MIDAS MR12 12-Input Digital Mixer

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The MR12 from Midas is a 12-input, portable, rackmountable mixer for iPad and Android tablets. It can be used for both live and studio environments in applications for live stage, theater, houses of worship, rehearsals, and more. It features four Midas mic preamps and an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless control, giving you the ability […]

 

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The MR12 from Midas is a 12-input, portable, rackmountable mixer for iPad and Android tablets. It can be used for both live and studio environments in applications for live stage, theater, houses of worship, rehearsals, and more. It features four Midas mic preamps and an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless control, giving you the ability to move around and manipulate all parameters of your mix. Furthermore, it has USB connectivity for file storage and future system updates. The built-in USB connector makes it easy to store files or record and play back uncompressed stereo WAV files of your mix. You can then dial-in a monitoring mix with effects and zero latency while sending your stereo mix and the keyboard player\’s MIDI notes to your DAW for recording.

The MR12 has additional features including the MIDI in/out jack for controlling the mixer via MIDI equipment, using Mackie control protocol via a live-performance controller. This mixer also comes with several Midas effects, such as a Leisure compressor and leveling amplifier, mid/sides Fair compressor, a 5-band Combinator compressor, modulation delay, Sub Octaver, and an Edison EX1 that enables simple manipulation of the stereo field. Finally, the MR12 includes Sound Maxer and a dimensional chorus effect, which can help you to restore natural sheen and clarity to the original audio signal. Whether you\’re recording in the studio, or you want to capture intimate live performances, it\’s never been easier to record professional-sounding tracks with clarity.

  • iPad / Android tablet-controlled, 12-input digital mixer for studio and live applications
  • 4 high-quality MIDAS PRO microphone preamplifiers
  • Built-in, tri-mode Wi-Fi router for direct operation—no need for external routers
  • Dugan-style auto-mixing automatically manages microphone gain-sharing
  • USB connector for uncompressed stereo WAV recording and playback
  • 4 digital signal-processing effects engines
  • Rack ears and protection bumpers included for flexible rack and onstage applications
  • 6 aux buses and main LR with inserts, full dynamics processing, and 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQ
  • 2 TRS aux outputs and 2 XLR main outputs, plus a headphone connector
  • 40-bit, floating-point digital signal processing
  • Free iOS, Android, and Windows/Mac/Linux apps available for remote operation via Ethernet, LAN, or Wi-Fi
  • MIDI in/out ports allow for controlling the mixer via MIDI equipment
  • Future firmware updates, including new FX “plug-ins,” downloadable free of charge
  • Auto-ranging, universal-switch-mode power supply
  • Limited 3-year warranty
Connectors
Mic Inputs Programmable Mic Preamps (Designed by Midas Pro): 4 XLR/TRS combo jacks, balanced
Line Inputs 8 x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm TRS, balanced
Main Outputs 2 x XLR, balanced
AUX Outputs 2 x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm TRS, balanced
Headphone Out 1 x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm TRS, balanced
MIDI In: 5-pin DIN
Out: 5-pin DIN
Ethernet 1 x RJ45
USB Port Type-A
Input/Output Characteristics
Microphone Characteristics Preamp Design: Midas Pro
THD + Noise: 0.005%, unweighted (noise, unity gain, 0 dBu, 1 kHz)
Phantom Power: 48 V (switchable per input)
EIN Noise: -125 dBu, 22 Hz – 22 kHz unweighted (at +60 dB gain, 150R source)
CMRR, XLR (1 kHz @ Unity Gain): Typically 65 dB
CMRR, XLR, (1 kHz @ +60 dB Gain): Typically 90 dB
Input / Output Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (at 48 kHz sample rate, +/- 0.5 dB)
Dynamic Range: 107 dB, 22 Hz – 22 kHz unweighted (analog in to analog out)
A/D Dynamic Range: 110 dB, 22 Hz – 22 kHz unweighted (preamp to converter)
D/A Dynamic Range: 111 dB, 22 Hz – 22 kHz unweighted (converter and output)
Cross Talk Rejection: 90 dB (at 1 kHz, adjacent channels)
Mic/Line 1-16 Input Impedance  10 kOhm (XLR jack, unbalance / balanced)
Non Clip Maximum Input Level: +23.5 dBu (XLR)
Hi-Z Input Impedance: 1 MOhm / 2 MOhm (TRS jack, unbalance / balanced)
Line Input 5-10 impedance: 20 kOhm / 40 kOhm (TRS jack, unbalance / balanced)
Non Clip Maximum Input Level: TRS +21 dBu
Analog Output Characteristics Output Impedance (XLR/TRS): 50 Ohms
Maximum Output Level (XLR/TRS): +21 dBu
Phones Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
Maximum Phones Output Level: +21 dBu
Noise at Unity Gain: -86 dBu, 22 Hz – 22 kHz unweighted (1 input assigned, XLR and TRS)
Noise when Muted (XLR and TRS): -90 dBu, 22 Hz – 22 kHz unweighted
USB Stereo USB Return Channel: 1 (Type-A)
Wireless LAN
WLAN Antenna:  External, SMA connector, 50 Ohms
Access Point (Number of Clients): 4 maximum
IEEE 802.11 b/g Standard: 2.4 GHz
Frequency Range:  2412-2462 MHz
WLAN Channels: 1-11 (Wi-Fi Client, Access Point)
Max Output Power: 19 dBm (802.11 b) / 18 dBm (802.11 g)
General Specifications
Power Power Supply: Switch-mode, Autorange 100-240 V, (50/60 Hz) Power Consumption: 30 W
Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Dimensions 13.1 x 5.9 x 3.7″ / 332.7 x 149.9 x 94.0 mm
Weight 6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
Channels Number of Processing Channels: 16 input channels
Stereo USB Return Channel: 1
Stereo FX Return Channels: 4
Aux Buses: 6
Main: 2 (L,R)
Effects Engine Internal Effects Engines: 4 true stereo
Signal Processing 40-bit floating point
AD/DA Conversion 24-bit @ 44.1 / 48 kHz, 115 dB dynamic range
Latency Analog I/O Latency: 0.8 ms
Weight 2.90 kg

