Soundcraft has unveiled at NAMM 2013, the annual fair of manufacturers of musical products, held from 24 to 27 January in Anaheim (California, USA), the new digital console if Expression, designed for those seeking a professional mixing console at an affordable price.


Soundcraftbrand belonging to the Group Harman distributed in Spain by EarPropresented at the NAMM Show 2013 fair range of digital consoles if Expression, regarded as the most advanced in the category of low prices digital console. Available in three sizes, if Expression 1, 2 and 3 offer 16, 24 and 32 faders and mic inputs, respectively. The three are able to accommodate up to 66 entries for mixing by connecting any stagebox Soundcraft also included the two new Mini Stagebox 16 and 32 (32 x 16 and 16 x 8) launched at the fair or by connecting additional entries about MADI and AES/EBU. All external inputs are in addition to the connections on your own desktop.

With the authentic style, Soundcraft, mixer is loaded with standard processing in Harman BSS, dbx, Lexicon and Studer models and many professional features high-end, as a touchscreen in colour, remote control iPad ViSi and Soundcraft FaderGlow, adopted large-format series consoles Soundcraft Vi. FaderGlow is a patented technology that automatically illuminates specific faders in different colors according to their assignment, allowing the user to focus in the mix, and not where they could be signals.

A very powerful DSP engine provides EQ parametric 4-band, delays, doors and compressors at each entrance, parametric and 30 band graphic EQ, compressors and delays on all outputs, as well as four Lexicon stereo effects devices, all of them are able to be used at the same time, unlike most of the consoles of this kind. Soundcraft ViSi Remote allows the remote control of the console from an iPad. Layers of assignable faders freely allow inputs and outputs in any place in any layer, optimizing the mix from the most important channels control.

Historic landmark

Andy Trott, Vice President and general manager of Soundcraft and Studer, said that this is one of the most interesting novelties in his 10 years at the forefront of business of mixers from Harman. "Soundcraft at this low price is a departure from tradition for us. The If Expression is based on a new setting up a bridge with ranges if Compact and if Performer and is located in a brand new price for Soundcraft, making it a very attractive product for those seeking a professional console at an affordable price. Other companies will continue producing cheap blenders, but we make mixers, professional, high quality and easy to use with the same price range that makes the customer decision", he said.

The console has numerous professional features and a wide range of network cards and optional, the latest of which is the BSS BLU Link card, which allows easy and automatic connection to Personal Control System dbx PMC16.

If Expression is designed for all mixing applications ranging from bands, performances, shows, and touring facilities, audiovisual companies and theaters to churches and educational infrastructures.

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