By PSW Staff • April 1, 2009 The most important buttons of the main control panel for AutoTouchPlus, the virtual ACU (automation control unit) are provided on the desk surface. Take our Photo Gallery Tour of new products from this year's Prolight + Sound - Musikmesse. AutoTouchPlus, the dynamic automation system that is part of the Studer Vista 7 and Vista 8 consoles, is now also available on the Studer Vista 5. The recent upgrade means that the Vista 5, which is primarily a live production console, can now also be used for post production work, for example between live sessions. All parameters of the console can be automated against timecode, in the most simple and intuitive way, using touch sensitive faders and Vistonics encoders. The Vistonics screens display the current mix pass values along with the previously written mix data from the last mix pass, providing an informative overview provided by no other console on the market. The existing MIDI port is used to read MTC (MIDI Timecode) to which the automation is then slaved. For systems based on linear SMPTE timecode (LTC), an optional LTC to MTC converter is available. The main control panel for AutoTouchPlus, the virtual ACU (automation control unit) is displayed as a window on the Graphical Controller, and in addition, the most important buttons from this panel are provided on the desk surface as well. Existing Vista 5 installations can be upgraded to this functionality from software version 4.2 onwards. Studer Website Take our Photo Gallery Tour of new products from this year’s Prolight + Sound – Musikmesse. Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Consoles Control Controllers Converters Dynamic Faders Live MIDI Mix Post Production Production Samples Sessions Software Studer System Systems Time Virtual · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.