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Description
  • 16 Programmable MIDAS Microphone Preamps
  • 8 XLR Outputs, 6 Aux Inputs/Outputs
  • 48-Channel Digital Snake Ready via AES50
  • 32x32 FireWire/USB Audio Interface Card
ContentThe MR12 from Midas is a 12-input, portable, rackmountable mixer for iPad and Android tablets. It can be used for both live and studio environments in applications for live stage, theater, houses of worship, rehearsals, and more. It features four Midas mic preamps and an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless control, giving you the ability to move around and manipulate all parameters of your mix. Furthermore, it has USB connectivity for file storage and future system updates. The built-in USB connector makes it easy to store files or record and play back uncompressed stereo WAV files of your mix. You can then dial-in a monitoring mix with effects and zero latency while sending your stereo mix and the keyboard player\'s MIDI notes to your DAW for recording. The MR12 has additional features including the MIDI in/out jack for controlling the mixer via MIDI equipment, using Mackie control protocol via a live-performance controller. This mixer also comes with several Midas effects, such as a Leisure compressor and leveling amplifier, mid/sides Fair compressor, a 5-band Combinator compressor, modulation delay, Sub Octaver, and an Edison EX1 that enables simple manipulation of the stereo field. Finally, the MR12 includes Sound Maxer and a dimensional chorus effect, which can help you to restore natural sheen and clarity to the original audio signal. Whether you\'re recording in the studio, or you want to capture intimate live performances, it\'s never been easier to record professional-sounding tracks with clarity.
  • iPad / Android tablet-controlled, 12-input digital mixer for studio and live applications
  • 4 high-quality MIDAS PRO microphone preamplifiers
  • Built-in, tri-mode Wi-Fi router for direct operation—no need for external routers
  • Dugan-style auto-mixing automatically manages microphone gain-sharing
  • USB connector for uncompressed stereo WAV recording and playback
  • 4 digital signal-processing effects engines
  • Rack ears and protection bumpers included for flexible rack and onstage applications
  • 6 aux buses and main LR with inserts, full dynamics processing, and 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQ
  • 2 TRS aux outputs and 2 XLR main outputs, plus a headphone connector
  • 40-bit, floating-point digital signal processing
  • Free iOS, Android, and Windows/Mac/Linux apps available for remote operation via Ethernet, LAN, or Wi-Fi
  • MIDI in/out ports allow for controlling the mixer via MIDI equipment
  • Future firmware updates, including new FX "plug-ins," downloadable free of charge
  • Auto-ranging, universal-switch-mode power supply
  • Limited 3-year warranty
Connectors
Mic Inputs Programmable Mic Preamps (Designed by Midas Pro): 4 XLR/TRS combo jacks, balanced
Line Inputs 8 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS, balanced
Main Outputs 2 x XLR, balanced
AUX Outputs 2 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS, balanced
Headphone Out 1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS, balanced
MIDI In: 5-pin DIN Out: 5-pin DIN
Ethernet 1 x RJ45
USB Port Type-A
Input/Output Characteristics
