Vi6

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Soundcraft Vi6™ has been acclaimed as one of the most ergonomic, user-friendly and best-sounding large format digital console around. Audio quality is assured thanks to the integration of a proven DSP engine and algorithms from sister company STUDER.

Now firmly established on riders and in performance venues around the world, the Soundcraft Vi6™ has been acclaimed as one of the most ergonomic, user-friendly and best-sounding large format digital console around. Audio quality is assured thanks to the integration of a proven DSP engine and algorithms from sister company STUDER, who's digital broadcast consoles like Vista™ and On-Air 3000™ are highly respected in national, state and independent broadcast studios and OB trucks throughout the world.

Ergonomically, the Vi6 offers a wonderfully inviting user experience, thanks to the patented Vistonics™ II 'knobs-on-glass' channel strip interface. As another innovation from STUDER, Vistonics™ provides an incredibly tactile 'where you look is where you control' operating philosophy which combines the speed of access and visibility of controls of an analogue desk with the power of icon-based graphics and fully recallable settings that can only come from a digital console. The provision of 32 input faders plus a 12-fader master section makes changing layers much less frequent, enhancing the speed of operation, and world-class effects and processing from Lexicon and BSS completes the picture.

The Vi6 offers connectivity to almost every type of digital audio format out there, via integration of Studer's D21m modular IO system, and comes complete with a modular remote Stagebox with a choice of either optical or copper connection to the main console. 

Features

Audio Channels

  • Max number of simultaneous mixing channels
    96 mono inputs into 35 Outputs. Pairs of mono inputs can be linked to create stereo channels.
  • Insert points
    24 insert send/return pairs can be configured (using available I/O) and assigned to any of the 96 inputs or 35 output channels.
  • Direct Outputs
    All 96 input channels can have direct outputs in addition to their internal bus routing, assuming sufficient I/O is available (eg optical MADI card).
  • Busses
    32 Grp/Aux/Matrix, plus main LCR Mix and LR Solo busses (maximum of 16 matrix outputs can be configured).

 

Connectivity

  • Connection from local rack to stagebox: Standard fit: Cat5 or Cat7 cable, with Amphenol RJF connectors. Optional: Fibre Optical interface card (additional cost).
  • Max distance, local rack to stagebox: 100m using Soundcraft-approved flexible reel-mounted Cat5 cable, 130m using Cat7 permanent installation cable.
  • GPIO facility: There are 16 GPIO contact closure inputs and outputs on the local rack, and 8 inputs and outputs on the stagebox.
  • MIDI: There is 1 MIDI In and 2 MIDI Outs on the rear of the control surface.

 

Offline Editor - Virtual Vi

To compliment the Soundcraft Vi6, an offline editor (Virtual Vi) is available. See below in Downloads section.


Miscellaneous

Controls for Mute Group (x 4) and VCA Group (x 16) assignment. Controls for assignment of Vistonics rows to bus sends (when channel parameters are not selected to Vistonics). Snapshot automation controls. Talkback controls. Controls for Monitor Output level, phones level and Solo Trim and blend level. 

Videos

Testimonials
Product Videos
How To Use
Application Overviews
Theatres & Installations
DVD
Product Features
Product Models

