Soundcraft Si Expression 2 Strikes a Strong Chord with Producer Grant Leiterman
A lot of talent passes through the small town of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada, and as the only producer in town, Grant Leiterman always manages to leave a big impact with his HARMAN Soundcraft Si Expression 2 digital console. With decades of experience, Leiterman mixes sound at convention centers, nightclubs and a 300-seat performing arts center.
The Soundcraft Si Expression 2 is an extremely versatile console that suits Leiterman's needs, especially since his projects range from wedding ceremonies to monitor mixes with bar bands. For this reason, he finally made the switch from analog to digital. The Si Expression 2 digital board provides clear advantages in terms of recallable features and copy-paste capabilities.
"My setup times are as quick as my analog days, only now I get the benefits of storing multiple digital profiles," said Leiterman. "Soundcraft makes it very easy for me to go to any venue with minimal gear and pull up the settings that I prepared for it."
When asked about other mixing consoles, Leiterman replied: "The inputs on a lot of other boards are so compressed, there's no music left. I have been working with Soundcraft my whole life, because it has been the most reliable brand for me. The Si Expression 2 definitely holds up to the Soundcraft reputation because it does not sound too warm or too crisp."
Soundcraft consoles are designed with the user in mind, as it comes standard with FaderGlow™
to illuminate the fader slots according to function, the TOTEM™
for instant mixing with a single key, and the complete feel of an analog board as each control is dedicated to a given function without any layering of controls.
"Just as expected from a Soundcraft console, it was solid out of the box and does everything just the way I want it to. My experience with Soundcraft started with the 200 and 800 Series, and I'm glad the company listens to its customers and provides upgrades all the time," Leiterman stated.
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