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HARMAN’s Soundcraft Racks up Another Winner with New Si Performer 1 Digital Console

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – HARMAN’s Soundcraft is showing the Si Performer 1—the most compact Si Performer console to date and can now control BSS Soundweb London preamps. The Si Performer features two option card slots available for ViSi Connect expansion and network cards, 80 inputs to mix, Soundcraft’s patented FaderGlow™ and illuminated channel displays for instant mix status, plus the DMX interface and control (which allows simultaneous control of light and sound all from the console’s control surface)…and all available in a single 19-inch rackmount console.

The Si Performer’s two card slots offer unprecedented flexibility, enabling users to connect stageboxes, while providing the ability to connect to audio networks like Dante, CobraNet and BSS BLU Link, which provides easy connectivity with the dbx PMC Personal Monitor Controller via BLU Link.

The Si Performer 1 now comes with the V1.6 software update, offering several new features and improvements to Soundcraft Si Series consoles, including BSS Soundweb London preamp control, external clocking via option cards, selectable input solo modes, Select follow solo, pre-dynamics global bus send, knob bubble pin, and momentary on.

With the V1.6 software update, the Si Performer 1 has powerful new features specifically geared to improve performance for networked audio and monitoring applications. The V1.6 software update can be accessed from the Si Performer 1 page on the Soundcraft website.

The Si Performer has an input capacity of 80 audio inputs to mix on all models, while featuring the same mix power as the Performer 2 and 3 consoles but with 16 mic pres and 16 faders. It is a feature-packed audio console with fully parametric 4-band EQ as standard on all input channels, and as usual on Soundcraft’s digital range, BSS graphic EQs on all bus outputs. This is in addition to the already standard filters, gates, compressors and delays on all inputs and compressors and delays on all outputs, which when calculated delivers the equivalent of over 448 1u rack units of processing in a tiny footprint. Unlike many other digital consoles at this price point, all this processing is fully available all of the time, there are no compromises on the amount of DSP in use.

In addition, the Si Performer offers Soundcraft® FaderGlow, which enables faders to be color-coded via an LED strip alongside the fader to indicate its function or channel identification. The Si Performer 1 also features eight VCA groups and eight mute groups for easier control over its 80 inputs and 35 busses. Each channel on the surface features a custom LCD screen to show channel name, assignments, graphic EQ frequencies and DMX data, plus signal metering. The Si Performer and Si Expression ranges of Soundcraft consoles are also remotely controllable via the ViSi Remote iPad app. Lastly, the unique integration of a DMX512 port offers core lighting control, ideal for single (audio + lighting) operator application.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 15,200 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2014.

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