Wild Gravity extends their Vista Family with a Vista I3
Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Townsville-based production company Wild Gravity caters to a wide variety of clients with events ranging considerably in size. Consequently managing director Noel Anthony requires a ‘family’ of lighting control consoles and with its simple, visual interface that brings a whole new world of speed, ease of use and sheer intuitiveness to the art of lighting, the Vista family is the ideal choice.
The company already owned a Vista M1 Control Surface and a S1 Control Surface when Noel decided to purchase a Vista I3 Console late last year. The Vista I3 is a mid-range console that provides all the features of the full-size T4/T2 consoles in a smaller, more economical package. Featuring the software, processor, and control elements of the standalone consoles, users can connect a pen-tablet, touchscreen, or standard monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the console, and it becomes a fully operational Vista.
“It’s the same platform for us whether we’re taking out our little M1 with five faders on it or a larger one – you only have to learn one system to do small or large jobs,” commented Noel. “We just love the whole time line aspect of the Vista consoles and the fact that they are very visual. I sold one to a mate a couple of years ago and it has never broken down on him so I thought that’s good enough for me! He’s travelled all around the world with it and it has been rock solid.”
Noel particularly likes the Vista’s ability to create its own fixture library especially as he has purchased some of his fixtures from China.
“In fact I made a library for a fixture before it even arrived and the minute I plugged it in it worked perfectly,” he said. “I was very impressed by that. All its attributes were as they should be and it’s very easy to edit your own fixture.”
Noel also notes that his operators are usually very keen to learn about Vista especially as they ‘don’t have to choke on a manual to get some basics done on it’!