Offering an enriched feature set and retaining the ease of use of the groundbreaking Vista 1 digital mixing console in a sleekly designed form factor, Harman’s Studer introduced the Vista 1 Black Edition at IBC 2015. The compact production console is a cost-effective solution and allows easy integration with AoIP networks.
Vista 1 Black Edition combines an industry-leading Studer control surface with advanced DSP, fully-configurable I/O and redundant power supplies - all in one unit. Vista 1’s powerful feature set and flexible I/O configurations mean it can handle the widest range of applications, from OB and ENG vans, to small studios, to mobile productions where the console needs to be moved frequently.
Thanks to the patented 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 - Studer’s current flagship consoles. Features such as true broadcast monitoring, talkback, red light control, GPIO, N-x (Mix Minus) busses, snapshot automation and DAW control make the Vista 1 an ideal choice for broadcast, live and production use.
For theatre productions, the Vista 1 comes with the 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 Setups and UAD Plug-In snapshots.
With software v5.3, the Vista 1 Black Edition also gets the most powerful SpillZone and FollowSolo functionality, as well as a server-based event logger application, which is logging Vista system and user-events.
With an integral DSP engine of 96 channels, the Vista 1 can handle mono, stereo and 5.1 inputs with ease, 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 customized.
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.
The Studer Vista 1 Black Edition also features a redundant PSU and RELINK integration with other Studer Vista and OnAir consoles, which allows the Vista 1 to easily share signals across an entire console network.