Corporate Image Audio (CIA) Inc. of Coto de Caza, CA has taken delivery of the first Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console available for sale in the US.

According to CIA president Scott Mintz, “The first thing you notice when you see the Vi6 is how sleek and elegant its design is, but once you get it powered up, you also quickly find how simple it is to use. The ability to access any function from within the selected channel via the touch screen reduces the learning curve to almost zero. In fact, when our Vi6 first arrived, we were literally able to pull the desk out of the box and get right to work without even looking at the manual. For a mixing console this sophisticated, that says a lot.”

Mintz and his team further appreciated the Vi6’s default preset programs, which allow them to instantly configure the desk for a variety of front-of-house and monitor board applications, as well as the color-coded bus groupings which are “perfect for grouping assignments,” he says. Mintz also cited the console’s portability, flexibility, state-of-the-art processing, and rugged roadworthy build as other key reasons for the purchase.