Soundcraft Studer has introduced new Vista software version 4.2, which enhances the sound design and production workflow for cue-based theater productions.
The new software provides extended cue list functions including time-based cue recall, MIDI MMC commands for sound FX playback triggers, as well as the introduction of some brand new cue events.
Characters in a musical or play can now be given any desired library entry (e.g. a special EQ setting) on a cue by cue basis. This allows easy adjustment, either temporary or permanent, of these library settings, as well as a very straightforward way to replace the settings of an actor with replacement-actor or understudy settings.
VCA assigns and muting of channels can now also be entered on a cue by cue basis, without the use of snapshots, for a much easier and comprehensive way of building a show.
Also announced with version 4.2 is the Virtual Vista PC-based online and offline editor, so the sound engineer can move around the theatre and make adjustments to level and EQ from all the key audience seating positions, live. This can also function as a console control back-up, working in parallel with the desk.
This is also a useful training and demonstration tool, and can be obtained by contacting Studer or a local sales representative.
Together with the Vista’s already extensive facilities, which suit theater sound, such as high input/output capacity, the acclaimed Vistonics user interface, distributable stagebox systems, control surface configurability, very compact footprint and outstanding sonic performance, the Studer Vista series of consoles are a strong choice for world class theaters.