The new Studer Vista 1 Compact is a true Vista console in a compact and low-cost configuration. Being unveiled at the upcoming NAB 2012 Show in Las Vegas, the new desk comes complete as a single chassis, with control surface, I/O connections and DSP all integral, considerably reducing weight and footprint.
The Vista 1 Compact is suited to both fixed and portable systems, while its compact size makes it a natural choice for OB and ENG vans, with a price under $80,000.
The Vista 1 is based largely on the Vista 5, so existing Vista users will be immediately familiar with the functionality of the Vistonics user interface and Studer Vista control surface, plus features such as 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 with ease, and is provided with 32 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs and eight stereo AES inputs and outputs on rear panel connections. Both 32-fader and 22-fader models are available.
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 family on 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 features a redundant PSU for peace of mind, and RELINK integration with other Studer Vista and OnAir consoles means the Vista 1 can easily share signals across an entire console network.
Other new products from Studer at NAB include a new Vista Compact remote bay, Lexicon FX engine, RTW MT7 Metering Option for Vista consoles, EMBER broadcast/news automation control protocol and a Livewire AoIP card for the D21m system.