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Soundcraft Si Performer 3 Digital Live Console

BH #SOSIPERF3 • MFR #5001849
Soundcraft Si Performer 3 Digital Live Console
Key Features
  • 80 Mix Channels
  • 32 Mono Microphone I/O
  • Backlit LCD Screens per Fader
  • GEQ per Bus
The Soundcraft Si Performer 3 Digital Live Console is designed as a live sound reinforcement system for houses of worship, music venues, musicians, bands, theaters, touring companies, corporate events, and more. It is especially useful for applications wherein one operator will control both the sound and the lighting for a performance because of its integrated DMX controller and support for Soundcraft's ViSi Remote App for Apple iPad.
Expected availability: Oct 02, 2023
$644/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
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Soundcraft SI Performer 3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Eight Voltage-Controlled Amplifiers
  • 3Dual ViSi Connect Card Slots
  • 4DMX Interface
  • 5ViSi Remote iPad app
  • 6Assignable Fader Layers
  • 7FaderGlow
  • 84-Band Parametric EQ
  • 91:1 Controls
  • 10TOTEM (The One Touch Easy Mix)
  • 11BSS GEQ
  • 12Security Lockout
  • 13Personal Monitoring Interface
  • 14D.O.G.S. (Direct Out Gain Stabilizer)
  • 15Global Mode Controls
  • 16Copy & Paste
  • 17Instant Access Keys
  • 18Function Focus

The Soundcraft Si Performer 3 Digital Live Console is designed as a live sound reinforcement system for houses of worship, music venues, musicians, bands, theaters, touring companies, corporate events, and more. It is especially useful for applications wherein one operator will control both the sound and the lighting for a performance because of its integrated DMX controller and support for Soundcraft's ViSi Remote App for Apple iPad.

The mixer features 32 recallable mono microphone preamplifiers over balanced XLR connections, 8 line inputs, AES digital I/O, 80 total mix channels, 20-sub group/aux busses, 4 FX busses, 8 matrix busses, 8 mute groups, 8 VCA groups, assignable insert loops, selectable delay on all I/O, Harman HiQnet integration, headphone monitoring, LCR panning, motorized faders with backlit LED Faderglow visual feedback to denote fader function, and a color touch screen interface.

The mixer utilizes EMMA DSP processors to provide the equivalent of 448 rack units worth of DSP including 4-band fully parametric EQ, four MX4000-based Lexicon stereo effects engines, and extensive dynamic processing. For customization it includes assignable faders, assignable patching, and flexible routing. The four mix busses utilize internal Lexicon FX processors for left/center/right micing, and each features a compressor, 4-band fully parametric EQ, graphic EQs, and delay.

An innovative feature of the mixer is the integrated DMX 512 control interface with full automation for simultaneously controlling a simple lighting display (spots and can color mixing with fader level) while mixing live sound.

The I/O of the mixer can be expanded with an additional 128x96 input/output paths through two ViSi Connect option cards (one 64x64 expansion slot and one 64x32 expansion slot). The cards accept a range of formats including the MultiDigital Card (Firewire/USB/ADAT), BSS Digital Audio Bus (BLU link), Dante, CAT5 or optical MADI, AVIOM, and CobraNet among others for integration with other live mixing and multi-track recording environments.

The available ViSi Remote iPad control application allows for the use of an iPad to adjust individual channel strip settings such as the EQ, compressor, Gate, Pan, LR/MONO, and phase invert switches to optimize the front of house mix.

Eight Voltage-Controlled Amplifiers
Enables control over multiple channels using a single fader which sends a DC control voltage to the VCA, which in turn controls the assigned channels
Dual ViSi Connect Card Slots
Expands functionality of the mixer by installing two Optical MADI, CobraNet, AES/EBU, BLU link, Multi Digital Card, Dual Cat5 MADI, Aviom A-Net, AES/EBU D-Type, Rocknet, or Dante interface cards
DMX Interface
Provides simultaneous control over DMX-capable lighting installations
ViSi Remote iPad app
Allows remote control of channel strip settings from anywhere in the room using an Apple iPad and connecting the mixer's HiQnet Ethernet output to a wireless router
Assignable Fader Layers
Customizes the four fader layer page functions for the user's needs
Illuminates fader slots according to function with defined colors for FX, Stereo, Linked Mono, GEQ, Post Fade Aux, and PRE Fade Aux
4-Band Parametric EQ
Expands upon the Soundcraft Expression's 2-Band Parametric EQ with an additional 2 bands of control
1:1 Controls
Connects 1 control with 1 function on the mixer to avoid complicated nested navigation of menus
TOTEM (The One Touch Easy Mix)
Enables mixing to an AUX, FX, or matrix bus with the press of a single key
Provides dedicated graphic equalizer on each channel to ensure you will not run out of processing resources
Security Lockout
Locks entire console or selected elements from unauthorized users and maintains user profile settings
Personal Monitoring Interface
Connects to the dbx PMC16 Personal Monitoring System through the Si BLU link option card and Cat5 cable
D.O.G.S. (Direct Out Gain Stabilizer)
Prevents accidental manual change of a microphone gain control that would influence direct out levels such as when using a common stagebox or recording the direct outputs
Global Mode Controls
Provides rotary controls that can be assigned to be GAIN, PAN, or High Pass Filter for all inputs
Copy & Paste
Copies whole channels, busses, mixes, Lexicon effects, a single part such as an EQ, or multiple parts of a channel strip such as the gate and compressor
Instant Access Keys
Provide dedicated front panel keys for STORE, RECALL, NEXT, MUTE 1-8, TAP TEMPO, and more
Function Focus
Displays information about the absolute value of the controls, channel name, and number for a channel whenever a control is moved or the select key is pressed
UPC: 668705000161

