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IBC 2015: Studer Vista 1 gets a facelift with Black Edition

The desk offers "an enriched feature set and retaining the ease of use of the groundbreaking Vista 1 digital mixing console in a sleekly designed form factor", says Harman

Studer introduced the Vista 1 Black Edition digital mixing console at IBC in Amsterdam today.

Owing to its ‘Vistonics’ user interface with 40 on-screen rotary knobs, the Vista 1’s look and feel is identical to that of its larger sister models, the Vista X and Vista V. Features such as true broadcast monitoring, talkback, red light control, GPIO, N-x (Mix Minus) buses, snapshot automation and DAW control make the Vista 1 suitable for broadcast, live and production use.

For theatre productions, the Vista 1 comes with a complete toolset for sound designers. The enhanced theatre CUE list includes character/actor library event handling, with MUTE and VCA events handling. CUEs can fire MIDI/MMC events as well as loading different strip set-ups and UAD plug-in snapshots.

With an integral DSP engine of 96 channels, the Vista 1 can handle mono, stereo and 5.1 inputs, and is provided with a standard configuration of 32 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs and four pairs of AES inputs and outputs on rear panel connections (which also can be customised)

I/O can be expanded using the standard Studer D21m card slot on the rear, to allow MADI, AES, AoIP (including AES67), ADAT, TDIF, CobraNet, Dolby E/Digital, SDI connections, etc. MADI links can connect to any of the Studer Stagebox range for XLR connectivity as well as other formats.

The Vista 1 also features an integral jingle player, played from audio files on a USB jingle stick (such as station ID or background FX) and triggered by a series of eight dedicated keys in the master section.

A redundant PSU is included, and RELINK integration with other Studer Vista and OnAir consoles means the Vista 1 Black Edition can share signals across an entire console network.

Pictured is Studer global sales director Mark Hosking with the Vista 1 Black Edition at IBC.