Moscow, Russia (December 16, 2010)--The Moscow Conservatory has installed a 42-fader Studer Vista 9 console for recording, post production and broadcast from its Great Hall.
As part of its current restoration, the Moscow Conservatory has also purchased a Soundcraft Vi1 digital console for multipurpose use, including at front of house when required. The consoles were sold through Audio Solutions, the systems integrator of the Moscow Conservatory project.
According to Alexey Pogarsky, sound engineer from the Studio of Moscow Conservatory, "For over 40 years, both for Soviet and Russian sound engineers, the word 'Studer' has been a symbol of robust equipment with the highest sound quality, working flexibility and excellent design. The Conservatory has had A80 and A810 tape machines and also an A962 mixer by Studer. It has always been a pleasure to work with them. This equipment is still used today and we still use some of it quite extensively!
"Before we chose the Vista 9, we also looked into some other widely known digital and analog consoles. And as a result, we found that Vista 9 is the best option. It is very important for our work to have high-quality microphone inputs with great Studer transformers. The analog split out for each input, just in the mic preamp alone, is a very useful thing, too, as we are going to work with DSD and high sample rates. The working process with the famous Vistonics interface is very similar to an analog mixer. The Vistonics interface and high sound quality were the most important reasons for choosing the Soundcraft Vi1. Now we will have a unified working interface and great sound quality for multipurpose use."
The Moscow Conservatory was founded in 1866 and the Great Hall opened in April, 1901. With a seating capacity of 1,737, the Great Hall has hosted the world's finest orchestras, ensembles and soloists, as well as international festivals and competitions, including the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition for young musicians.