NORTHRIDGE, California — Delivering a greater level engagement that ever for customers and visitors, HARMAN’s Soundcraft Studer is taking to the road with its newly refurbished truck, featuring a range of Soundcraft Studer digital mixing consoles, JBL Professional LSR Series studio monitors and AKG microphones and headphones.
The Salon area of the truck now features a unique and versatile “workstation” setup where any combination of three Soundcraft and Studer consoles (a Soundcraft Vi1, a Soundcraft Vi4 and a Studer Vista 5) can be matched with a variety of JBL LSR6325P studio monitor systems and flat-screen video displays, which are placed along movable tracks so that each console can be configured with any speaker combination to replicate virtually any mixing scenario. This combination of products can also easily be configured into training stations, utilizing the video monitors, AKG K240 headphones and Soundcraft Studer’s series of training videos. A pair of AKG D5 microphones is also available for use.
The Studio area features Studer’s flagship Vista 9 digital mixing console, which features I/O sharing with the Vista 5 in the Salon via Studer’s RELINK resource linking system. The system is complemented by a JBL LSR6328P surround sound monitoring system. The truck is also showcasing compatibility of Soundcraft Studer consoles with Riedel RockNet’s audio distribution networking technology and all Soundcraft consoles take a multichannel audio feed from the Vista 9 I/o via MADI.
With the redesign and refurbishment, the Soundcraft Studer truck can now demonstrate up to six mixing consoles at any one time, and features a rackmounted Soundcraft Si Compact 16 small-footprint digital console, plus a rackmounted iPad featuring the Soundcraft ViSi app, allowing control of any Soundcraft console on the truck at any time.
The interior of the truck is now adorned with state-of-the-art LED lighting, which can be modified to create different moods and atmospheres depending on the activity. The LED lighting was an important environmental and energy-efficient decision as they use an eighth of the power of a traditional incandescent or halogen light and are not harmful when disposed of.
Leaving no detail unattended, the upgraded truck’s exterior is UV-treated to improve temperature control for client comfort, and features the iconic performance faces well known from Soundcraft Studer’s advertising campaign.
The Studer truck will continue to be used as the centerpiece for the overwhelmingly successful Studer Broadcast Academy training and open house series. A Studer Broadcast Academy session is scheduled for the SBE 22 Expo in Verona, New York on October 11. The Studer truck will also be on display at the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco on October 27-29.
“With our world-class range of consoles on board, combined with tremendous flexibility and a new sleek design, we feel the new Soundcraft Studer truck reflects our attitude as a company: that we’re all about providing a first-class experience for longtime Soundcraft Studer customers as well as those new to our products,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes of Soundcraft Studer. “We are eager to show off our range of consoles for the broadcast and live sound markets, as well as JBL’s market-leading studio monitors and AKG’s world-class microphones. Everyone is encouraged to come see and hear our new truck for themselves!”
The new Studer truck will kick off with a brief tour in the northeastern United States on September and will be on the road until just before the AES show. If you are located in the Northeast and are interested in scheduling an open house for your company, please visit usa.studer.ch to register online.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.