(L-R): László Fazekas, Tamas Bardos, Imre Selmeczi, Diana Garcia, Fabian Zoltan and Bruno Hochstrasser
Hungary’s new national arts center, the Palace of Arts in Budapest, has purchased four Studer Vista digital mixing consoles (one Vista 7 and three Vista 8) from BaSys Multimedia, Studer’s distributor in Hungary.
Built with funding from public and private sources and located on the Danube River, the Palace acts as a home for the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the new Museum of Modern Art and the House of Traditions, a showcase for traditional Hungarian folklore and the National Folklore Dance Ensemble.
The Palace is scheduled to open in 2005. The 1,700-seat National Concert Hall aims to match the acoustical standards of the world’s top concert halls. This building will be the home of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Choir and Music Bibliotheca, and will also feature guest orchestras and choirs, with an adjoining studio for audio and video recordings. A mobile 52-fader Studer Vista 8 will be available for front-of-house mixing in the concert hall.
Barnabas Kiss, the Palace’s chief engineer of operations, and László Fazekas, sound engineer and theater technology consultant, selected the Studer Vista consoles for the project primarily because of the Vistonics™ user interface. “There are several excellent consoles in this category on the market,” says Kiss, “and we have checked out all of them. We found most of them to be very similar in technical parameters, features and even in the way they are controlled. However, Vistonics makes Studer an unbeatable choice because it provides a uniquely ‘human’ interface. Ergonomics are an important factor for engineers who might be working on the desk for 10 hours or more each day, and, in this respect, Vistonics will keep Studer ahead of the game for a long time.”
For more information on the boards, please go to www.studer.ch.