The increasingly popular Soundcraft Ui series digital mixers have just seen a beastly firmware update with the release of the Ui24R V3 firmware.
When the Ui24R’s version 2 firmware was released with such an array of new features, we wondered what could Soundcraft possibly do with their next update to top V2. Well, V3 has some seriously hot new features to talk about and we couldn’t be more excited!
The most exciting new feature users will be raving about is the ability to cascade two Ui24R together. That’s right, you can now control two units from one browser for increased I/O and even more flexible routing and setups. Users can now enjoy 32 channels of audio to be streamed each way between the Master and Slave units.
Another exciting new feature is the addition of the cue’s layer. Cue’s can now be saved and recalled without any delay from within the shows/snapshots screen for parameter changes such as Mix and Aux levels, pan, mute, changes of Aux and FX pre/post, FX send levels, mute, and FX Master level, Master balance and Master Aux level. This allows users to have sophisticated parameters saved in their system for smooth changes without affecting the flow of a show.
A new display mode has been added as part of BigD mode. There is now an INFO mode, which displays more detailed channel specific information including mini display or comp, gate and EQ curves plus value bars of SEND values to FX and AUX. Very handy.
There’s now a dedicated UDP display mode, which gives UDP commands its own trigger panel providing access to both UDP triggers and MIX faders at the same time.
A feature requested by many users has been added and that being reverb/room pre-delay. This can be utilized in tablet mode to give users more flexibility when using reverb/room FX.
There’s a bunch of other features that have been added such as a brighter channel select border so you always know what channel you’ve selected, easy double click go to and return of gate/comp and EQ when editing in BigD mode, more accessible editing in pop up menu’s, “slow mode” for fine-tuning vertical sliders, multitrack session renaming plus much, much more, probably too much to mention in this article.
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As for the updates in the Ui16 and Ui12, these smaller sibling mixers have got some nice updates that came with the V2 Ui24R update of last year. Features such as BigD mode (including INFO page) have been added amongst others to give these mixers a nice update into 2019.
You can download the new firmware update via the Ui24R page on the Soundcraft website. Check out these fantastic new features for yourself and enjoy an even more satisfying experience using your Ui series mixer. Happy mixing!
Visit the Soundcraft UI24R You Tube Channel for all the V3 Update Videos: