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Jamin Lynch

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Re: Soundcraft si compact . Hmmm
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2011, 07:21:42 pm »

Hahah  Their Facebook page  Here is what else they say:

Features currently enabled in beta release:
• DOGS Gain tracking
• Selective Copy & Paste
• Security lockout
• Assignable fader layers
• Snapshot control via MIDI in and MIDI out
• Ability to send Left, Right and Mono separately to each matrix bus
• Console can be word clock slave or master
• Global Isolate of individual buses
• Patching of stereo inputs to any channel

The production release of V2 has been slated to provide the following:

• Showing HPF setting on EQ screen
• Delay displayed in meters feet and ms and filter width in Q and octaves
• Support for forthcoming ViSi iPad on-line control
• Support for CobraNet® and Aviom®
• Minimum 25% speed improvement on all processes

Something else that would be nice is to have the ability to set up any of the 14 aux busses on mute groups.
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Re: Soundcraft si compact . Hmmm
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2011, 01:30:01 am »

I really think that people that prefer the sicompact to the ls9 need to explain me very carefully what is better.

Some people prefer a simplified operating experience. It's especially true if you have guests that you must "teach" the console in 5 minutes or less.
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Re: Soundcraft si compact . Hmmm
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2011, 03:38:37 am »

LS9 can be a bitch to get around really quick even if you know it pretty well for certain tasks. Phantom power, getting to compressor attack and release controls, things I use a lot need for one offs to be navigated to on a little screen. Turning Q knob to the left turns the Q up, but using the big encoder RIGHT next turning it left turns it down. Layer / fader / menu system has me in the habit of clinging to the home button annoyingly. Setting up mute groups and tap delay is annoying if you are starting from zero in a run off. "flex 15" graphic EQs are often fine but sometimes not, and its then when you care. Compressor is hardly transparent, preamps are a little cold and harsh. Output cards are 16 i/o so you need 2 anything to get 32 ch for Dante or something. The gain knob is positioned right by the top edge of a protruding screen, and I've known more than one person to lob it right off putting a road case back on. I think every engineer who I've walked through this console for the first time has repeatedly gotten confused about the ambiguously color coded toggles for various bypasses and such.

I do really like the LS9, despite all of this. Especially for touring acts, the customization abilities like the UDK and the custom fader layer are huge and speed problems for accessing certain controls are less irrelevant. But, I think for guys doing lots of one offs, different acts and etc there are plenty of downsides to it. The SI gives you tons of controls with their own encoders right on the surface so access to attack, release and phantom power are super quick. Encoders above channels let you manage HAgains / hpf / and pan super fast, great for one offs or time pressured circumstances. No arrowing around looking for something on a tiny, low res (!!!!!!) screen. "toggle" style fader / layer system eliminates the leash to the home button. Fader glow sounds stupid, but especially if a variety of skill level users will be op'ing the console it really helps those "where am I?" moments. Full graphic EQs on every output!

All in all, one console does not fit all, but IMO the SI compact is a better fit for some users than the LS9.
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Jamin Lynch

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Re: Soundcraft si compact . Hmmm
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2011, 09:27:49 am »

Something else that would be nice is to have the ability to set up any of the 14 aux busses on mute groups.

I just figured out that you can mute the buses. Go to the bus master, press mute setup, then select each bus you wish to mute, select the mute group 1-4, then press mute setup again. Done. Now I can have open mics with no wedges.
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