Microphone Characteristics Preamp Design: Midas Pro THD + Noise: 0.005%, unweighted (noise, unity gain, 0 dBu, 1 kHz) Phantom Power: 48 V (switchable per input) EIN Noise: -125 dBu, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted (at +60 dB gain, 150R source) CMRR, XLR (1 kHz @ Unity Gain): Typically 65 dB CMRR, XLR, (1 kHz @ +60 dB Gain): Typically 90 dB
Input / Output Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (at 48 kHz sample rate, +/- 0.5 dB) Dynamic Range: 107 dB, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted (analog in to analog out) A/D Dynamic Range: 110 dB, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted (preamp to converter) D/A Dynamic Range: 111 dB, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted (converter and output) Cross Talk Rejection: 90 dB (at 1 kHz, adjacent channels) Mic/Line 1-16 Input Impedance  10 kOhm (XLR jack, unbalance / balanced) Non Clip Maximum Input Level: +23.5 dBu (XLR) Hi-Z Input Impedance: 1 MOhm / 2 MOhm (TRS jack, unbalance / balanced) Line Input 5-10 impedance: 20 kOhm / 40 kOhm (TRS jack, unbalance / balanced) Non Clip Maximum Input Level: TRS +21 dBu
Analog Output Characteristics Output Impedance (XLR/TRS): 50 Ohms Maximum Output Level (XLR/TRS): +21 dBu Phones Output Impedance: 50 Ohms Maximum Phones Output Level: +21 dBu Noise at Unity Gain: -86 dBu, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted (1 input assigned, XLR and TRS) Noise when Muted (XLR and TRS): -90 dBu, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted
USB Stereo USB Return Channel: 1 (Type-A)
Wireless LAN
WLAN Antenna:  External, SMA connector, 50 Ohms Access Point (Number of Clients): 4 maximum IEEE 802.11 b/g Standard: 2.4 GHz Frequency Range:  2412-2462 MHz WLAN Channels: 1-11 (Wi-Fi Client, Access Point) Max Output Power: 19 dBm (802.11 b) / 18 dBm (802.11 g)
General Specifications
Power Power Supply: Switch-mode, Autorange 100-240 V, (50/60 Hz) Power Consumption: 30 W
Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Dimensions 13.1 x 5.9 x 3.7" / 332.7 x 149.9 x 94.0 mm
Weight 6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
Channels Number of Processing Channels: 16 input channels Stereo USB Return Channel: 1 Stereo FX Return Channels: 4 Aux Buses: 6 Main: 2 (L,R)
Effects Engine Internal Effects Engines: 4 true stereo
Signal Processing 40-bit floating point
AD/DA Conversion 24-bit @ 44.1 / 48 kHz, 115 dB dynamic range
Latency Analog I/O Latency: 0.8 ms
Ui12 packs a complete digital mixing system into a compact, road-rugged stagebox format, with built-in Wi-fi and the ability to be controlled by any connected device via a standard web browser - no Apps, no OS limitations, no constraints on how or where you mix. Tablet/PC/Smartphone Controlled Digital Mixer Integrated Wi-Fi Cross-platform compatibility with iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux devices Use up to 10 control devices (tablets, phones, PCs) simultaneously Legendary Harman Signal Processing from dbx, Digitech, and Lexicon Fully recallable and remote-controlled mic preamps 4-band Parametric EQ, High-Pass Filter, Compressor, De-esser and Noise Gate on input channels 31-band Graphic EQ, Noise Gate and Compressor on all outputs Real-Time Frequency Analyser (RTA) on inputs and outputs 3 dedicated Lexicon FX effects processors: Reverb, Delay and Chorus Subgroups, Mute Groups, View Groups, and more mixer controls Show/Snapshot recall with channel safes and security lockout

