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Harman Debuts Studer Vista 1 Black Edition Digital Mixing Console

Harman’s Studer introduced the Vista 1 Black Edition (price TBA) at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company states that the console offers an enriched feature set and retains the ease of use of the groundbreaking Vista 1 digital mixing console in a sleekly designed form factor.

Thanks to the patented Vistonics user interface with 40 onscreen rotary knobs, the Vista 1’s look and feel is identical to that of its larger sister models, the Vista X and Vista V. Features such as true broadcast monitoring, talkback, red light control, GPIO, N-x (Mix Minus) buses, snapshot automation and DAW control make the Vista 1 an ideal choice for broadcast, live and production use.

For theatrical productions, the Vista 1 comes with the complete toolset for sound designers. The enhanced theater CUE list includes Character/Actor Library event handling, with MUTE and VCA events handling. CUEs can fire MIDI/MMC events as well as loading different Strip Setups and UAD Plug-In snapshots.

With software Version 5.3, the Vista 1 Black Edition offers powerful SpillZone and FollowSolo functionality, as well as a server-based event logger application, which is logging Vista system and user-events.

With an integral DSP engine of 96 channels, the Vista 1 can handle mono, stereo and 5.1 inputs, and is provided with a standard configuration of 32 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs and four pairs of AES inputs and outputs on rear panel connections that also can be customized.

I/O can be expanded using the standard Studer D21m card slot on the rear, to allow MADI, AES, AoIP (including AES67), ADAT, TDIF, CobraNet, Dolby E/Digital, SDI connections, and so on. MADI links can connect to any of the Studer Stagebox range for XLR connectivity as well as other formats.

The Vista 1 also features an integral jingle player, played from audio files on a USB jingle stick (such as station ID or background FX), and triggered by a series of eight dedicated keys in the master section. 

The Studer Vista 1 Black Edition also features a redundant PSU. RELINK integration with other Studer Vista and OnAir consoles means the Vista 1 can easily share signals across an entire console network.

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