Soundcraft Si Expression 2 24-Channel Digital Mixer
24-channel Digital Mixer with 24 Mic Pres, 66 Input Processing Channels, Automation, Lexicon Hardware-based Effects, And Expansion Slot
The Si Expression 2 features 24 recallable mic pre amps (16 on Si Expression 1 and 32 on Si Expression 3) plus 4 line inputs, 4 internal stereo FX returns, AES in, and a 64×64 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.
If you think the Soundcraft Si Expression 2’s input side is impressive, know that all Si Expression boards also sport versatile bussing, output processing, and connectivity. You can configure the 14 aux/group mixes as 14 mono mixes, eight mono plus six stereo mixes – or just about anything in between. The four matrix mixes can be mono or stereo as required. You also get four more mix busses dedicated to the internal Lexicon FX processors – all in addition to the left, right and center busses. Each bus mix features always-available compression, 4-band EQ, BSS graphic EQ, and delay. Comprehensive output connectivity includes 16 balanced line outs, a headphone out, AES out, and the 64×64 option slot.
Onboard Lexicon FX processors
Soundcraft Si Expression consoles incorporate four stereo Lexicon FX processors based on the acclaimed MX400. With fully adjustable parameters and dedicated tap-tempo keys, you can tweak to your heart’s content. These FX are hardware-based, so even if you’re using a ton of them it doesn’t affect your other processing in the slightest – all your dynamics, EQ, filters, delays, and GEQs will be always available, no questions asked.
Say goodbye to digital mixer confusion
Soundcraft’s Si Expression mixers feature a 1 Control = 1 Function interface, with each control dedicated to a single function. No confusing control layering or endless menu purgatory navigation. This approach allows the Si Expression controls to be labelled on the surface just as they would be on an analog desk. Ah, productivity – how refreshing!
It’s a Soundcraft
As befitting any Soundcraft digital mixer, Si Expression boards give you extensive facilities and legendary audio quality, courtesy of the cutting-edge EMMA DSP processor – the same DSP platform that has helped rocket previous Soundcraft Si series consoles to stardom. With prodigious processing power, bulletproof reliability, impressive flexibility, amazing ease of use, and a surprisingly friendly price tag, Si Expression mixers are an outstanding value. Exactly what you’d expect from Soundcraft.
- 24 (16 – Si Expression 1, 32 – Si Expression 3) mono mic inputs
- 4 line inputs
- 66 inputs to mix
- 1 ViSi Connect™ option card slot for 64 x 64 input/output expansion
- Freely assignable faders and patching
- 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
- Colour touch screen interface
- Inputs – Mic Preamps:24 x XLR
- Inputs – Line:4 x TRS
- Outputs – Main:2 x XLR
- Outputs – Direct:16 x XLR
- Inputs – Digital:1 x Stereo AES/EBU (XLR)
- Outputs – Digital:1 x Stereo AES/EBU (XLR)
- Aux Sends:20 x Aux Sends
- Busses/Groups:4 x Bus
- Data I/O:Harman HiQnet
- Computer Connectivity:Via Optional Firewire/USB/ADAT Card
- I/O Expansion Slots:Yes
- Faders:24 x 100mm
- EQ Bands:4-band
- Weight:34.1 lbs.
- Manufacturer Part Number:5035678