Drawing on more than a decade of experience in the field of digital audio mixing, the Soundcraft® Si Expression exploits some of the newest DSP, component technology and manufacturing techniques to deliver our most powerful cost effective digital console ever! Each console in the range is identical in its feature set so your only choice is how many faders and local mic amps you want. With a range covering the super portable 19" rack mount Expression 1 to the mighty Si Expression 3 with its 30+2 faders and 32 mic/line inputs there is a model to meet all needs.

Taking the Si Expression 2 as a typical example, it features 24 recallable mic pre amps (32 on Si Expression 3 and 16 on Si Expression 1) plus 4 line inputs, 4 internal stereo FX returns, AES in, and a 64x64 expansion slot offering more than enough scope to use every one of the 66 input processing channels. Every input processing channel has dedicated processing for high pass filter, input delay, gate, compressor and four band EQ whilst keeping it under control is a comprehensive automation system augmented with four mute groups and FaderGlow™ to light the way so you are never lost.

All Si Expression consoles have busses, output processing and connectivity to match the versatility of the inputs; the 14 aux/group mixes can be configured as 14 mono mixes, 8 mono plus 6 stereo mixes or almost anything in between, whilst the 4 matrix mixes can be mono or stereo as needed. The bus and matrix mixes are complemented with four more mix busses dedicated to the internal Lexicon FX processors all in addition to the left, right and centre busses. Each bus mix features a compressor, 4 band EQ, BSS graphic EQ and delay always available all of the time. Output connectivity is comprehensive with all models featuring 16 balanced line outputs, headphone monitor out, AES out and of course the 64x64 option slot.

To complement the channel and bus processing all Si Expression consoles integrate four stereo Lexicon FX processors based on the MX400 providing a wealth of sounds, user adjustable parameters and dedicated tap-tempo keys. As the FX are hardware based, use of all the effects, even on the most demanding programmes does not affect other processing in any way and all dynamics, EQs, filters, delays, and GEQs remain available regardless what you are doing.

Flexible onboard and expansion I/O options ensure your Si Expression integrates effortlessly with other system components utilising any of the Si series option cards including AES, Firewire/USB/ADAT*1, AVIOM™, CobraNet™, BSS Digital Audio Bus (BLU Link)*1, Dante™*1 CAT5 or optical MADI. The MADI card, as well as being an interface to multi-track recording systems or plug-in systems like Waves, enables linking the Si Expression to any of the Soundcraft or Studer stageboxes to extend the I/O power and flexibility. Adding a stagebox to an Si Expression actually increases the number of channels you can mix at once not just how many inputs you have available to choose from! It is said ʽPower is nothing without controlʼ and here the Si Expression excels with a comprehensive but 'simple to use' control surface incorporating a dedicated control for every parameter, a row of global mode encoders and colour touch screen ensuring operation is quick and easy.

