Milan, Italy (May 15, 2013)—RAI, the Italian state broadcaster, has taken delivery of its first four Studer Vista 9 digital mixing consoles from Italian distributors Leading Technologies.
The sale includes a production console for the control room at the La Scala Theatre in Milan (Teatro alla Scala). The new console has been installed in the RAI control room at the theatre, replacing the previous Vista 8, and will be used for live broadcasting for radio and TV, as well as recording of operas and classical concerts. This will meet the venue's wish for upgraded facilities within the Vista architecture, with the emphasis on 5.1 production.
The desk is configured with 64 mic inputs from the stage plus line and AES I/O for local effects and machines and two MADI interfaces for multitrack recorders.
This is one of four Vista 9s supplied by the Studer distributors, who over the years have provided Studer solutions for all four RAI production centers, in Milan, Rome, Turin and Naples.
Another Vista 9 has been installed in the RAI auditorium in Turin, supplied along with a Vista Compact Remote Bay to work in parallel. Replacing the venue's previous digital console, this will be used for live broadcasting or the recording of classical music, since Turin is the base of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra.