HARMAN’s Studer Vista Consoles Get Integral Lexicon FX
Users of HARMAN’s Studer Vista consoles can add up to 24 channels of Lexicon Effects to their console with the release of the VISTA FX engine. The VISTA FX unit contains eight channels of FX, and three units can be cascaded to allow up to 24 mono channels per console.
Not only does each 2RU lightweight VISTA FX unit provide the equivalent of two Lexicon PCM96 devices, but control and assignment of the effects and their parameters are provided via the Vistonics user interface. Both real-time operation and snapshot-based control can be achieved through the touchscreen-based system. The unit can be configured to provide eight mono, four stereo, or two surround signals, with hundreds of presets available to the operator.
Additionally, BSS 30-band graphic equalizers are available for input channels, groups, masters, and auxiliaries, with control of the bands either via the Vistonics rotary controls or via the faders on the console. Users can choose the starting-band position on the fader bank to provide the most convenient location for the graphic EQ control. On the Vista 9, the FaderGlow turns red on the controlling faders to indicate that they are in EQ mode.
The option is available as an upgrade for all Studer Vista consoles that use the SCore Live DSP core.
Other new Studer products at the NAB Show include the Vista 1 Compact mixing console, Vista Compact Remote bay, RTW TM7 Metering Option for Vista consoles, and an Axia Livewire AoIP card for the D21m system.