February 05, 2013, by PSW Staff
The Studer Vista 1 console is now available in a compact 22-fader version, measuring just over 1 meter (about 3 feet) in width, and well suited to small spaces such as found in OB vans.
For smaller vans where the audio console fits into the cab area, the Vista 1 provides a comprehensive solution requiring no additional racks, including integral I/O, DSP and surround sound management including up and down-mixing. The low weight of the new desk is also an advantage.
The Vista 1 is based largely on the Vista 5, so existing Vista users will be familiar with all the functionality of the Vistonics user interface plus features such as true broadcast monitoring, talkback, red light control, GPIO, N-x (Mix Minus) buses, snapshot automation and DAW control.
With an integral DSP engine of 96 channels, the Vista 1 can handle mono, stereo and 5.1 inputs, and is provided with 32 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs and four pairs of AES inputs and outputs on rear panel connections.
I/O can be expanded using the standard Studer D21m card slot on the rear, to allow MADI, AES, AoIP, ADAT, TDIF, CobraNet, Dolby E/Digital, SDI connections etc. A MADI link can connect to any of the Studer Stagebox range for XLR connectivity as well as other formats.
New to the Vista 1 is 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 also is outfitted with a redundant PSU, and RELINK integration with other Studer Vista and OnAir consoles.