Studer (AES booth #909) will show its new Vista 8 digital live production console at AES. Based on the platform of the Vista 6 and 7, the Vista 8 incorporates Studer’s Vistonics™ user interface, expanding the concept to provide output metering and control in addition to a host of other features.
A comprehensive snapshot system and dedicated mute groups make the Vista 8 optimal for use in live performance environments such as concert halls, theaters and houses of worship. Several high-profile venues around the world, including Budapest’s Palace of Arts and Shanghai’s Oriental Arts Center, have already selected the new desk to serve as their house sound console of choice.
Metering facilities on the newest Vista desk have been extended with 48 assignable meters and include advanced matrix functionality that enables the user to assign master channels to the matrix outputs and assign an input channel directly to a matrix output. The Vista 8 offers new control bay design with more faders in a smaller footprint.
The Vista 8’s completely redesigned central control bay has 12 motorized faders and a Vistonics TFT screen with 40 rotary controls, which provide directly accessible level controls for up to 52 audio paths, including master, group or matrix outputs. The new Reverse Operation feature enables the operator to rapidly identify all channels contributing to any master bus and adjust levels instantly. The two faders on the right of the control bay are dedicated as grand masters, and the other 10 faders line up with the 40 rotary controls, as in the channel bays, so that their associated pushbuttons enable solo/PFL, mute and talk to each master output.
Studer also plans to exhibit its classic A827 Gold Edition 2-inch, 24-track analog tape recorder and one or more of its newer OnAir Series radio broadcast consoles at the show.