The new Studer Vista 8 digital live production console builds on the company's Vista 6 and 7 by incorporating the Vistonics™ user interface, extends the dynamic automation of the Vista 7, offers a new control bay design with more faders in a smaller footprint, and has a comprehensive snapshot system and dedicated mute groups.
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 instantly adjust levels. 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.
Metering facilities have been extended with 48 assignable meters, and the advanced matrix functionality enables the user to assign master channels to the matrix and assign an input channel directly to a matrix output.
For more information on the new Studer Visit 8, visit www.studer.ch.