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Offline Editors
[CURRENT] Virtual Vi 4.9.2    12.7 MB Jul 06, 2018
[PREVIOUS] Virtual Vi 4.8.2    11.9 MB Sep 13, 2017
Software Updaters
[CURRENT] Vi 1-6 Software Update 4.9.2    8.39 MB Jul 06, 2018
Release Notes for Vi1-6 V4.9.2     2.91 KB Jul 06, 2018
[PREVIOUS] Vi Series Software Update V4.8.2     7.28 MB Jul 06, 2018
Vi Series V3.3.1.30_Update_Updater.zip     398 KB Jul 06, 2018
Release Notes for Vi1-6 v4.9.0.289 4.9.0    5.98 KB Jul 06, 2018
Checking DSP Card Positions in Vi Local Racks     395 KB Jul 06, 2018
Update Instructions for Vi1 and Vi2/4/6 Consoles V4.9     497 KB Jul 13, 2018
Update Instructions for Vi 1-6 consoles (French version) Issue 3     964 KB Jul 06, 2018
Release Notes for Vi1-6 V4.8.2.234 Issue 3     6.89 KB Sep 13, 2017
Vi Series Software V4.8 Brochure     486 KB Sep 13, 2017
  Version Language Size Uploaded
Extras
Soundcraft Vi4 and Vi6 Control Surface Dims DXFs   en  973 KB Nov 17, 2016
Soundcraft Vi6 Dimensions   en  284 KB Oct 20, 2016
Vi Local Rack and Stagebox DXFs   en  6.12 MB Oct 20, 2016
Audio Media Mar06 Review   en  662 KB Oct 20, 2016
AKG Hub4000Q Setup FAQ for VM2   en  2.1 MB Nov 04, 2016
Local Rack and Stage Box Dimensions (New)   en  3.24 MB Nov 04, 2016
Local Rack and Stage Box Dimensions (Old)   en  431 KB Nov 04, 2016
Brochures
Double-sided Flyer with Soundcraft Vi Series and Processor card   en  2.63 MB Nov 15, 2016
Soundcraft Vi Series Brochure 0511   en  8.51 MB Nov 15, 2016
Soundcraft Vi4/Vi6 Brochure, Chinese   zh  36 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi Series 96 2 Mix Flyer   en  1.93 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi Series Software V4.0 Flyer   en  2.19 MB Nov 15, 2016
VM(2) AKG Mic Monitoring Flyer   en  508 KB Nov 15, 2016
The Vi Series in Broadcast   en  2.13 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi Series - Software Version 2.0 Flyer   en  328 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi Series Brochure - Deutsch   de  947 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi Series Brochure - French   fr  2.39 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi Series Brochure - Polish     1.25 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi Series Brochure - Russian     2.4 MB Nov 15, 2016
Owners Manuals
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide (All Chapters) Web Version   en  20.4 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch00 - TOC   en  597 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch01 - Introduction   en  1.46 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch02 - System Components   en  4.42 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch03 - Operation Overview   en  1.17 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch04 - Inputs   en  24.5 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch05 - Outputs   en  2.33 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch06 - Matrix   en  341 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch07 - Encoders   en  4.26 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch08 - Layers   en  3.56 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch09 - VCA   en  350 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch10 - Patching   en  12.5 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch11 - Monitoring   en  3.21 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch12 - Talkback and Oscillator   en  7.69 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch13 - Metering   en  3.32 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch14 - Main Menu   en  2.99 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch15 - Snapshot   en  29.5 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch16 - GPIO   en  639 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch17 - FaderGlow   en  162 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch18 - Copy and Paste   en  2.15 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch19 - Features and Specifications   en  98.4 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch20 - Vi Processor Card   en  3.22 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch21 - MIDI   en  5.63 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch22 - 96 channel version   en  685 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch23 - IO Cards   en  3.18 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch24 - Block Diagrams   en  695 KB Nov 15, 2016
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch25 - VM2   en  5.49 MB Nov 15, 2016
Plugins and ProTools for Vi Series   en  2.13 MB Nov 15, 2016
Soundcraft Realtime Rack User Guide   en  9.38 MB Nov 15, 2016
Quickstart Guides
Vi V4.7 Software Quickstart Guide   en  1.21 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi V2.0 Software Quickstart Guide   en  14.9 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi V3.0 Software Quickstart Guide   en  2.54 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi V4.0 Software Quickstart Guide   en  1.67 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi V4.5 Software QuickStart Guide   en  3.72 MB Nov 15, 2016
Vi V4.8 Software QuickStart Guide   en  2.47 MB Nov 15, 2016