As you would expect from any Soundcraft digital mixer the facilities are extensive and include legendary audio quality courtesy of the latest generation EMMA™ DSP processor, the same DSP platform that has helped propel previous Soundcraft Si series consoles to fame. All this power united with reliability, flexibility and usability puts the Si Expression in a class of its own.

*1 Expected spring/summer 2013

Si Expression Highlights
•     D.O.G.S. (Direct Out Gain Stabiliser) – Prevents manual change of a mic gain control affecting direct out levels, perfect when 2 consoles share a stagebox or when recording the channel direct outputs.
•     Security Lockout – Lock the whole console or just selected elements, manage the security with the users and profile settings.
•     Assignable Fader Layers – Customise each of the four fader layer pages to meet your needs or add/insert faders to accommodate that additional mic that was not in the patch list!
•     Copy & Paste – Copy whole channels, busses, mixes, Lexicon™ effects, a single part such as the EQ or multiple parts like the channel gate and compressor.
•     TOTEM™ – The One Touch Easy Mix; press a single key to mix to an AUX, FX or Matrix bus, the surface and monitoring instantly reconfigure to allow instant mixing to your chosen bus on the faders.
•     BSS® GEQ – With a BSS GEQ on every bus there is never any need to assign from a pool of resources and you will never 'run out' of processing.
•     1 Control = 1 Function – With each control dedicated to a given function there is never any 'layering' of controls or navigating through screens; this allows the Si Expression controls to be labelled on the surface just as they would have been on an analogue mixer.
•     Global Mode Controls – A row of rotary controls above each fader assignable at the touch of a button to be GAIN, PAN or HPF for all of the inputs allowing instant access to the core functions.
•     Soundcraft FaderGlow® – Illuminates the fader slots according to function with clearly defined colours for FX, Stereo, Linked Mono, GEQ, POST Fade Aux, PRE Fade Aux; you'll never be lost again!
•     Instant Access Keys – Dedicated keys on the front panel for STORE, RECALL, NEXT, MUTE 1-4, TAP TEMPO and more negate the need to dive into screen & context menus.
•     Function Focus – Whenever a control is moved or SELect key pressed the screen displays information about the channel identifying the absolute value of the controls and the channel name, number etc...
•     Everything Everywhere – All channels and busses have a full complement of processing, nothing to assign or configure.

Key Features
      24 (32 - Si Expression 3, 16 – Si Expression 1) mono mic inputs
      4 line inputs
      Colour touch screen interface
      66 channels to mix possible
      Pre/Post selection per input per bus
      AES in and out
      Global mode encoders
      Soundcraft FaderGlow™
      GEQ on every bus
      20 sub-group / aux busses
      4 FX busses
      8 Matrix busses
      LR and C Mix busses
      4 Stereo Lexicon Effects engines
      Delay on inputs and outputs
      4 Mute Groups
      Freely assignable insert loops
      Harman HiQnet integration
      64x64 channel option card slot

