Potters Bar, UK (March 18, 2015)—Studer has announced new software features for its Vista X, Vista V, Vista 1 and Vista 5 M3 digital consoles.
This new v5.2 software update includes the ability to assign Strip Setups as Cue events; support of the Soundcraft Realtime Rack (Universal Audio [UAD] plug-ins); support of Lexicon PCM96 Surround reverbs with Infinity Core; Input Gain unfold for multi-format channels; Spill Zone for contributing channels; GUI enhancements and new patch groups; A-Line embedded Ethernet; and contribution Pan in stereo channels to mono Aux busses.
With the 5.2 software, saved Strip Setups can be assigned as Cue Events in the Cue List. Recalling Cues that have these events assigned, will automatically load the specified Strip Setup onto the desk’s surface. This feature is intended for those mixing in a scene-based workflow in applications such as theatres and pre-programmed shows. Loading the Cues for the next scene will also bring the currently needed channels onto the surface.
Up to four Soundcraft Realtime Racks, loaded with UAD Plug-ins, can now be connected to every Vista system. All plug-in parameters are saved and recalled by Cue events. The Cue events are also organized in a library and can be re-used for other Cue events. The individual Cue events can be enabled and disabled, and can be updated at any time.
Vista FX reverb is now also available for Vista X and Vista V running on Infinity Cores. Up to six (in pairs of two) original Lexicon PCM96 Surround reverb units can be connected over AES/EBU. Parameter control works over Harman HiQnet directly from the mixer’s Vistonics user interface.
In addition, stereo and 5.1 input channels will have individual digital input gain parameters for each channel leg. Pressing the button next to the Main digital input gain Vistonics rotary will flip the input page into a view, where the individual digital input gain parameters (L, R, C, LFE, Ls, Rs) are accessible.