Studer's German distributor, Audio Pro, recently provided a Vista 9 console for the Berlin Philharmonic's newly refurbished Studio 11 production room coinciding with the group's 50th anniversary.
The new console will be used to broadcast a wide range of concerts from the in-demand Great Hall situated within the group's 24-year-old Chamber Music Hall.
In addition to the Vista 9's 80 analog and 24 digital inputs/outputs, the Studer Vista 9 console is outfitted with 240 DSP channels operating at either 48 kHz or 96 kHz.
“The additional MADI interfaces allows 64 channels to connect to the digital workstation, while the remaining channels are connected to the Great Hall,” reported Mirsat Neziraj of the Berlin Philharmonic. “Even though Studio 11 production is not assigned exclusively to the Chamber Music Hall, it is used amongst other studios, as a mixing space for recordings or broadcasts from this venue.
Not only is Studio 11 also in high demand from record companies and broadcasters for their own productions, it also services the Philharmonic’s ‘Digital Concert Hall’, an Internet platform that enables music fans all over the world to see and hear the Philharmonic's concerts, live or on demand. The Soundcraft Vi6, previously used in that production studio, has been relocated to the newly created Studio 12.
The Chamber Music Hall. Photo by Reinhard Friedrich
“The consistent and fast operating concept of the Studer Vista has impressed us from the start,” says Marco Buttgereit, a member of the audio team.
“Because we often have guest sound engineers using our studios, it is important that they are able to familiarize themselves quickly with the technology. The intuitive, easy to operate Vistonics interface of Studer’s Vista range was the key reason why we chose this solution for the studio.”
In addition to local music concerts and jazz, international performances are also promoted in the Great Hall. For example, famous journalist Roger Willemsen has been hosting a series of concerts, which resembles a musical journey through different cultures and regions of the world. These are then also mixed on the Studer Vista 9 in the newly refurbished Studio 11.