POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom — The new V4.7 release of software for Harman’s Soundcraft Vi Series range of digital consoles brings a major input capacity increase for the Vi4 model, as well as new Virtual Vi software for the Vi1 and a number of feature upgrades across the board.
The Soundcraft Vi4 can now handle 96 inputs to mix, bringing it fully into line with the Vi2 and Vi6 models, and show-files are now fully compatible between Vi2, 4 and 6 consoles, so settings can be quickly and easily moved between consoles from a USB memory stick. To take advantage of the 96 inputs to mix on the Vi4, 3 DSP cards must be fitted to the local rack, so exiting Vi4 owners can upgrade very easily. Vi4 consoles with only 2 DSP cards will be uplifted to 64 inputs to mix, from 48. Similarly, rental companies with inventories of both Vi4 and Vi6 can now standardize on local racks.
The same software update brings the dedicated Virtual Vi offline editor for the Vi1 console so users can take full advantage of the Vi1 functionality to program shows offline.
Other software enhancements in V4.7 include EQ width control options in Q or octaves delay unit settings in milliseconds, metres or feet & inches, and a number of other user interface enhancements.
The new software can be downloaded at http://www.soundcraft.com/downloads/software.aspx.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.