Studer has introduced the Vista 1 Black Edition at this year’s IBC event, a new iteration of the Vista 1 digital mixing console promising an enriched feature set, ease of use and a sleekly designed form factor.
Thanks to the Vistonics user interface with 40 on-screen rotary knobs, the Vista 1’s look and feel is identical to that of its larger sister models the Vista X and Vista V. Features such as true broadcast monitoring, talkback, red light control, GPIO, N-x (Mix Minus) busses, snapshot automation and DAW control make the Vista 1 an ideal choice for broadcast, live and production use.
For theatre productions, the Vista 1’s enhanced theatre CUE list includes Character/Actor Library event handling, with MUTE and VCA events handling. CUEs can fire MIDI/MMC events as well as loading different Strip Setups and UAD Plug-In snapshots. With software v5.3, the Vista 1 Black Edition user will also get the most powerful SpillZone and FollowSolo functionality, according to the company, as well as a server-based event logger application, which is logging Vista system and user-events.
With an integral DSP engine of 96 channels, the Vista 1 can handle mono, stereo and 5.1 inputs and is provided with a standard configuration of 32 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs and four pairs of AES inputs and outputs on rear panel connections which also can be customised.
I/O can be expanded using the standard Studer D21m card slot on the rear, to allow MADI, AES, AoIP (including AES67), ADAT, TDIF, CobraNet, Dolby E/Digital, SDI connections etc. MADI links can connect to any of the Studer Stagebox range for XLR connectivity as well as other formats.
The Vista 1 also features 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 Black Edition also features a redundant PSU, and RELINK integration with other Studer Vista and OnAir consoles means the Vista 1 can share signals across an entire console network.