Baltimore-based Maryland Sound International (MSI) recently updated its rental inventory with a new pair of Studer Vista 5 SR digital live production consoles.
From left: Shane Morris, principal engineer, Soundcraft Studer Group USA; Peter Weber, Vista product manager, Studer; Bob Goldstein, owner and founder, Maryland Sound International; Bruno Hochstrasser, president, Studer/executive VP of sales, Soundcraft Studer Group; and Ian Staddon, VP of sales, Studer
“We compared the Vista 5 SR with most of the premium touring digital consoles on the market; however, we felt that none of them were quite capable of matching the feature set offered by the Studer,” says MSI founder/owner Bob Goldstein. “Plus, as technology continues to advance, the Vista 5 SR control surface and components can easily be upgraded via software updates, ensuring that these consoles will continue to be state-of-the-art for years to come.”
MSI has already taken delivery of its twin multipurpose Vista 5 SR consoles, which will most often be used together as a front-of-house and monitor desk pair. The compact 32-fader consoles are each custom-configured with 88 inputs and 96kHz DSP with total redundancy.
The new consoles integrate well with MSI’s primary “racks and stacks,” which are Crown I-Techs and JBL VerTecs, allowing the company to take full advantage of the benefits of Harman Pro’s System Architect™ software and HiQnet™ networking, monitoring and remote-control capabilities.
Concurrent with the Vista 5 SR’s launch at AES, MSI staged an invitation-only event at Manhattan Center Studios where it gave a number of FOH engineers the chance to mix Paul Reed Smith and his band live on the desk. Monitor engineers were likewise able to perform a real-world mix on a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console.