PL+S 2015: Soundcraft and Shure announce collaboration15 April 2015
Soundcraft and Shure have announced a new collaboration enabling native monitoring and control of Shure wireless systems on Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles.
The initial implementation is being showcased at Prolight + Sound, where the new Soundcraft Vi5000 and Vi7000 Digital Mixing Consoles support Shure’s ULX-D and QLX-D Digital Wireless Systems.
With the introduction of the Vi5000 and Vi7000 Consoles comes the new extension to the Vi’s patent-applied-for VM2 radio microphone status monitoring feature, with Shure’s digital wireless systems now recognised alongside AKG’s DMS800 and WMS4500 systems. This integration enables automatic Shure device discovery, identification, and mapping of each wireless system to the appropriate mixer channel.
“We are very pleased to be collaborating with Soundcraft to enable remote monitoring and control of networked Shure wireless systems,” said Shure president and CEO Sandy LaMantia. “Providing the essential wireless functions within the console inspires user confidence and adds value to both systems by providing a more seamless, integrated experience.”
Dave McKinney, general manager and VP of Soundcraft and Studer, noted: “The Vi Series consoles [pictured] are designed to deliver the features and technology that our customers demand, so collaborating with Shure to deliver wireless data, natively and automatically, was an easy decision as it creates a smoother workflow for our users – something we are always striving to achieve.”
The ULX-D and QLX-D models use Ethernet connectivity to deliver system data to Soundcraft Vi Series consoles. ULX-D Dual and Quad systems also offer networked digital audio connectivity via Dante. Along with the new Vi5000 and Vi7000, a subsequent software update will support Shure wireless integration, including the current Vi1 and the Vi3000.