Tempe, AZ (March 3, 2010)--A pair of Studer Vista 5 digital mixing consoles have been installed at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
The Vista 5 consoles are used as a part of the School of Journalism's emphasis on real-world experience for its journalism degree program students. Housed in a 6-story, $71 million, 223,000-sq.-ft. academic building located in downtown Phoenix, they are at the core of the School's advanced broadcast facilities. One Vista 5 is used train students covering the J-School's First Amendment Forum, used for town hall-type meetings, as well as events held in the Walter Cronkite Theater and for additional training in the student training studio. The second Vista 5 mixer has been installed in the School's broadcast control room, where it is used to record, edit and broadcast the School's award-winning weekday news programming.
To cover this variety of functions, Jim Dove, chief engineer at the Cronkite School of Journalism, chose the Studer Vista 5. "It's accurate to say that these two Vista 5 consoles do the work of at least three or more consoles," he said, "so they were a very cost-efficient decision." Students are introduced to the Vista 5 as freshmen and work on it throughout their four years of studies.