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.