The X32 Compact 40-Channel, 25-Bus Digital Mixing Console from Behringer provides a wealth of features in a compact design, ideal for professional live and recording applications. The mixer features 16 fully programmable MIDAS-designed mic preamps. The Main LCR (left, center, right) channels, 16 mix busses, and 6 independent matrix mix busses all have 6-band parametric EQs and integrated dynamics processing for excellent sonic tailoring capabilities. The mixer has 16 analog XLR outputs, as well as 6 balanced line-level 1/4" Aux inputs and outputs, and two 1/4" headphone jacks. The talkback section allows you to communicate with the integrated mic or an external mic. The mixer also has a pair of AES50 ports that feature Klark Teknik SuperMAC networking capability for use with 48-channel digital snakes for ultra-low jitter and latency. The system also has an integrated expansion port that ships with a 32 x 32 XUF FireWire/USB audio card installed. The built-in Virtual FX offers 8 true-stereo FX slots that deliver high-end simulations of popular processors, such as Lexicon 480L and PCM70, EMT250 and Quantec QRS, etc. The integrated high-power 40-bit floating-point DSP system delivers "unlimited" dynamic range, no internal overload, and near-zero latency between inputs and outputs for top-quality performance. The mixer also has 6 mute groups and 8 DCA groups. The intuitive interface offers ease-of-use with a dedicated channel strip section that has direct-access controls. There is also a high-resolution 7" color TFT display with associated controls and individual RGB backlit graphic LCDs on every channel. The unit has 17 motorized 100mm faders for extensive user-definable control. The system has a USB flash connector to provide file storage for uncompressed recordings, show presets, and system updates. There are also connections that support the P-16 personal monitoring system, AES/EBU stereo digital outputs, and MIDI. Adjustable line delays are available on all of the physical inputs and outputs. Other features of the X32 Compact include networked remote control or show setups with the included remote editor software via USB and Ethernet ports. You can even conveniently handle the scene management duties of complex productions. All of these features are packed into a compact and durable enclosure to ensure a long life of professional use.

Free Control Software Applications

Behringer iPad and iPhone apps for professional remote operation are free downloads on the Apple App Store. All of the X32's features can be managed concurrently from various locations and instances of the XiQ, XiControl, and XControl apps.

Versatile and Expandable

The X32 Compact can act as the nucleus of a flexible and expandable audio system. The built-in 32 x 32 USB recording interface, 8 stereo effects engines, zero-latency monitoring and 100% total recall deliver the tools to handle a wide variety of projects.
Number of Analog Input Channels 40
Number of Mic Preamps 16
Max I/O Capacity 150 x Input / 160 x Output (with Optional Hardware)
Mix Routing 1 x Main LRC 16 x Bus 6 x Matrix 8 x Aux Send 8 x FX Return
Presets 100 x Scene
Display Main Display: 7" / 177.8 mm LCD Touchscreen Channel Display: LCD (Backlit)
Display Resolution/Color Main Display: 800 x 480 / 6-Bit Color Channel Display: 128 x 64 / RGB Color
Meters 3 x 24-Segment LED
Signal Processing
Internal Effects 8 x Stereo 16 x Mono
Digital Audio
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth AD/DA Conversion: 24-Bit
DSP 40-Bit Floating Point
Converter Dynamic Range A/D: 109 dB D/A: 108 dB
Latency 0.8 ms (Console Input to Main Output) 1.1 ms (Stagebox Input to Stagebox Output)
Performance
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 22 kHz
Max Input Level 1/4" TRS Input: +16 dBu Mic Input: +23 dBu
Output Level 1/4" TRS Output: +4 dBu (Nominal) +16 dBu (Max) Headphone Output: +25 dBm (Stereo) XLR Output: +4 dBu (Nominal) +21 dBu (Max)
Analog Dynamic Range Input to Output: 106 dB
I/O Impedance 1/4" Input: 40 Kilohms (Balanced) 20 Kilohms (Unbalanced) Headphone Output: 40 Ohms Mic Input: 5 Kilohms (Unbalanced) 10 Kilohms (Balanced) XLR Output: 75 Ohms (Balanced/Unbalanced) 1/4" TRS Output: 300 Ohms (Balanced) 150 Ohms (Unbalanced)
Crosstalk Adjacent Channels: 100 dB at 1 kHz
CMRR > 70 dB at +20 dB Gain > 80 dB at +40 dB Gain
EIN -128 dBu (Input Shorted)
Noise Floor -87 dBu A-Weighted
THD+N < 0.006% at +20 dB Gain (A-Weighted)
Connectivity
Analog Inputs 1 x XLR Talkback Input 16 x XLR Balanced Mic/Line Input 6 x 1/4" TRS Aux Input 1 x 2RCA Line/Aux Input
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output 2 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output 6 x 1/4" TRS Aux Output 1 x 2RCA Aux/Line Output 8 x XLR Balanced Line Output
Phantom Power +48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital I/O 1 x RJ45 (Control) 1 x RJ45 Ultranet (Control) 1 x XLR AES3 Output 2 x etherCON AES50/SuperMAC
MIDI I/O 1 x MIDI 5-Pin In 1 x MIDI 5-Pin Out
USB 1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0, Audio Playback, External Memory)
Expansion Ports 1 x 32 x 32 I/O Card
Power
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 120 W
Physical
Dimensions 8.5 x 24.6 x 20" / 215 x 625 x 510 mm
Weight 33.9 lb / 15.4 kg

