Studer is supplying two digital Vista 8 digital audio production consoles to the leading cultural institutions of Taiwan, one each to the National Theater and National Concert Hall. The venues form part of the National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, which was one of the largest arts centers in Asia when it was built in 1987.
Both auditoriums are renewing their front-of-house control consoles, replacing analog Studer 900 consoles, which have been in place since the facilities’ original construction. Studer 900 desks are being retained in two other auditoriums, the Experimental Theater and Recital Hall.
Studer’s representative in Taiwan, Linfair Engineering, worked closely with the technicians of the National Theater and Concert Hall to specify the mixers. “They have been using Studer consoles since the day they opened,” says Linfair’s Steven Cheng. “There have been so few problems that some of the spare parts they ordered in the beginning have never been opened. This has created a good deal of trust in Studer and also in Linfair, which has been responsible for maintenance of the equipment since the theaters opened.”
According to Cheng, the Vista 8 is the ideal product to ensure a smooth adoption of digital technologies by these two leading arts centers. “The Vistonics interface will give them an easy transition in operational terms. The consoles are equipped with fully redundant power supplies, redundant DSP and redundant control systems, so nobody has to worry about a system crash.”
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