Soundcraft integrates UAD plug-ins with Vi
Soundcraft has introduced the Realtime Rack – a library of UAD plug-ins from Universal Audio compatible with all Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles.
Realtime Rack hardware and software allows users to integrate UAD plug-Ins with ‘ultra-low latency’ and have full snapshot store and recall within the console's CUE/Snapshot system. The rack is housed in a 1U enclosure, and is capable of processing up to 16 channels of a Madi stream. Additional units can be added for 32, 48 or 64 channels.
There are two versions of the Realtime Rack: the Core comes preloaded with 14 classic Harman and UAD plug-ins, while the Ultimate comes loaded with 72 plug-ins including emulations of analogue hardware from brands such as Neve, Studer, Lexicon, Manley, and more.
The rack’s software runs on a separate Mac computer and gives the operator the control needed to insert UAD plug-ins on individual channels, auxiliary channels, and master busses. A snapshot system allows for total recall of all plug-ins and their settings. Tight network integration with Vi Series consoles ensures that all settings of the plug-ins are stored inside the console.
One Realtime Rack can run 16 channel strips each with up to eight plug-ins inserted. The racks can also be daisy-chained to up to four units, processing 64 channels simultaneously.