Studer: Expansion to Infinity15 September 2014
Vista V, a new 52-fader digital console has been unveiled at IBC. The Vista V features a built-in meter bridge, high-quality motorised faders, and a built-in Dynamic Automation system with DAW remote control. The console is fully surround-sound capable, with versatile panning and monitoring functionality.
At the heart of the Vista V is the Infinity Core, which uses CPU-based processors to deliver over 800 audio channels and more than 5,000 inputs and outputs. It provides 12 high-capacity A-Link ports (1,536 channels per port) for D23m I/O integration or direct connection into routing systems or AoIP networks.
Keith Watson, marketing director of Soundcraft Studer Professional (pictured left, with product manager Roger Heiniger), said the console was based on the same Quad Star technology as its predecessor the Vista X, but in a compact footprint that was more ideal for smaller studios, OB trucks and large live productions.
The Vista V uses four processors to achieve high levels of redundancy in the control surface, while the CPU-based DSP makes it viable to provide two independent DSP cores running in parallel with instant changeover, without audio dropout.