Manhattan-based mobile production services provider All Mobile Video recently purchased another Studer Vista 8 digital audio console; AMV previously installed a Vista 8 (though a smaller version) in its 53-foot triple expando Celebrity unit. Scheduled for delivery this month, the 72-fader desk was purchased for AMV’s unnamed new HD video vehicle.
At just under 10 feet wide, the new console will comprise 96 mic/line inputs, 80 pairs of AES inputs, 56 bi-directional MADI I/Os (plus 56 more for connection with DASH multitrack machines), 120 analog line outputs and be accompanied by an extensive outboard DSP rack. An additional 24 analog line and 16 AES inputs on a remote I/O unit at the end of 500 feet of hardened fiber cable will allow the desk to be used with other OB vehicles. The console will be integrated lengthwise within the truck rather than in the standard perpendicular orientation.
“Aside from the fact that All Mobile Video already has a Vista 8, Chelsea Television Studios, AMV’s sister division, is now also using one of these desks on the set of Martha,” notes Clayton Blick, Studer U.S. national sales manager. “So the fact that this is really the organization’s third purchase within the past year truly underscores how pleased they are with the Vista platform and how solid it has been for them.”