Studer will launch the Vista V, the latest addition to its range of digital consoles, at IBC2014. Described by the company as "adding to the immense power of [the] Vista X" (launched in January) and featuring the "next step in processing power and intuitive functionality," the 52-fader Vista V is based on the same Quad Star technology as its predecessor but has a more compact footprint suitable for smaller studios, OB trucks and large live productions.
At the heart of the Vista V is the Infinity Core, which uses CPU-based processors to deliver an 800+ audio channels with "superb" sonic quality, and more than 5,000 inputs and outputs. Studer, a Harman brand, says the use of CPU-based processors "suggests exciting possibilities for scaling up to even larger channel counts, and for running third-party algorithms".
The Vista V features a built-in meter bridge, high-quality motorised faders and built-in 'Dynamic Automation' system with DAW remote control. The console is also fully surround sound capable, with panning and monitoring functionality, and comes complete with VistaMix, Studer’s proprietary automated microphone mixing algorithm; Vistonics interface, which builds the Vista V’s rotary controls and buttons directly into the flat-screen displays; and a built-in loudness meter and BSS DPR-901 dynamic EQ plug-in, assignable to any channel.
Other show debuts for Harman include the AKG DMSTetrad wireless microphone system and the Studer A-Link digital audio interface.