Soundcraft SI Performer 3 Specs

Number of Analog Input Channels80
Number of Mic Preamps32
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim RangeMic:
-5 dB to 58 dB (in 1 dB Steps)
-10 dB to +16 dB
Gate ParametersThreshold: -60 to -6 dBFS
Depth: -60 to -3 dB
Attack: .1 ms to 200 ms
Release: 20 ms to 500 ms
Compressor ParametersThreshold: -52 to -6 dBFS
Ratio: 1:1 to 20:1
Attack: .1 to 200 ms
Release: 5 to 900 ms
Makeup Gain: 0 to 24 dB
Sidechain FiltersGate:
High-Pass: 22 Hz to 2.5 kHz
Low-Pass: 160 Hz to 20 kHz
EQ ParametersHF Shelf:
±15 dB at 800 Hz to 20 kHz
MF Notch/Peak:
±15 dB at 22 Hz to 20 kHz, 6 to 0.3 Q
LF Shelf:
±15 dB at 20 Hz to 500 Hz
Graphic EQ28-Band 1/3 Octave, 31 Hz to 16 kHz
FiltersHigh-Pass: 40 Hz to 1 kHz
Audio DelayAdjustable Up to 500 ms
Digital Audio
Sample RatesAD/DA Conversion:
Up to 200 kHz
Bit DepthAD/DA Conversion:
DSP40-Bit Floating Point
Jitter± 7 ns
Word Clock Input48 kHz ±7 Hz
Latency< 0.8 ms (Mic Input to Line Output)
< 0.6 ms (Analog Input to AES Output)
< 0.8 ms (AES Input to Line Output)
< 0.5 ms (AES Input to AES Output)
< 0.9 ms (Stagebox Input to Stagebox Output)
dBFS Reference Level+21.5 dBu = 0 dBFS
Frequency ResponseMic/Line Input:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1.5 dB
Max Input LevelMic Input:
+22 dBu at Max Gain
Line Input:
+22 dBu at Max Gain
Output LevelMix Output:
+21.5 dBu (Max)
Headphone Output Power300 mW into 150 Ohms
I/O ImpedanceMic Input:
3 Kilohms
Line Input:
10 Kilohms
AES3 Input:
110 Ohms
150 Ohms (Balanced)
75 Ohms (Unbalanced)
Word Clock Output:
50 Ohms
Word Clock Input:
47 Kilohms
AES3 Output:
110 Ohms
DMX Output:
120 Ohms
CrosstalkAdjacent Channels:
< 120 dB
Adjacent Inputs:
-100 dB at 1 kHz
-85 dB at 10 kHz
CMRR-80 dBu at Max Gain
EIN-126 dBu at Max Gain (2901653041)
Noise Floor< -86 dBu (at Unity Gain)
THD< 0.01%
Analog Inputs32 x XLR Mic/Line Input
8 x 1/4" Line Input
Analog Outputs16 x XLR Line Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Digital I/O1 x BNC Input (Word Clock)
1 x RJ45 HiQnet
1 x XLR 5-Pin DMX Output
1 x XLR AES3 Input
1 x XLR AES3 Output
MIDI I/O1 x MIDI 5-Pin In
1 x MIDI 5-Pin Out
Expansion Ports1 x 64 x 64 I/O Card
1 x 64 x 32 I/O Card
2 x I/O Card
AC Input Power88 to 246 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption130 W
Lamp Power12 VDC at 100 mA per Socket
Operating Temperature41 to 113°F / 5 to 45°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions6.7 x 37 x 21.2" / 17 x 94 x 53.8 cm
Weight47.5 lb / 21.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight57 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)40 x 25.3 x 10"

Soundcraft SI Performer 3 Reviews

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What's the difference between the Performer 3 and Expression 3 console?
Asked by: David H.
The biggest feature difference is the built-in automated lighting controller included in the Soundcraft Si Performer 3 mixing console:The Si Performer also takes mixing out of the dark with powerful digital audio mixing facilities married to a DMX 512 controller allowing for the first time the mixing console to also run the lighting rig! 'Music &amp; Lights; these have been partners in the entertainment and production industry since amplified sound met the electric light but until now even the simplest lighting setup would require a separate lighting controller console, road case and somewhere to put it; Soundcraft Si Performer changes everything. Empowering the console with a DMX interface, the Soundcraft Si Performer is able to utilize the power of motorised faders, Soundcraft FaderGlow and a console automation system to provide a flexible automated lighting controller ideal for schools, churches, touring theatre companies and conference productions.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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