INFOCOMM 2011: Harman?s Soundcraft and AKG combine

Harman’sSoundcraft and AKG have joined forces to make wireless mic monitoring in the mixer a possibility.

For the first time, it is now possible to monitor the status of any Harman HiQnet-compatible AKG radio mic directly from the Soundcraft Vi series console surface, courtesy of VM2 (Vistonics Microphone Monitoring.) VM2 provides real-time visual displays of battery life, RF status, mic muting and internal clipping directly on a channel strip on the screen, allowing engineers to spot a problem on screen long before they hear it.

VM2 will be available for all Soundcraft Vi series consoles in V4.5 software, including Vi1, Vi2, Vi4 and Vi6.

Compatible AKG wireless mic systems are WMS 4000, WMS 4500 and DMS 700 (optional HUB 4000Q HiQnet Ethernet interface required.)