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Studer Introduces Larger 42-fader Vista 5

NORTHRIDGE, California – May 2007 —

The early success of the Vista 5 and increased customer demand for more channels and multiple operator control on the highly successful Studer Vista 5 console has led to the release of a 42-fader version. Since its launch last year, the Vista 5 has been acclaimed as the most compact, portable and easy-to-install console in its class.

An additional bay of 10 input faders allows an operator to control 42 input channels simultaneously and, equally importantly, permits true two-man operation of the desk.

This input bay is situated to the right of the output/master section, and can be ‘isolated’ from any global adjustments made on the left side of the desk using the LOCK mode.

For example, changing fader layers or sections on the left side will not affect the right side channel faders when locked.

The right fader section features its own control panel to switch in or out the processing and EQs so two operators will always have direct access within their own sections and users don’t have to do any unnecessary moves across the console.

When not locked, all channels on the desk follow the global view changes of displayed parameters, as well as following any section/layer changes.

All other facilities on the Vista 5 are the same, including N-X (Cleanfeed or mix-minus) busses, downmixing for surround/stereo multicast, and Contribution mode to interrogate the sources feeding any given output.

The new optional cards for the D21m I/O systems also function with the Vista 5-42. These are the dual Dolby(r) E card, which allows the operator to directly decode an AES/EBU stream into eight discrete channels, and the SDI card, which gives the possibility to de-embed the audio stream from an SDI signal connected via coaxial cable to the card.

This de-embedded stream can be processed and mixed, and then re-embedded into the SDI stream for onward transmission. It is also possible to patch this audio stream console internally to a Dolby(r) E card for decoding and eventually routing to the channel faders.

About Studer:

Studer Professional Audio GmbH, founded by Willi Studer in 1948 and headquartered in Regensdorf, Switzerland, is a leading manufacturer of digital mixing consoles and other high-end products for broadcast and recording applications. A subsidiary of Harman International Industries, the company’s products are distributed in the US by Harman Pro North America (HPNA), which also distributes products for Soundcraft. Distribution of Studer’s products in Canada is handled by Studer Canada.

About the Harman Pro Group:

The Harman Pro Group (

) is the world’s largest provider of professional audio products and system solutions for commercial sound, contracting, tour sound, recording and broadcast, musician, portable PA and cinema applications. The Group is headquartered in Northridge, California and includes industry leaders AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, Crown International, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer. The Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), a leading supplier of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.

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Studer USA / Harman Pro North America

8500 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 91329

Tel: 866.406.2349 / Fax: 818.920.3208


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