Specifications

Frequency Response - Stagebox Mic input to Line output +0/-1dB, 20Hz-20kHz
AES/EBU In to AES/EBU Out +0/-0.2dB, 20Hz-20kHz
THD+Noise 22Hz-22kHz
Stagebox Mic In (min gain) to Local Line Out <0.003% @ 1kHz
Stagebox Mic In (max gain) to Local Line Out <0.020% @ 1kHz
Local Line In to Line Out <0.003% @ 1kHz
Mic Input E.I.N <-126dBu (150Ω source); 22Hz-22kHz bandwidth, unweighted
Residual Noise -95dBu - Stagebox line output; no inputs routed, Mix fader @0dB
CMRR 80dB @ 1kHz
Sampling Frequency 48kHz
Latency: Stagebox Mic Input to Local Line output < 2ms @48kHz
AES/EBU Input Sample Rate 32–108kHz (with SRC enabled)
DSP Resolution 40-bit floating point
Internal Clock Accuracy < +/- 50ppm
Internal Clock Jitter < +/- 5ns
External Sync BNC Wordclock, AES/EBU sync in, Video sync in
Input & Output Levels - Mic Inputs +28dBu max
Input & Output Levels - Line Inputs +22dBu max
Input & Output Levels - Line Outputs +22dBu max
Input & Output Levels - Nominal Operating Level +4dBu (-18dBFS)
Input & Output Impedances - Mic Inputs 2k7Ω
Input & Output Impedances - All other analogue Inputs >10kΩ
Input & Output Impedances - Line Outputs <75Ω
Input & Output Impedances - AES/EBU Outputs 110Ω
Oscillator 20Hz to 20kHz/Pink/White Noise, variable level
Stagebox HP Filter 80Hz fixed, 12dB per octave
Channel HP filter 20Hz-600Hz, 18dB per octave
Channel LP filter 1kHz-20kHz, 18dB per octave
EQ (Inputs and Bus Outputs) - HF 20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q= 0.3-8.7 or shelving
EQ (Inputs and Bus Outputs) - Hi-Mid 20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7
EQ (Inputs and Bus Outputs) - Lo-Mid 20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q=0.3-8.7
EQ (Inputs and Bus Outputs) - LF 20Hz-20kHz, +/-18dB, Q= 0.3-8.7 or shelving
Metering Internal 20-segment LED bargraphs plus 9-segment gain reduction meters for all inputs and Outputs. Peak hold variable from 0-2s.
Mains Voltage Operating Range 90-264V, 47-63Hz, auto-ranging
Mains Power Consumption - Control Surface 155W (165W with redundant option)
Mains Power Consumption - Local Rack 140W (150W with redundant option)
Mains Power Consumption - Stagebox 140W (150W with redundant option)
Internal Mass Storage 16GB SSD Hard Drive
Temperature/Humidity Range - Operating Temperature Range 0°C – 45°C (32°F – 113°F)
Temperature/Humidity Range - Relative Humidity 0% – 90%, non-condensing Ta=40°C (104°F)
Temperature/Humidity Range - Storage Temperature Range -20°C – 60°C (-4°F – 140°F)
Height (without Flightcase) Control Surface - 326mm (12.8"); Local Rack - 445mm (17.5"); Stagebox - 356mm (14")
Width (without Flightcase) Control Surface - 1742mm (68.6"); Local Rack - 482mm (19"); Stagebox - 482mm (19")
Depth (without Flightcase) Control Surface - 725mm (28.5"); Local Rack - 380mm* (15"); Stagebox - 380mm** (15") *Minimum space requirement for Local Rack is 570mm (22.4") ** Minimum space requirement for Stagebox is 490mm (19.3")
Weight (without Flightcase) Control Surface - 63kg (139lb); Local Rack - 25kg (55lb); Stagebox - 16kg (35lb)
Height (with factory flightcase) Control Surface - 938mm (36.9"); Local Rack - 780mm (30.7"); Stagebox - 780mm (30.7")
Width (with factory flightcase) Control Surface - 1823mm (71.8"); Local Rack - 754mm (29.6"); Stagebox - 754mm (29.6")
Depth (with factory flightcase) Control Surface - 467mm (18.4"); Local Rack - 568mm (22.3"); Stagebox - 568mm (22.3")
Weight (with factory flightcase) Control Surface - 167kg (367lb); Local Rack - 50kg (110lb); Stagebox - 50kg (110lb)

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