VM2 AKG Mic Monitoring
You know what it’s like. The radio mics check out fine on the RF
Tech’s laptop, but that’s before the talent walks onto the stage.
Reception black spots, drained batteries, accidental mutes –
anything can happen once the show gets underway.
Thankfully, Soundcraft and AKG are here to make the FOH
engineer’s life easier. Now you can monitor the status of any
HiQnet-compatible AKG radio mic directly from the Soundcraft
Vi Series console surface, courtesy of VM2 (Vistonics Microphone
Monitoring). With realtime visual displays of battery life, RF
status, mic muting and internal clipping, you’ll be able to see a
problem long before you hear it, right there on the relevant
channel strip – with expanded information instantly available
just by touching the Vistonics™ screen.
And system configuration couldn’t be more straightforward –
simply plug in the mics, associate them to the related console
channels, and you’re done. You can even identify the relevant
mic receiver in the rack by pressing the Locate button, causing
the receiver front panel display to flash.
It all adds up to much more efficient workflow and one less
thing for the hard-pressed engineer to worry about.
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VM2 is available on all Soundcraft Vi Series consoles
in V4.5 software, including Vi1, Vi2, Vi4 and Vi6.
Compatible AKG Wireless mic systems are WMS 4000,
WMS 4500 and DMS 700 (optional HUB 4000Q
HiQnet Ethernet interface required).
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