Soundcraft Ui24R

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24-Channel mixing console with integrated stage box and DSP

  • Parallel multitrack recording to USB drive & DAW
  • 20 Mic / Line inputs: 10x XLR, 10x 6.3 mm jack combo
  • 2 RCA line inputs
  • 2-Channel USB media player (MP3, WAV, AIFF playback)
  • 22-Channel USB direct-to-memory recording
  • 32-Channel recording interface (I/O via USB-B port)
  • Internal sample rate: 48 kHz
  • 2 Additional USB ports for controllers & updates
  • 2 XLR & jack main outputs
  • 8 XLR AUX outputs
  • 2 Headphone outputs
  • RJ45 Ethernet connector
  • HDMI port for mixer control via a monitor
  • Integrated dualband WLAN & Ethernet (2 antennas, 2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • Compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS, Linux (via HTML5)
  • Accepts up to 10 devices simultaneously (tablet, smartphone, PC)
  • Signal processing from dbx, Lexicon, Digitech
  • 20 High-quality Studer designed mic preamps
  • Input channels with 250 ms delay, 4-band parametric EQ, gate, compressor, de-esser, HPF
  • 2 Channels include DigiTech amp / guitar modelling
  • 8 AUX buses with 31-band graphic EQ, AFS2 Feedback Suppression, and dbx compressor
  • 120-Band real-time analyser (inputs and outputs)
  • 500 ms (approx. 170 m) of delay on the output busses
  • 4 Lexicon effects busses (reverb, delay, chorus, room)
  • Format: 19" / 4 U
  • Dimensions (L x W x D): 177.8 x 482.6 x 165.1 mm
  • Weight: approx. 5.1 kg
  • Compatible touchscreen: Art.493983 (not included)
  • Compatible case: Art.496312 (not included)
available since May 2017
Item number 406862
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User Interface remote
Number of faders 0
DSP Input channels 24
Mic Preamp 22
Physical outputs 10
Digital stagebox connection No
Hotspot Singleband
Multitrack Record Yes
integratated Player/Rec via USB/SD Multitrack
19" Rackmount Yes
DSP Output Channels 20
Busses 20
Mono-Line Input 22
Stereo-Line Input 1
Ethernet Yes
Soundcard interface USB-B
Recorder Format WAV/MP3
RTA Yes
FX Processor 4
31 Band EQ 12
Delay Input 1
Delay Output 1
Matrix 8
DCA/VCA Gruppen 6
Midi Connector No
Sample rate 48 kHz
Separate Personal Monitor system No
Expansion Card slots 0
Digital ADAT No
Digital SPDIF No
Digital AES3/ASESEB No
Digital MADI No
Digital Dante No
110V capable 1
Case No
Height 179 mm
Width 483 mm
Depth 165 mm
Weight 5,1 kg
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Great Mixer!
Herms 23.05.2020
I've had this mixer for 6 months and I have used it on a lot of large & medium sized functions, smaller pub & bar gigs, and even a small multi-band festival. I can happily say it's fantastic and it's handled every event seamlessly and without any problems.
The user interface is very intuitive, I personally prefer it to the apps on the A&H, Mackie, Pre Sonus and Behringer mixers that I am also familiar with.
20 input channels, lots of auxes, USB input for backing tracks & playlists, USB output for multitrack recording, the list of features goes on and on and is impressive.
99% of the issues people have with this mixers like this (with no physical faders, relying on only software control) are 'operator error', so don't be put off if you see some frustrated users on the Facebook user groups. This mixer will reward the user that reads the manual and puts in the time to properly learn how it works. If you think you can just take it to a gig and learn how to use it there during sound check, I guarantee you will not have a fun night.
I would also say that this is not the best mixer for somebody new to sound engineering.
It's worth inversting in a decent router to ensure stable WIFI connection with your tablet(s). I always have a laptop hard wired to my Ui24R too as a back up contol surface. I've never had any problems but it's always good practise to be prepared for anything.
I am writing this during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, and I'm keeping my playing chops up every day by playing along with the many gigs I have recorded since I got this mixer. The 'soundcheck' mode is awesome! I can play the gig back, minus the original bass track, and play my bass live along with the band. I'm monitoring /mixing the whole band via an aux with my IEMs in so I don't upset the neighbours. This function is proving to be a life saver at the moment.
Considering the price of this unit, the hardware and functionality that Souncraft have squeezed into it, it's amazing. And it's small and light, only 4U tall.
All in all, in the right hands, it's a fabulous mixer.
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Excellent choice
Shawn 14.11.2019
I use it in a community Theatre where we put on musicals, and host live bands. We have shows and rehearsals with overlapping times, and needed a desk where we could setup, store and recall settings. In addition, musicals require intensive dynamic mixing between songs and scenes for example different set of singers for each successive scene. The Soundcraft allows us to save the setting per song 'a snapshot' and recall it instantly (well almost, maybe a 1 second delay) as the scene changes. The recording and general clarity is excellent, built in lexicon effects, eq, compressors, noise gates are excellent quality and easy to use once you get used to it. I set it up as a permanent installation with an HDMI monitor, keyboard an mouse, and simultaneously have it connected to a wifi router for mixing on stage during rehearsals and setup using a Tablet or smartphone. Saves running back and forth to the desk which entails climbing up the ladder to our sound and lighting platform.
The only con I have found is that it would be nice to have a sub out that is linked to the master outs. I use an aux out for the sub which is controlled independently which is not ideal for my application. Apart from that it does more than I expected, is light and small for a desk with this many features.
I would recommend this without hesitation.
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Centerpiece of my home studio
AdrianoGominho 25.08.2022
I bought this unit to replace a Soundcraft UI16 that I was using mainly as rehearsal mixer to feed individual monitors and record performances.

