The Vista 9 supplements the Vistonics™ interface with innovative wide-screen-based TFT metering, FaderGlow™ and other innovations.
The channel meters are able to show mono—right through to 7.1 channel signals—in the upper section of the screen, while the lower portion can show bus assignment or for surround channels an image of the surround composite.
Alternatively, a History mode records events such as overloads in the audio path of each channel and highlights them in red on the channel waveform. The operator can then review which channel had such an event up to 30 seconds after the event has occurred. All stereo inputs and stereo masters have a correlation meter bar above the bar graph display.
The Control Bay meter section can be configured to show any choice of output buses and input channels, and displays up to 40 meters at the time.
During a hectic live production, the context-oriented FaderGlow™ provides the operator with an instant overview of the console status by illuminating each fader in one of eight freely assignable colors.
The new Vista 9 gives the user freedom to place input and master channels anywhere across the surface. The Vista 9 offers surround input channels with an intuitive input balance section to stereo input channels with a 5.1 up-mixing panner to automatic down-mixer processes for outputs.
Dual PSUs and a dual control system ensure that component failure doesn’t mean loss of control over the mix, while a redundant network system keeps up the vital communication to the DSP core.
The Vista 9 integrates with other Studer Vista and OnAir consoles and routers by making use of the Studer RELINK network technology. Communication to third-party control systems is also provided.
The Studer Vista 9 has already shipped to the first customer installations, and is in full production.