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Harman’s Studer Adds Lexicon FX to its Vista 1 Console

Harman’s Studer has added Lexicon effects to its Vista 1 digital mixing console platform through an integrated VistaFX engine, expanding the applications for the console in live sound and theatrical production environments.

VistaFX is a suite of effects processing engines capable of providing renowned Lexicon effects. It was released in 2012 as an external engine for the Studer Vista 5 and Vista 9 consoles. The Vista 1 FX engines are all integral to the console’s DSP system, requiring no external signal connection or patching. Because the console has the required hardware, the new functionality is available as a software upgrade to existing consoles. It is also provided standard in new systems, and without loss of mix processing power or I/O capacity.

In the Vista 1, eight FX processors are available from two internal FX engines to be patched or inserted onto channels or groups, and these may be assigned by the user to provide mono, stereo or 4-channel effects processors. The latter 4-channel mode is especially useful on surround signals where effects may be applied to the four surround channels L/R/Ls/Rs.

Control and adjustment of the effects is achieved through standard Studer Vistonics operations, in just the same way as the external VistaFX units work with the larger Vista consoles.

Assignment to a channel or bus is made in the patching windows, using the Channel Insert Point. Touching the FX icon opens up the FX parameter view on the Vistonics area ready for effect selection and parameter adjustment.

Available Lexicon FX types include, Reverbs, Chorus/Flanger, Delay, Resonance, Reverse Pitch Shift/Pitch Effects, with hundreds of different presets available with up to 16 adjustable parameters per preset.

All FX parameters may be copied/pasted between channels and into and out of the Clipboard Library, and are stored as part of the snapshot/cue automation system so can be recalled quickly when needed.

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