upgrades Vi6 digital console

Soundcraft has announced the release of a new processing card for its Vi6 digital mixing desk. The card brings both Lexicon effects and BSS Audio equalization online for the console. The card uses eight custom Lexicon DSP engines for mono or stereo effects, which may be patched to aux bus outputs and back into a channel input, or inserted into input or output channels. Control flexibility is enabled via the desk's Vistonics II screens, which give the engineer a highly intuitive GUI.

The Lexicon devices offer a choice of 14 types of reverb, including various plates, halls and spring types, seven delay settings, plus eight other effects, such as chorus, flanger, tremolo and pitch shift. Once selected, the parameter controls appear on the rotary encoders on the Vistonics II screen.

The new card also provides a 30-band graphic EQ on every output, controlled by the first 30 channel faders once the output graphic EQ icon is pressed. The Soundcraft FaderGlow system now changes the faders to red (the same color as the channel EQ on Vistonics II) and each fader controls one of the 30 frequencies. A composite EQ curve is generated and displayed on the Vistonics II screen for that output.

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