(L-R) L1 radio and TV's Jo Smeets, Lucas Vroemen and Studer president Bruno Hochstrasser. At back: Rob Dam of Heynen BV.
Dutch broadcaster L1 Radio and TV (Limburg, Netherlands) has ordered two Vista 8 digital production consoles through local Studer distributor Heynen BV. One console is to be installed into a new 5.1 audio post-production suite, which is being designed by London company Munro Associates, in L1's new building in Maastricht. The other has been chosen for L1's outside broadcast unit and specified to an identical standard.
L1's new post-production studio will provide a variety of services: audio post-production for video, RTV design and production of commercials, CD/DVD production (5.1) and the mixing of multitrack recordings. The studio will also be used as a control room for RTV live broadcasts or recordings of events in the media cafe at L1. The Vista desk will be playing a multifunctional role in this environment: as a live broadcast mixing console, and as a post-production system in combination with ProTools | HD.
Lucas Vroemen, technical manager for L1, explains why they opted for the console: "The unique Vistonics control interface, and the fact that a lot of technical engineers are able to handle it, was what made us, like so many others, decide in favor of the Studer Vista 8.” Vroemen continues, saying that, "The Studer console in RK1 has been working for over 14 years without any problems."
L1 expects to have the new building operational during the first quarter of 2005. At the same time, another Studer Vista 8 will be installed in the outside broadcast unit, built to the same specification as the studio desk. Vroemen explains, "Because of the simple design and the ability to scroll through the channels, we can handle an active stage system of up to 48 microphone channels, in combination with our 16-channel Aphex 1788. Another great advantage is the high quality of the dynamics section in the Vista 8. That saves a lot of external peripheral equipment, which is a plus in a confined space," says Vroemen.
For more information, please go to Studer’s Website at www.studer.ch.