WIBBAN PRODUKTION TAKES FIRST SOUNDCRAFT Vi6™
Swedish company Wibban Produktion has purchased a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console from distributors Septon AB, to bolster its hire fleet. Owner of the production company, Micke Viberg, confirmed the order at this month’s PLASA Show in London.
Wibban are no strangers to Soundcraft technology, having already been involved in the sale of a system to Uppsala Stadsteater north of Stockholm.
Micke Viberg first saw the Vi6 on a Harman Pro roadshow back in March and knew it would be perfect for the wide range of shows his company produces — including an annual season in a Stockholm amusement park.
“I liked the console’s sheer simplicity and overview in being able to see exactly what you are doing, as well as the sound and FaderGlow system,” he said.
Described as a “third-generation” console due to its joint development with sister console company Studer the Soundcraft board uses a derivation of the Vistonics™ user interface (Vistonics™ II) to allow the engineer to operate the desk intuitively. Vistonics II uses the same type of touch-screen colour TFT monitor with integral rotary controls and switches mounted on the glass to provide a ‘where you look is where you control’ user interface.
The Vi6 features 64 channels of input-to-mix capacity over 32 motorised faders; these can be assigned to 32 outputs (plus a stereo and mono mix) which can be configured into any combination of group and aux busses. All functions corresponding to each channel strip are always on display, allowing for easier operation.
“It means you don’t have to take your eyes off the screen,” notes Micke Viberg.
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