By PSW Staff • April 22, 2009 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. Library 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/Mute Events: 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. Virtual Vista: 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. Screen shot of new Vista software. (click to enlarge) 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. Studer Website Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Audience Consoles Control Engineer EQ Harman Live MIDI New Performances Production Sales Series Shows Software Sound Soundcraft Studer Systems Theatre Training Virtual Websites · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Live Sound International brings you information on a wide range of pro audio topics. Stay up-to-date, get expert tips, industry news, new products and technologies delivered. Discover how to make smart use of today’s sound technology, Subscribe Today!