Qu-16 takes compact digital mixing to a new level with innovative design and exceptional functionality combining to create a superb professional mixing experience.

Bristling with all the features you'd expect from a top of the range digital console and incorporating technologies pioneered on our GLD and iLive digital mixing systems, Qu-16 has the power and pedigree to deliver class-leading audio performance.

Whether you're switching from analogue or updating your digital desk, it's time to experience the new digital with Qu-16.

  • 16 Mono Inputs (TRS + XLR)
  • 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS)
  • 4 Stereo FX Returns
  • 16 Busses
  • 12 Mix Outputs (LR, Mono Mix 1-4, Stereo Mix 1-3)
  • 4 FX Engines
  • AES Digital Out
  • 19" Rack Mountable
  • Moving Faders
  • Recallable AnaLOGIQ Preamps
  • Qu-Drive direct Multitrack Recording / Playback on USB drives
  • 800×480 Touchscreen
  • iLive FX Library
  • dSNAKE Remote Audio Port
  • Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System
  • Qu-Pad iPad App
  • USB Audio Streaming
  • DAW MIDI Control
  • 4 Mute Groups
  • Trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay on all Inputs
  • Insert, 4-band PEQ, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor and delay on all Mix outputs
  • Built-in Signal Generator
  • RTA with Peak Band indication

Drawing on more than a decade of experience in the field of digital audio mixing, the Soundcraft® Si Expression exploits some of the newest DSP, component technology and manufacturing techniques to deliver our most powerful cost effective digital console ever! Each console in the range is identical in its feature set so your only choice is how many faders and local mic amps you want. With a range covering the super portable 19" rack mount Expression 1 to the mighty Si Expression 3 with its 30+2 faders and 32 mic/line inputs there is a model to meet all needs.

Taking the Si Expression 2 as a typical example, it features 24 recallable mic pre amps (32 on Si Expression 3 and 16 on Si Expression 1) plus 4 line inputs, 4 internal stereo FX returns, AES in, and a 64x64 expansion slot offering more than enough scope to use every one of the 66 input processing channels. Every input processing channel has dedicated processing for high pass filter, input delay, gate, compressor and four band EQ whilst keeping it under control is a comprehensive automation system augmented with four mute groups and FaderGlow™ to light the way so you are never lost.

All Si Expression consoles have busses, output processing and connectivity to match the versatility of the inputs; the 14 aux/group mixes can be configured as 14 mono mixes, 8 mono plus 6 stereo mixes or almost anything in between, whilst the 4 matrix mixes can be mono or stereo as needed. The bus and matrix mixes are complemented with four more mix busses dedicated to the internal Lexicon FX processors all in addition to the left, right and centre busses. Each bus mix features a compressor, 4 band EQ, BSS graphic EQ and delay always available all of the time. Output connectivity is comprehensive with all models featuring 16 balanced line outputs, headphone monitor out, AES out and of course the 64x64 option slot.

To complement the channel and bus processing all Si Expression consoles integrate four stereo Lexicon FX processors based on the MX400 providing a wealth of sounds, user adjustable parameters and dedicated tap-tempo keys. As the FX are hardware based, use of all the effects, even on the most demanding programmes does not affect other processing in any way and all dynamics, EQs, filters, delays, and GEQs remain available regardless what you are doing.

