In advance of this summer’s Estonian Song and Dance Celebration in Tallin, Estonian Public Broadcasting, Eesti Rahvusringhääling, upgraded its OB van with a Harman Studer Vista 5 M3 digital console.
Studer’s Estonia distributor ProMedia Inc., provided the Vista 5 M3, which is used to mix audio. The console is complemented with Studer’s Vista FX engine, a 2U chassis that offers Lexicon surround effects and a graphic EQ, all controlled through the Vistonics user interface. Connection to the console’s DSP engine is made directly via two high-capacity multichannel HD links.
“This is the first time we have had the chance to mix 150 channels — with the Vista 5, it’s now possible,” said Vytautas Martinonis, head of the Radio Technical and Sound Recording Department, Estonia Public Broadcasting.
The console features a compact size and simple connectivity. The total I/O capacity, comprising various cards including mic/line, ADAT, TDIF, AES/EBU, SDI and MADI, may exceed 1,700 inputs and outputs, said the firm.
Martinonis also pointed out that durability was also a key factor in choosing the Vista 5 M3, which can handle higher temperatures and an absorb movement.