Soundcraft Si Compact 24 channel Mixing Console at an Affordable price

By | November 1, 2011

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 preamps 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 busses feature a compressor and parametric EQ and graphic EQ always available on every one of the 25 mix buses.

To complement the channel processing, the Si Compact offers four stereo Lexicon FX processors providing a wealth of sounds and user adjustable parameters.

Flexible onboard expansion I/O options ensure the Si Compact integrates effortlessly with other system components; along with 24 mic inputs there are two pairs of stereo analog line in, AES in and out, 16 analog line outputs, headphone monitor out and a 64×64 channel expansion card slot capable of utilizing any of the Si series option cards, including 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 and other features that you expect, but what really sets Si Compact apart from all the 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 never ‘run out’ of processing.
  • 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 any analog 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 acces to the core functions.
  • Soundcraft FaderGlow – Illuminates the fader slots according to function with clearly defined colors 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 and context menus.

Key Features

  • 24 Mono Inputs
  • 4 Stereo Channels
  • 14 Mono Aux Busses
  • 4 FX Busses
  • 4 Matrix Busses
  • LRC Mix Busses
  • 4 Stereo Lexicon Effects Engines
  • 4 Mute Groups
  • Harman HiQnet Integration