OB truck and service provider TV Skyline has upgraded the audio technology of its Ü3HD truck with a Harman Studer Vista 1 console. The Vista 1 was provided by Studer’s German distributor Audio Pro.
The Vista 1 in Ü3HD is equipped with 32 faders and offers 32 mic/line inputs, 32 analogue outputs and eight AES/EBU stereo input and output channels, as well as an integrated MADI port. A Riedel RockNet card is installed in the expansion slot of the console, ensuring the integration of the MediorNet system.
“The compact dimensions of the mixer, combined with the fact that no external hardware is needed, was a huge advantage of the Vista 1,” said Jan Saueressig of TV Skyline. “The easy access to MediorNet was another advantage that made the Vista 1 the obvious choice.”
“The time we had to incorporate the new console into our service was extremely short, but we familiarised ourselves with it very quickly,” Saueressig added. “We already knew about the Vistonics interface from using the Soundcraft Vi1, which was in our Ü1HD truck. The Vista 1 has additional options, such as surround sound and configurable DSP allocation.”
The console was first used in an eight-camera production for the Austrian Bundesliga soccer tournament in Innsbruck. Other productions followed at the Salzburg Festival for the transmission of the 8th Symphony of Mahler, and at the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. All were produced in 5.1 Surround.