Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 12, 2012)-Harman introduced improvements to its Studer line at IBC 2012, including support of the DAVID and EMBER automation protocols, and automatic mic mixing for Vista.
DAVID Systems GmbH now supports Studer's Monitora protocol, a feature of Studer's OnAir consoles. DAVID Systems is also now able to provide BCS (Broadcast Server), its radio playout automation technology, including Turbo Player (the playout engine of BCS), for Studer OnAir consoles.
Studer has also chosen EMBER as a standard TCP/IP interface protocol to allow automation systems to control specific aspects of the mixing desk. For normal newsroom and presentation needs, this includes faders, mutes and aux or mix-minus. This feature, already available for Studer's OnAir range, is now available to all Vista owners running V4.8 software (soon to be released). EMBER also offers features such as desk reset (recall) to allow instant reconfiguration of the complete audio console at the head of a show.
Studer's new VistaMix automatic microphone mixing removes the need for an operator to manually adjust all the faders all the time. VistaMix mimics the action of a human operator, increasing gain for "talking" mics and reducing gain for all others.
Each source channel has a weight control, which allows the desk operator to add weight, or priority, to the main presenter, and allows the desk operator to give more gain in the mix to any contributors who have weak voices or are too far from their microphones. The weight control may also be used during a show to adjust the relative balance dynamically.