Soundcraft Realtime Rack Core
Livesound Plug In Engine for MADI Equiped Consoles


Real Time Rack developed in conjunction with Universal Audio is an ultra high quality plug in host to our Vi console range.
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Real Time Rack developed in conjunction with Universal Audio is an ultra high quality plug in host to our Vi console range. Connection is via a fiber optic MADI loop for audio and a CAT5 connection for control. A user provided Apple MacIntosh Computer with Thunderbolt connection is required as well.

Realtime Rack integrates with Soundcraft Vi Consoles allowing changes of a plug in patch or parameter on a per cue/snapshot basis however Realtime Rack can also be used with any manufacturer’s digital console equipped with fiber optic MADI Real Time Rack is available in two versions which are identical except for which plug ins are included as standard.

The result of a unique collaboration between live sound mixing experts Soundcraft and renowned plug-in manufacturer, Universal Audio, the Soundcraft Realtime Rack brings industry-standard UAD studio plug-ins to the Soundcraft platform. The Realtime Rack hardware and software delivers tight integration of Soundcraft Vi consoles and UAD Powered Plug-Ins, with (48 kHz) sub-2 millisecond latency and full snapshot store and recall with Soundcraft’s CUE/Snapshot system. Realtime Rack’s robust SHARC-based processors run audio over standard Optical MADI connections and dual-redundant internal power supplies ensure that audio signals keep running, even in the event of a power supply failure. Soundcraft Realtime Rack brings the stability of DSP and the sound quality that Soundcraft and Universal Audio are known for in a scalable, low-latency processing environment. 

Soundcraft Realtime Rack Core Includes:

  • 1176LN Legacy Limiter
  • 1176SE Legacy Limiter
  • dbx 160 Compressor
  • CS-1 Channel Strip
  • Lexicon 224 Reverb
  • Pultec EQP-1A Legacy Equalizer
  • Pultec Pro Legacy Equalizer
  • RealVerb Pro Reverb
  • Studer A800 Tape Machine
  • Teletronix LA-2A Legacy Limiter

Soundcraft Realtime Rack Core Features:

  • Hardware
    • Durable 1U Rack enclosure
    • 4 SHARC DSPs on-board
    • Dual-redundant internal power supplies with fail over detection
    • Each Realtime Rack unit processes up to 16 channels of a MADI stream (add additional units for 32, 48 or 64 channels)
    • Runs a huge library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins & UAD Direct Developer Plug-Ins
    • Dual-Thunderbolt host connectivity
    • One set of MADI optical I/O (64 channels @ 48 kHz)
    • Word Clock I/O (BNC) and Input termination
    • Sample Rate support from 44.1kHz to 96kHz
    • Clock Support for the following formats: Internal, MADI, Word Clock
  • Software
    • Purpose-built Realtime Rack application for inserting UAD plug-Ins
    • Networked integration with select Soundcraft Vi consoles – allows full remote snapshot triggering and storing
    • Create, store and recall channel strip presets
    • Create, store and recall snapshots

Soundcraft Realtime Rack Core Specifications:

  • Audio Connector Type:  MADI - Dual OpticalSC-Plug (ISO/IEC 9314-3)
  • MADI Format: AES10 (64 channels)
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz,96 kHz (48kHz only, when used with Soundcraft Vi console)
  • Host Connector Type: Thunderbolt (Dual connectors)
  • Word Clock: BNC - One Input, One Output
  • Word Clock Input Termination: 75 Ohms, switchable
  • Supported Clock Sources: MADI, Word Clock, Internal(Thunderbolt/FireWire)
  • AC Connectors: 2
  • AC Connector Type: IEC Male with integrated switch
  • Power Configuration: Two switching power supplies. Integratedfail over circuit controls redundant power supplies
  • AC input Range: 100-240 VAC
  • Power Rating: Less than 30 Watts
  • Frequency: 50-60 Hz
  • Humidity: 60% maximum
  • Temperature: 0°C to +45°C
  • Rack Spaces: 1U
  • Chassis dimensions: 17"(W) x 12"(D) x 1.3"(H)
  • Weight (unit only): 9 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 14 lbs

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