The Vista 5 is a highly flexible compact digital mixer, with a well-conceived control surface that will find favour amongst users in broadcast production, live sound and performance venues. The console's particularly small size and simple connectivity make it one of the most portable desks on the market, which will find its place in small to midsize studios and will easily fit into any OB van. It can be easily moved from one location to another and set up within minutes.
The console is available in two sizes, the 32-fader version and the 42-fader version:
The 32-fader desk consists of 20 channel strips, optimised for input channel operation, and 12 additional versatile strips for operating output and input channels. By using the standard Vistonics screen, up to 52 outputs are under immediate control. A total of up to 240 channels can be accessed from the desk and laid out in any order, with the Vistonics system giving instant control over all related channel functions. DSP power and I/O are specified by the customer. The total I/O capacity, comprising various cards including mic/line, ADAT, TDIF, AES/EBU, SDI and MADI, may exceed 1700 inputs and outputs.
The 42-fader version has additional bay of 10 input faders allows an operator to control 42 input channels simultaneously, but equally importantly allows true two-man operation of the desk.
This input bay is situated to the right of the output/master section, and can be ‘isolated’ from any global adjustments made on the left side of the desk using the LOCK mode. For example, changing fader layers or sections on the left-side will not affect the right-hand side channel faders when locked. The right-hand fader section features its own control panel to switch in or out the processing and EQs, so two operators will always have direct access within their own sections and users don’t have to do any unnecessary moves across the console. When not locked, all channels on the desk follow the global view changes of displayed parameters, as well as following any section/layer changes.
At just 6U (6 rack spaces), Studer's new Score DSP engine is much smaller than many DSP engines, and, by including some local I/O, demands much less space on installation than many other console systems.
The Vista 5 offers all the surround capabilities a user can dream of. Formats include 2CH stereo, LCR, LCRS and 5.1. The internal 5.1-to-stereo downmix function allows for simultaneous live productions in both formats. The Vista 5 also includes Studer's world-famous 'Virtual Surround Panning' (VSPTM), using not only amplitude, but also time delay and frequency response panning as well as artificially generated early reflections for realistic placement of sound sources.
For product availability and pricing please contact your local dealer.