While affordable is a subjective term, Soundcraft’s new Si Impact digital mixing console delivers an incredible level of power and processing for $2799. The Si Impact draws on Soundcraft’s 40+ years of experience in live sound mixing, combining the latest digital innovations together with its highly regarded sound quality. The Si Impact is designed to be as simple to operate as an analog mixer, but with workflow enhancements and DSP power that make it a perfect tool for the stage and the recording studio.
The 40-input Soundcraft Si Impact offers live sound digital mixing with ViSi iPad® control and built-in Stagebox connectivity for I/O expansion. In addition to its live sound components, the Si Impact has a 32-in/32-out USB recording and playback interface that provides easy multitrack recording and playback directly from a DAW. Out of the box, you get a free download of Ableton Live 9 Lite.
Fully motorized faders come equipped with Soundcraft® FaderGlow illumination technology and LCD channel displays or ‘scribble strips’ for visual feedback and easy operation.
The Si Impact provides 32 mic/line inputs, 40 DSP input channels (32 mono inputs and four stereo channels/returns) and 31 output busses (all with full DSP processing and GEQ) with 20 sub-groiup aux busses and four mono/stereo matrix busses. Eight XLR/quarter-inch combi-jacks are available for line inputs and instruments, while a 4-band fully parametric EQ is available for each channel and bus. The Si Impact also offers studio grade effects and dynamics from Soundcraft’s sister companies BSS, Lexicon and dbx.
The Si Impact supports up to eight VCA masters and eight Mute groups, plus 26 motorized input faders and LR/Mono (fully motorized with four fully customizable fader layers). The console also features a 5-inch color touchscreen display for easy access to show setup, patching, FX, and security.