Soundcraft Studer is now established as one of the world's leading providers of digital consoles offering a full range of consoles to the Theatre market, from local and provincial theatres right up to Broadway/West End venues.
The Studer Vista range of consoles is rapidly growing in the theatrical community, with the Vista 5 recently used on large-scale productions in New York on the new productions of West Side Story and Road Show, The Musical.
In addition to the already extensive theatre specific functionality, Studer has now introduced new Vista software version 4.2, which greatly enhances the sound design and production workflow for cue-based theatre productions.
The new software provides extended cue list functions including time-based cue recall, MIDI MMC commands for sound FX playback triggers, as well as the introduction of some brand new cue events.
Characters in a musical or play can now be given any desired library entry (e.g. a special EQ setting) on a cue by cue basis. This allows easy adjustment, either temporary or permanent, of these library settings, as well as a very straightforward way to replace the settings of an actor with replacement-actor or understudy settings.
VCA assigns and muting of channels can now also be entered on a cue by cue basis, without the use of snapshots, for a much easier and comprehensive way of building a show.
Also announced with version 4.2 is the Virtual Vista PC-based online and offline editor, so the sound engineer can move around the theatre and make adjustments to level and EQ from all the key audience seating positions, live. This can also function as a console control back-up, working in parallel with the desk.
This is also a useful training and demonstration tool, and can be obtained by contacting Studer or a local sales representative.
Together with the Vista's already extensive facilities, which suit Theatre sound, such as high input/output capacity, the acclaimed Vistonics™ user interface, distributable stagebox systems, control surface configurability, very compact footprint and outstanding sonic performance, the Studer Vista series of consoles are now the perfect choice for world class theatres.