Moncton, Canada (January 7, 2010)–CBC/Radio-Canada has installed its first Studer Vista 5 console, at Radio-Canada Acadie’s television studio in Moncton, New Brunswick. Sold through Solotech Inc., the console features 32 faders in a 42-fader chassis.
When deciding on a console, Radio-Canada Acadie needed one that could operate daily without fail. “The Vista 5 is used seven days a week,” says Maurice Cyr, operations manager for Radio-Canada Acadie. “We have only one studio, one control room and one Vista 5, so the console must be dependable and perform well, day in and day out. If it fails, we can’t go to air since we have no backup or replacement available in our plant. Our operations dictate that we have an audio control board that is trustworthy, and so far, the Vista 5 has not let us down.”
Radio-Canada Acadie’s audio technician Roger Theriault along with team members Ghislain Jean; project leader from CBC/Radio-Canada Broadcast Engineering in Montreal and Gilles Bourgeois; maintenance technician and project coordinator in Moncton-researched a variety of audio consoles for the facility. “We chose the Vista 5 because it was the audio console that best met our present and future program needs. This model offers us the features and options we felt were a must for the production of our live daily news programs” Cyr says.
“Every audio source and setting we need to do our shows can be programmed and accessed on one surface. We can now do our news programs without having to go live into menus and layers to access the different sources. This allows us to react instantly to sometimes very complex and unpredictable situations” adds Theriault, the main operator of the Vista 5 in Moncton.
Says Theriault, “The Vistonics system makes the board very user-friendly and is much appreciated by everyone and anyone that operates the Vista 5.”
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