Flexible onboard and expansion I/O options ensure your Si Expression integrates effortlessly with other system components utilising any of the Si series option cards including AES, Firewire/USB/ADAT*1, AVIOM™, CobraNet™, BSS Digital Audio Bus (BLU Link)*1, Dante™*1 CAT5 or optical MADI. The MADI card, as well as being an interface to multi-track recording systems or plug-in systems like Waves, enables linking the Si Expression to any of the Soundcraft or Studer stageboxes to extend the I/O power and flexibility. Adding a stagebox to an Si Expression actually increases the number of channels you can mix at once not just how many inputs you have available to choose from! It is said ʽPower is nothing without controlʼ and here the Si Expression excels with a comprehensive but 'simple to use' control surface incorporating a dedicated control for every parameter, a row of global mode encoders and colour touch screen ensuring operation is quick and easy.

As you would expect from any Soundcraft digital mixer the facilities are extensive and include legendary audio quality courtesy of the latest generation EMMA™ DSP processor, the same DSP platform that has helped propel previous Soundcraft Si series consoles to fame. All this power united with reliability, flexibility and usability puts the Si Expression in a class of its own.

*1 Expected spring/summer 2013

Si Expression Highlights
•     D.O.G.S. (Direct Out Gain Stabiliser) – Prevents manual change of a mic gain control affecting direct out levels, perfect when 2 consoles share a stagebox or when recording the channel direct outputs.
•     Security Lockout – Lock the whole console or just selected elements, manage the security with the users and profile settings.
•     Assignable Fader Layers – Customise each of the four fader layer pages to meet your needs or add/insert faders to accommodate that additional mic that was not in the patch list!
•     Copy & Paste – Copy whole channels, busses, mixes, Lexicon™ effects, a single part such as the EQ or multiple parts like the channel gate and compressor.
•     TOTEM™ – The One Touch Easy Mix; press a single key to mix to an AUX, FX or Matrix bus, the surface and monitoring instantly reconfigure to allow instant mixing to your chosen bus on the faders.
•     BSS® GEQ – With a BSS GEQ on every bus there is never any need to assign from a pool of resources and you will never 'run out' of processing.
•     1 Control = 1 Function – With each control dedicated to a given function there is never any 'layering' of controls or navigating through screens; this allows the Si Expression controls to be labelled on the surface just as they would have been on an analogue mixer.
•     Global Mode Controls – A row of rotary controls above each fader assignable at the touch of a button to be GAIN, PAN or HPF for all of the inputs allowing instant access to the core functions.
•     Soundcraft FaderGlow® – Illuminates the fader slots according to function with clearly defined colours for FX, Stereo, Linked Mono, GEQ, POST Fade Aux, PRE Fade Aux; you'll never be lost again!
•     Instant Access Keys – Dedicated keys on the front panel for STORE, RECALL, NEXT, MUTE 1-4, TAP TEMPO and more negate the need to dive into screen & context menus.
•     Function Focus – Whenever a control is moved or SELect key pressed the screen displays information about the channel identifying the absolute value of the controls and the channel name, number etc...
•     Everything Everywhere – All channels and busses have a full complement of processing, nothing to assign or configure.

Key Features
      24 (32 - Si Expression 3, 16 – Si Expression 1) mono mic inputs
      4 line inputs
      Colour touch screen interface
      66 channels to mix possible
      Pre/Post selection per input per bus
      AES in and out
      Global mode encoders
      Soundcraft FaderGlow™
      GEQ on every bus
      20 sub-group / aux busses
      4 FX busses
      8 Matrix busses
      LR and C Mix busses
      4 Stereo Lexicon Effects engines
      Delay on inputs and outputs
      4 Mute Groups
      Freely assignable insert loops
      Harman HiQnet integration
      64x64 channel option card slot

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