Steve Vai on the Soundcraft Ui24R: “Finally there’s something very convenient for tour recordings”

Steve Vai: “Sometimes I get a new piece of gear at the Harmony Hut (my studio) that is a nice surprise and delight, and recently the good folks at Harmon and Soundcraft sent over a Ui24r. It’s a multi-track digital mixer recorder that is rack mountable. I use it in the playing room to record my nightly jamming, among other things. It’s all controlled by an iPad. I think the thing I like most about it is that I was a huge fan of Studer technology and this unit has 20 Studer designed mic pre’s in it that have that Studer quality sound. Looking forward to taking this thing out on the road. Finally there’s something very convenient for tour recordings.”

The Soundcraft Ui24R is a complete, rack-mountable, digital mixing and multi-track recording system that delivers flexible I/O, pristine sound quality, intuitive wireless control, and roadworthy reliability—all in a streamlined design. The system can double as a stagebox and can be controlled by up to 10 devices via Ethernet or built-in dual-band Wi-Fi, making it possible to control mixing and multi-track recording wirelessly from anywhere in the venue. With renowned HARMAN signal processing, Studer-designed preamps and much more—from the studio to the stage, Soundcraft Ui24R is the ultimate system for artists, venues and engineers who need to save space and deliver superior sound.

Ui24R brings together industry-leading HARMAN technologies to deliver unprecedented power and mission-critical stability. Renowned Studer preamps deliver rich sound for live performance and multi-track recording, while iconic Lexicon reverbs, choruses, delays, and dbx compression offer polished results for vocals, acoustic guitar and more. dbx AFS2 automatic feedback suppression is available on all monitor outputs, providing an excellent live experience. Plus, DigiTech guitar amp modeling brings a host of effects to any performance, particularly when low stage volume is desired.