Vi6

Most ergonomic, user-friendly and best-sounding

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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. 

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Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Offline Editors
Virtual Vi
version 4.9.2, updated: Jul 06, 2018
4.9.2     12.7 MB Jul 06, 2018
Virtual Vi
version 4.8.2, updated: Sep 13, 2017
4.8.2     11.9 MB Sep 13, 2017
Software Updaters
Vi 1-6 Software Update
version 4.9.2, updated: Oct 13, 2020
4.9.2     8.39 MB Oct 13, 2020
Release Notes for Vi1-6 V4.9.2     2.91 KB Oct 13, 2020
Vi Series Software Update V4.8.2
updated: Jul 06, 2018
    7.28 MB Jul 06, 2018
    398 KB Oct 13, 2020
Release Notes for Vi1-6 v4.9.0.289
version 4.9.0, updated: Jul 06, 2018
4.9.0     5.98 KB Jul 06, 2018
    395 KB Jul 06, 2018
    497 KB Jul 13, 2018
    964 KB Jul 06, 2018
    6.89 KB Sep 13, 2017
Vi Series Software V4.8 Brochure
updated: Sep 13, 2017
    486 KB Sep 13, 2017
  Version Language Size Uploaded
Extras
Soundcraft Vi4 and Vi6 Control Surface Dims DXFs
en updated: Nov 22, 2020
  en  973 KB Nov 22, 2020
Soundcraft Vi6 Dimensions
en updated: Nov 22, 2020
  en  284 KB Nov 22, 2020
Vi Local Rack and Stagebox DXFs
en updated: Nov 22, 2020
  en  6.12 MB Nov 22, 2020
Audio Media Mar06 Review
en updated: Nov 22, 2020
  en  662 KB Nov 22, 2020
AKG Hub4000Q Setup FAQ for VM2
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  2.1 MB Nov 21, 2020
Local Rack and Stage Box Dimensions (New)
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  3.24 MB Nov 21, 2020
Local Rack and Stage Box Dimensions (Old)
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  431 KB Nov 21, 2020
Brochures
Double-sided Flyer with Soundcraft Vi Series and Processor card
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  2.63 MB Nov 23, 2020
Soundcraft Vi Series Brochure 0511
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  8.51 MB Nov 23, 2020
Soundcraft Vi4/Vi6 Brochure, Chinese
zh updated: Nov 23, 2020
  zh  36 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi Series 96 2 Mix Flyer
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  1.93 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi Series Software V4.0 Flyer
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  2.19 MB Nov 23, 2020
VM(2) AKG Mic Monitoring Flyer
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  508 KB Nov 23, 2020
The Vi Series in Broadcast
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  2.13 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi Series - Software Version 2.0 Flyer
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  328 KB Nov 23, 2020
Vi Series Brochure - Deutsch
de updated: Nov 23, 2020
  de  947 KB Nov 23, 2020
Vi Series Brochure - French
fr updated: Nov 23, 2020
  fr  2.39 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi Series Brochure - Polish
updated: Nov 23, 2020
    1.25 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi Series Brochure - Russian
updated: Nov 23, 2020
    2.4 MB Nov 23, 2020
Owners Manuals
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide (All Chapters) Web Version
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  21 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch00 - TOC
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  597 KB Nov 23, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch01 - Introduction
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  1.46 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch02 - System Components
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  4.42 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch03 - Operation Overview
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  1.17 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch04 - Inputs
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  24.5 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch05 - Outputs
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  2.33 MB Nov 23, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch06 - Matrix
en updated: Nov 23, 2020
  en  341 KB Nov 23, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch07 - Encoders
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  4.26 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch08 - Layers
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  3.56 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch09 - VCA
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  350 KB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch10 - Patching
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  12.5 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch11 - Monitoring
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  3.21 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch12 - Talkback and Oscillator
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  7.69 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch13 - Metering
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  3.32 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch14 - Main Menu
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  2.99 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch15 - Snapshot
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  29.5 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch16 - GPIO
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  639 KB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch17 - FaderGlow
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  162 KB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch18 - Copy and Paste
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  2.15 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch19 - Features and Specifications
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  98.4 KB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch20 - Vi Processor Card
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  3.22 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch21 - MIDI
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  5.63 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch22 - 96 channel version
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  685 KB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch23 - IO Cards
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  4.68 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch24 - Block Diagrams
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  695 KB Nov 21, 2020
Vi4-Vi6 User Guide - Ch25 - VM2
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  5.49 MB Nov 21, 2020
Plugins and ProTools for Vi Series
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  2.13 MB Nov 21, 2020
Soundcraft Realtime Rack User Guide
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  9.86 MB Nov 21, 2020
Quickstart Guides
Vi V4.7 Software Quickstart Guide
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  1.21 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi V2.0 Software Quickstart Guide
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  14.9 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi V3.0 Software Quickstart Guide
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  2.54 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi V4.0 Software Quickstart Guide
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  1.67 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi V4.5 Software QuickStart Guide
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  3.75 MB Nov 21, 2020
Vi V4.8 Software QuickStart Guide
en updated: Nov 21, 2020
  en  2.47 MB Nov 21, 2020

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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