Brand new at IBC is the Studer Modular Series, which Harman said offers flexibility and interoperability not seen before in an on-air mixing console. In this product, only the necessary controls for live operation are provided physically, all other control are virtualised via user-definable, multi-touch GUIs.
The GUIs can be customised to match the technical level of each user, displaying all the controls they need and hiding those they don’t, according to Harman. The company said that removing parameters that the operator doesn’t need from the surface makes operation faster and easier.
The GUI also provides the ability to host comprehensive control interfaces for other third-party equipment typically found in the studio, such as broadcast automation, codec management or a CMS.