Soundcraft and its UK distributor Sound Technology have announced that the Signature 10, Signature 12, and Signature 16 (pictured) consoles have begun shipping, while the larger Signature 22, Signature 12 MTK and Signature 22 MTK multi-track models are due to arrive later this year.
Soundcraft Signature Series consoles are available in four frame sizes: 10-channel, 12-channel, 16-channel, and 22-channel while the Signature Series Multi-Track consoles are available in 12-channel (14-in/12-out USB interface) and 22-channel (24-in/22-out USB interface).
“Our new Signature Series consoles pack features and circuits from some of our best consoles in our history,” commented Sean Karpowicz, Soundcraft’s product manager. “But never before has such high-quality analogue sound been available in these sizes and price points.”
All Signature Series consoles incorporate Soundcraft’s Ghost mic preamps, delivering 'extraordinary audio quality with high headroom, wide dynamic range and exceptional resolution and clarity with a superb signal to noise ratio', according to the manufacturer. They also employ Soundcraft’s Sapphyre Assymetric EQ, plus GB Series audio routing technology.
Both models include a variety of built-in Lexicon studio-grade reverb, chorus, modulation and other effects and dbx limiters on the input channels. The consoles offer XLR and switchable Hi-Z inputs that enable guitars, basses and other instruments to be directly connected.
The Signature Series consoles come with a 2-in/2-out USB interface while the Multi-Track versions come with a 14-in/12-out on the 12-channel version and a 24-in/22-out USB audio interface. Accompanying the consoles are free downloads of the Lexicon MPX-L native plug-in and Ableton Live 9 Lite.
Signature Series consoles feature faders with GB Series audio routing and pre/post switching on each Aux, in addition to subgroups promising 'powerful' routing and switching options as well as dedicated outputs. Signature Series models feature a robust metal construction and have an internal universal power supply.
The Soundcraft Signature 10, Signature 12 and Signature 16 are available now, with prices ranging from £274.80 to £538.80.
The Signature 22, priced at £694.80, and Signature 12 MTK and Signature 22 MTK models, priced at £394.80 and £790.80 respectively, are expected to begin shipping in November. All prices represent RRP and include VAT.