Studer Update for OnAir Consoles Boosts Summing Busses, Adds New Metering and VCA Mode
Among the functions provided in Studer’s recently released V3.2 software update for its OnAir 2500 and 3000 consoles are remote GPIO over the network, configuration backup/restore, and two new metering options, with simple source selection via touchscreen. The digital-meter option has configurable headroom indication. For OnAir 3000 consoles using the Score Live DSP platform, the new release provides up to 48 N-X summing busses, increasing the talkback matrix to 48 external sources.
Remote GPIO simplifies setup of networked consoles and makes dedicated GPIO wiring between consoles redundant. Instead, logic events of a console in a network are automatically available to any other console in the same network. It is also possible to combine events using Boolean-logic functions, permitting easy implementation of, for example, talkback functionality between two consoles.
For consoles with subgroups, a new mode selection allows any of the available eight subgroups to be operated as a VCA as well. The VCAs provide control functionality only and do not affect the individual audio-bus routing of a channel. Further information is available from www.studer.ch.