However, given the USB audio connectivity and the number of inputs, it quickly turned it into my main home studio hub. It sits behind two Behringer Ultrapatch Pro patchbays which make it easy to physically reroute more than 40 inputs into the 20 usable inputs.

There is a lot of flexibility offered by the internal patchbay, so much so that I haven't been able to make full use of it.

The AD/DA converters are pristine. The UI16 had noticeable noise but the UI24R exceeds all my expectations on this.

I am a big fan of the interface. Of course I would love to have all the buttons and faders to psychically touch, but the cost and space would be immense. And the ability to wander across the venue with a tablet with full control of the sound is priceless.

As for the wifi signal, I never used it remotely. It is physically connected to the network. The UI16 had an external router and I would probably use an external router as well in any "noisy" electronic environment.

EQ and Dynamics is effective, Reverbs are quite good. Never used the Automatic Feedback suppression, but it is good to know it's there :)

Sometimes I insert the effects into my DAW signal chain, specially for reverbs. They seem much more natural that the plugins I use, even being digital...

The only minor issue that I have is that my computer does not recognize any input above the first 8. I am using Linux/ALSA and this has probably something to do with my software setup, so not really a product shortfall.

All in all, for my modest amateur requirements, this unit does it all and with flying colors. I feel that for more professional use the product would continue to be a very useful tool. I just wish I could buy another one to use only for rehearsals!
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WOW!!!
Leo_CRO 13.03.2020
I buy 2 of this mixers and use them connected to Cascade mode! Great GUI, easy to use, compatible with almost everything with touch screen (tablet, smartphone, display)... great feature is Ethernet connection and so many rooting options. You can record multi-track all channels in DAW or USB (just need USB faster than 25MB/s). Great feature is mixing your recorded tracks. So you can record soundcheck on USB, after that play it on mixer and make adjustments without your band members!
Quality of recorded tracks is very good! Lot of featurs and great plugins (Lexicon, Digitech, dbx)
5 stars to this product!!!
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